Morning Class curation, Summer 2021

The context of morning class as a place for shared experiences of daily practice, connection with a community, and sustaining and honing of skills, allows us to continually re-evaluate what movement, choreographic thinking and dancing can offer in unstable times.

 ID is delighted to invite Seke Chimutenguende as a guest curator for our summer season of mornings, to consider the digital space and the outdoor space, and to consider what is important right now in coming together and sharing a daily practice in these new, changeable and delicate times.

Summer Class series curated by Seke Chimutenguende

Ways of being: approaches to choreographic practice

‘Five artists bring choreographic practices, materials and questions into the frame of the morning class. Taking choreography as a way of being in the world, an approach to living, moving and thinking, each artist will offer an embodied insight into their past, present and future choreographic processes. Participants will experience the curiosities of each artist as a way of nourishing and facilitating their own practices. Through a combination of live Zoom classes, in person outdoors classes and online audio scores, each artist reimagines what training can be as we continue to reimagine the world in this current moment.’ (Seke Chimutengwende)

Click here to read Seke’s biography

Seke Chimutengwende works in dance and theatre as a performer, choreographer, improviser, movement director and teacher.

He has performed for companies such as DV8 Physical Theatre and Lost Dog as well as numerous independent choreographers.

His solo improvisations have been performed at festivals internationally and he has performed ensemble improvisation with numerous dancers, actors and musicians.

His choreographies include The Time Travel Piece (runner-up Place Prize 2012) and Black Holes, a collaboration with Alexandrina Hemsley (British Council’s Edinburgh Showcase 2019). Seke is currently researching a new group choreography looking at ghosts and haunted houses as metaphors for how histories of slavery and colonialism haunt the present.

Seke has also worked as a movement director for theatre productions at The Yard Theatre, Battersea Arts Centre and The Gate Theatre.

Seke regularly teaches improvisation at The Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance and London Contemporary Dance School among others.

01-04 Jun          Charlie Ashwell | online classes
07-11 Jun          Fernanda Muñoz-Newsome | outdoor classes
14-18 Jun          Laila Diallo | online classes
21-25 Jun          Akeim Toussaint Buck | outdoor classes & audio score
28 Jun-2 Jul      Charlotte Spencer | audio scores & online classes

Bookings for these classes will continue to open one week in advance on Mondays.

Image: Seke Chimutengwende, photo Charlie Ashwell