Bisola Bello

Class description | Monday Night Improvisation, 14 June 2021 | IN PERSON

In this workshop, participate will engage with Bisola’s teaching method (root meter). We will use an improvisational approach with elements of somatic to guide us through the engagement process of the Yoruba dance. Focusing on the sternum and pelvis to explore meters, using breath to flow and explore qualities of vibration and contraction though space and afro house music to stimulate polyrhythms.

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Bisola Bello is a Nigerian dance artist currently based in London. She is a movement practitioner, teacher, and performer, who gained her BA in contemporary dance at Northampton University and her MA in Movement directing and teaching at the Royal Central School of speech and drama. She is trained in contemporary, Morden Horton, afro Cuban, Brazilian, Bata and Acogny West African dance techniques. Bisola has worked with artist and companies such as Eliot Smith dance, Anton Mirto, Paul Morris, Moji Kareem (Utopia Theatre), Kansaze Dance Company, Pascal Merighi & Sebastien Ramirez, Elcid Asaei, This is it theatre and others.

Bisola formed Root meter the dance/movement approach based on 10 years’ experience in improvisation, contemporary and African dance. Bisola’s teaching method comes from the elements of Yoruba dance from Nigeria, Cuba, and Brazil, exerting qualities of vibration, undulation, contraction, and flow. Bisola’s inquiry is on the somatic nature and the spiritual essences of the Yoruba dance practice.