My classes can be tailored to meet the needs of the participants and I aim to adapt for, and learn from, whomever I share the studio with. This desire stems from the wide range of people my collaborator (Theo Arran) and I have had the chance to meet during our workshops, we aim to offer a variety of accessible tools and yet challenge and encourage participants to be curious. These workshops have been designed and taught by myself and in collaboration with Theo Arran.
The following outline is a general introduction of my interests, upon which I base the workshops. You can find the different types of workshops I teach below.
My interest is in how the body can express information otherwise not accessible in words, and how obscured body language can communicate something tacit. The class tends to focus on how improvisation tasks can allow for abstract forms of expression.
My practice involves searching for ways in which tacit information stored in a variety of topics can be discussed through movement and theatricality.
The artistic practice that is explored has been influenced by artists such as Lali Ayguadé, Marina Mascarell and Michael Keegan-Dolan.
Aimed at professional dancers
Classes will focus on how improvisation can be used to expand movement pathways as well as an awareness of the patterns we tend to use and how to break them down. The classes will be a progression of tasks that will allow for a full-body exploration of targeted aspects such as isolations, sequential movements, dynamics and textures; perhaps ending with a final phrase based on the tasks developed earlier.
Aimed at non-dancers
This workshop is designed to take into account the individual needs of the participants. We usually work alongside an organisation that provides assistance during the workshop, such as WAVE (We are All Valued Equally) and L'Obrador espai de creacio.
Aimed at students
During these classes, we offer similar tasks and structure to the Professional classes but instead, we focus on breaking down the information or the technicalities of the movement. The aim is to encourage dancers to be curious developing their own practice. Theo Arran and I have been invited to teach at several schools across the UK including Rambert School, NSCD and LCDS.