These workshops facilitate professional encounters with international and UK-based artists visiting London, and focus on a particular aspect of dance performance or choreography.
They are programmed throughout the year; to hear about forthcoming workshops subscribe to our newsletters.
With Alessandro Certini
This workshop is about dance improvisation as a collective act; the creation of physical narratives that derive from sensing contexts. Uniting movement study and personal creativity, the practice enhances one’s performance presence.
The workshop focuses on real time composition by engaging action through listening, tracking, reading and moulding the improvisation as it proceeds. The study uses imagination, both personal and collective, to play with the vitality of compositional choices in the precariousness of the present moment.
Guest programmer Andrea Buckley about Alessandro:
“Alessandro is able to make, or bridge the connection from the relationship of the body in practice into performance practice. He has the ability to generously share his deep investigation of body and work space with others through his charismatic energy and wealth of knowledge. Alessandro is an inspirational performer and teacher, who is constantly sharing and reflecting on his own enjoyment of learning in and about the body.”
Low income | £45
Concession | £30
With Simon Whitehead
Workshop (including performance installation) | 2.30 – 5.30pm
Furniture is a workshop that emerges from the ideas informing Studies for Maynard. It explores the relationships between body and object through movement and asks if there can be an ecological practice embedded in existing together and with the objects and life forms around us.
Bring a domestic object or piece of furniture to work with – found, or lived with…
Performance Installation | 11am – 1pm
Studies for Maynard is a meditation on dislocation; the always unfinished practices of making home and sheltering; referencing the biography of an embryo; the Apollo 9 mission; the territorial behaviour of ravens; the writings and walks of Rajah Shehadah and Starman by David Bowie. Home here is more than a place; it is a network of resonances, as fragile and changeable as weather.
Standard price £8 (£6 concs) Free to workshop participants
Guest programmer Andrea Buckley about Simon:
“Simon Whitehead is a long term colleague and mentor to me, with whom I have had a working relationship for several years. I was excited to invite Simon to facilitate a workshop and performance installation at ID, to allow artists to experience the depth and integrity of Simon’s own solo practice. Simon has a dedicated and investigative way of working through his practice, which doesn’t settle but evolves as he evolves in his own thinking. This workshop and performance installation will offer a fuller dimension of what Simon brings to his work and practice.”