Katye Coe

Morning Class | 5 - 9 October 2020 I Outdoors & online

Working in outdoor environments continues to be an essential part of the regular activity that is my dance practice. This outdoor movement and dance work extends to preparations for rehearsal and performing as well as gaining skills in awareness, attention and physicality. It is also one of the ways that I find my place in an interconnected relationship to others. I will bring elements of all these to morning class this autumn.

These morning class sessions are oriented to those who are engaged in a regular dance or movement practice. The way I work means that each proposal/ section of class can be easily transposed or translated to suit your preferred form/ genre/ experiences and so that you can tailor the class to your specific energy level/ desire/ needs.

These classes draw on my studies and practices in landscape including among others, through the training programmes of Helen Poynor and the work of Suprapto Surydarmo, Anna Halprin, Charlie Morrissey and Lisa Nelson. I acknowledge too the performance project on Dartmoor that I worked on with Denise Rowe in 2012 as feeling relevant to these particular classes, and I am also engaged currently as a co-facilitator on Kinship Workshops with Tom Goodwin and some of this work carries through into the attitudes of my teaching.

I would like to make it clear that my intention is always to work in and with an environment and not on it.

Working / dancing outdoors has different implications for different people. Please do contact me or ID if you would like to participate and have specific access requirements or want or need to check/ ask some things first.

Meeting point: Siobhan Davies Studios courtyard, where a member of ID's team will meet you. The class will take place in a nearby outdoor space.
We will work in all (well most!) weathers and may work close to the ground. Please come with warm clothing, outdoor shoes and waterproofs if possible.

Please see the Online Resources audio score alternatives if you are working remotely. These movement/ dance scores are offered as a series of shorter actions or activities. They will be available as a playlist that you can download via ID. You can string them together or work with them one by one. They can happen anywhere. They require space to move freely between your vertical and your resting level and they include some work with the eyes closed. If you take them outside please refer to the paragraph for face to face to think about what to wear. They can be danced solo and also in company.

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Katye Coe is a dance artist based in the UK. She has practiced as a performer, writer, curator and teacher since 1994. She has worked extensively with and been informed by teachers and practices including; Eva Karczag, Charlie Morrissey, Gill Clarke, Helen Poynor, Gaby Agis, Kirsty Alexander, Frank Bock and Roger Linden.

Two years ago, Katye wrote the She text, performed as a spoken performance and calling in the voice of the dancer’s experience. Shortly after this she was invited to become the first Torchlight artist at Siobhan Davies Dance and a research artist at Dance4. She has since developed a practice in teaching and performing that continues to advocate and encourage the articulation of the particular information that is generated in performing dancing as something that can be felt in the wider contemporary fields of activism and care. She is also developing a teaching methodology alongside Tom Goodwin that includes aspects of Gendlin focussing as a way for dancers to come more fully into their place in the room.

Katye teaches across the UK and internationally. She was the founding director of Decoda. She has longstanding performance practices in the work of Florence Peake and Joe Moran. She is currently at work as a dancer in Matthias Sperling’s new work ‘no-how generator’, in the Urban Flows project for Carolyn Deby, in the Music for Lectures Series with Johnathan Burrows, Francesca Fargion and Matteo Fargion and in Stefan Jovanovic’s ‘Constellations’ project.