Rosalie Wahlfrid

Class Description | Monday Night Improvisation | 9 March 2020

Where does imagery and imagination arise from? What is the very beginning? Can we delve into poetic imagery and simultaneously stay awake and present? We will use our imagination as a tool to navigate, finding new dimensions and pressures of space and time.

Drawing from my own practice of improvisation, somatics and aikido we will journey through explorations, working on our own, with a partner and as part of a group. Through moving, listening and speaking we will practice our immediate experience of imagery, imagination, awakeness and presence.


Rosalie Wahlfrid is a Swedish dance artist based in London. In 2016 she completed an MA (Dist.) in creative Practice from Trinity Laban, I.D. and Siobhan Davies Dance, where she was awarded The Gill Clark bursary by the Leverhulme Trust. Rosalie’s research is practice based and explores philosophical questions about touching on and giving form to invisibilities. She works closely with visual artist Pablo Bronstein as an assistant choreographer and performer. Rosalie is an associate lecturer in dance at Coventry, Surrey and Chichester University. She has worked in the UK and internationally with artists such as Rosemary Butcher, Yvonne Rainer, Pablo Bronstein, Joe Moran, Matthias Sperling, Cally Spooner and Florence Peake. Her work and dancing is influenced by artists such as Rosalind Crisp, Meg Stuart, Kirstie Simson and Gill Clarke.