Class Description | Monday Night Improvisation | 14 October 2019Arriving into a sensitised and centred sense of self, we’ll expand our awareness and movement outwards into the space. Entering the ‘open score’ of group improvisation, we’ll utilise all our senses to integrate action and witnessing. As we attune to the dance of the ensemble we’ll focus on how we support the space. We’ll look at ideas of the tableau, of flocking and swarming as techniques for sculpting and enlivening space. Maybe less is more, stillness as valuable as movement.
Robert Anderson is an independent dance artist based in London. He teaches contact improvisation at Laban and Rose Bruford College and in a variety of settings in the UK and abroad.
Robert has studied and practised dance improvisation since 1996. Influential teachers have included Kirstie Simson, Nancy Stark Smith, Angus Balbernie, Ray Chung, Julyen Hamilton, KJ Holmes. Since 2001 Robert has been teaching and facilitating contact improvisation classes, jams and workshops in London. Robert has taught abroad at international dance festivals in Germany, Poland, Russia, Italy, Finland, US and Israel. He was a curator for the CI36 celebration in Pennsylvania (2008) and part of the organising team for ecite09 in Ormskirk, England (2009). Recent performance projects have included Some Men Must Die (Kiev, 2015) directed by Thomas Mettler. He has also performed in work by Jia-Yu Corti, Joe Moran, Kate Brown, Tino Seghal, Jovair Longo, Meghan Flannigan, Margot Henderson, Lalitaraja and Sarah Shorten. He has been a company member of Touchdown Dance since 2002. His classes invite a sense of play and poetry for the dancing body.