Workshops and Intensives

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.

Coming up in Summer 2016:

Psychedelic Bodies For Somatic Fictions
with Dinis Machado
Saturday 14 May | 11am – 5pm 

Dinis Machado opens up the practices from his past years of research, in which he has been interested in the question “what happens when bodies do not imagine themselves as they are medically described?”. He looks critically at science as the mainstream normative fictional description over the human body. Inspired by the metamorphose of psychedelic experiences, he works to empower other perspectives and narratives as a way to potentiate other body experiences, and therefore, alternative movement production. Tools to escape or enlarge the normative limits created by the anthropomorphist self-representation of our own bodies. Far from concepts like freedom and liberation he researches embodiment and psychedelia through the construction of criteria.

Level
For professional dance artists
Date and time
Saturday 14 May | 11am – 5pm
Price
Standard price £65
Low income £45
Concession £30
Booking
To book please call 020 7091 9650 or download the ID booking form and send it to info@independentdance.co.uk 

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Ways of Working
With Stacy Makishi and Rosemary Butcher
Saturday 11th June | 10.30am – 6pm

The Ways of Working day brings together two artists with very different practices, each of whom works with others in ways that transcends boundaries of teaching and learning, making and research. The day is curated to give participants different routes to reflect on their practice, through the prism of others’.
Rosemary Butcher reveals aspects of her process through informal discussion, while Stacy Makishi invites us to walk into the unknown with The Killing Time workshop.

Throughout the day there will be time for exchange and informal discussion.

Independent Dance is delighted to be supporting TripHazard through this event.

 

Level
For professional dance artists
Date and time
Saturday 11 June | 10.30am – 6pm
Price
Standard price £45
Low income     £35
Concession     £25
Booking
To book please call 020 7091 9650 or download the ID booking form and send it to info@independentdance.co.uk

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Resisting Movement, Refining Myth
With Padmini Chettur
Friday 8th July | 6 – 9 pm 

Saturday 9th July – Sunday 10th July | 11am – 5pm 

With a background in the classical Indian form, Bharatanatyam, since the early 90′s Padmini’s research has been leading her to find an authentic vocabulary, or an authentic set of movement ideas that carry the traces of her physical history, but at the same time are open to new developments in the way that we understand the body.
Padmini is currently intrigued by a system of observing the internal connections of our minute actions. Looking at small weight transfers, tiny articulations, longer lines of tension, and eventually how all of these spill into the external space. Defining it, being defined by it as a way to be precise.

This workshop is part of Re:Imagine India, ID’s joint development initiative with Gati Dance Forum.

Level
For professional dance artists
Date and time
Friday 8th July | 6 – 9 pm
Saturday 9th July – Sunday 10th July | 11am – 5pm
Public discussion Saturday 9th July | 6 – 7.30pm
Price
Standard price £ 150
Low income £100
Concession £75
Public discussion free to workshop participants
Public discussion 
Standard price | £6
Concession | £5
Booking
To book please call 020 7091 9650 or download the ID booking form and send it to info@independentdance.co.uk

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