Sheena McGrandles

Class Description | Morning Class | Monday 29 April - Friday 3 May 2019

This morning class offers a collective and shared experience of dancing. The classes work with time based scores structured through music. The focus is more on practice rather than technique and draws loosely on somatic principles. I am interested in generating a collective space through the labour of our dance in order to co-work on fundamental, simple, familiar yet complex physical practices and tasks. Our dances will be shaking, circular, low, ecstatic, sensuous, to the point non judging, new to us and old to us.
This class is open to everyone who wants to move.

Biography

Sheena McGrandles, born in Northern Ireland, graduated with a BA in Dance Theatre from Laban Center, London (2007). With a scholarship from Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes in 2012 she completed her MA in Solo/Dance/Authorship at HZT/UdK, Berlin. In 2013 Sheena was selected for the 8month residency in Kampnagel Hamburg “K3” in which she developed the work ‘true balls’. She has been the recipient of the ‘travel and training’ grant from the Irish Arts council for research in Vienna (2013) and San Francisco (2015), also receiving production grants from the city of Berlin and commissions from the festival Tanznacht to create the work BOUNTY (2016), FIGURED (2018). From 2013-2018 she was artistic research associate at the BA “Dance, Context, Choreography” at HZT Berlin and from 2017 is artistic director of Agora Collective Berlin.

www.sheenamcgrandles.com