These workshops facilitate professional encounters with international and UK-based artists visiting London, and focus on a particular aspect of dance performance or choreography.
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We endeavour to make all of our workshops and classes accessible to artists with disabilities. Please read more here and contact us to discuss any particular questions or requirements you may have.
Bookings open 20 March
C O R E M O T I O N is a performance and healing practice which New York based choreographer, performer and somatic practitioner Daria Faïn has developed over 35 years. Informed by acute research into architecture, neuroscience, linguistics, psychology and energetics, this research has progressively led her to Qigong, the martial arts and contemplative practice; and to a deep exploration of the dynamic between European, Asian, and American cultures.
The mornings will focus on Inner Structure, approaching the body as a whole organism, while Contemplative Action in the afternoons will draw on the Chinese 5 Element Theory and other cognitive principles to explore the correlation between organs, senses, emotions, intellect and the material space that surrounds us.
The workshop includes free entry to Daria’s talk on Friday 19 May, 7pm:
Daria Faïn and The Commons Choir
At the core of Daria Faïn’s work is the question of language. With poet Robert Kočik she created an area of research to explore language as a vibratory medium that inter-relates art, health, and social change. For this public talk Daria will introduce the fundamental principles of her work with The Commons Choir, a performance group she co-directs with Kočik.
Throughout the talk Daria will engage the audience with simple movements and vocal scores to offer an instant internal experience of her somatic/creative approach.
Click here to find out more about Daria.
With Charlie Morrissey and Scott Smith
A workshop exploring solos and duets, informed by Charlie and Scott’s own movement investigations.
Their approach is influenced by their shared experience of working with contact improvisation, Steve Paxton’s Material for the Spine, and Lisa Nelson’s Tuning Scores.
The workshop will employ skeletal imaging and movement, with particular attention given to the pelvis as root, and the spine as a limb, for integrating spherically and dimensionally into space.
Anatomical explorations with their root in Material for the Spine will be re-imagined and explored in relation to working with another body.
Themes from the workshop will be further developed in the following week of morning class from 12-16 June, open to drop-ins. Workshop participants will be given priority places in class.