Class description | Morning Class, 8 - 12 March 2021 | ONLINE
In her teaching Lucia uses ideas from Alexander Technique, Contact Improvisation and composition as well as her own research into being, moving and performing.
"We will investigate what inspires us to move, what allows us to be moved, and how to direct and expand our attention into a unified field. We will be curious and appreciative of sensory information and our embodied experience.
Aiming to consciously co-operate with our design, our co-ordination and our desire to dance, we will develop our abilities to be both soft and strong, calm and lively, spontaneous and safe. We will practise ‘not doing’ some of what arises automatically in order to access more possibility in our responses to stimuli and the creativity to be found with ease in the present. We will also learn to notice and support the flow of choices and co-incidences that allow us to enjoy and influence the dance. These classes will include quiet and subtle work as well as energetic and playful movement." Lucia Walker
Now based in Johannesburg, Lucia Walker has been practicing and teaching Contact Improvisation since 1986. She first encountered the form in workshops with Steve Paxton, Nancy Stark-Smith and Kirstie Simson. In 1987 Lucia qualified as a teacher of Alexander Technique with individuals, groups and on teacher training programmes in England, Germany, USA, Japan and South Africa.
Lucia worked for many years with Jointwork Dance Group exploring improvised performance and continued this research with Telling Times International Theatre project. Working on collaborations with many other artists, attention, vitality and curiosity are central to her work as a teacher and a performer.