Janine Harrington

Class Description | Morning Class | 17-21 February 2020

In these two hours we can expect to dance ourselves through solo/ group improvisations, juggle games and potentially face and dig into some set material. We will sometimes work with touch, with the material of the gaze, with fleeting images and familiar/ unfamiliar coordinations. We will find routes and tactics to nurture attention, curiosity and availability for the unfolding of our dancing: the multiple relationships between the habitual, training, desire, how you are doing today and all the other multiple agencies in the room.

Classes will be led by Elisa and Janine in different ways and be grounded in physical research and invitations for: play, sense of togetherness, exploration with and without landing anything, obsession, overload, sweating, light-footed encounters and space for each to navigate their own way through what comes up.


Janine Harrington is a choreographer, performer and writer. She holds an MA (Book Arts) from University of the Arts, London (2011) and a BA (Hons) in Dance Theatre from Laban (2006). Janine is interested in game structures, play, access, neurodiversity and the poetics of movement practices. Her recent work, the kaleidoscopic Screensaver Series (Dance Umbrella, 2018) foregrounds these interests and is currently touring in collaboration with sound artist Jamie Forth and dancers Elisa Vassena, Vanessa Abreu, Louise Tanoto, Stella Papi, Stephanie McMann, Iris Chan, Lorea Burge, Rosalie Bell, Rosamond Martin and Katja Nyqvist.

Janine’s practice is underpinned by research focused on developing interactive, participative and poetic movement experiences. She has honed her practice alongside performing in gallery and museum contexts across Europe, teaching, writing and advocating around neurodiversity.