improvisation, partner work and some set movement. Jovair encourages
movement to be developed from the opening of spaces and support around
the joints and the whole body.
He works with the senses and different layers of the dancer’s attention when performing movement and the flow of movement with awareness of the space and group. He breaks down different aspects of partner work for detailed study, occasionally using set movement phrases. CI
CI indicates that the class focuses on Contact Improvisation. Please note, however, that teachers without the CI initials may lead a class incorporating partner-work or contact at some point.
Jovair is a dance artist originally from Brazil. He has been based in the UK since 1990 and last trained in Holland, at the EDDC-Arnhem. As a dancer he has worked with Yolande Snaith Dancetheatre for several of its productions and has also worked with Earthfall Dance-Cardiff, Gaby Agis, Rosemary Lee and a few other companies, both from the UK and Europe.
Alongside his performing work he has also developed his teaching and worked for the different schools including the Laban Centre, Surrey University, London Metropolitan University and the Italian Conti Academy (London South Bank University).
He has been teaching Improvisation and Doublework at London Contemporary Dance School since 2003 and regularly teaches at Scottish Dance Theatre in Dundee, Scotland and at Diversions Dance Company in Cardiff, Wales. He first taught at independent dance in 1998, and has since been teaching both the evening improvisation classes and the open classes in the morning.
- Watch a clip of Jovair teaching
1 minute 50 seconds
Filmed by Becky Edmunds