Student & Professional Development

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Overview

The company’s team of highly skilled professional dance artists lead a diverse programme of classes, workshops, commissions and mentoring across the UK and internationally. Work is geared for BA and postgraduate students, professional dance artists and teachers.
For on-going technique classes and workshops please see our class listings.

Further Details

Dance specific courses
One-day workshops include technique, repertoire and improvisation leading to choreographic tasks and discussion. Longer residencies operate in four main forms:

Courses and workshops focusing on process and methodology based on the company’s productions. These normally begin with bodywork and a technique class with afternoons focusing on improvisation, contact work, work with text, choreographic tasks and discussion.

Creation of new work with a group that is performed alongside the company’s live work or independently. Courses involve daily technique class with afternoons focusing on improvisation, set material and choreographic tasks leading towards the creation of the new work.

Digital Dance workshops, dance workshops that integrate the use of film and/or digital technology. See also digital workshops.

Lecture Demonstrations & academic presentations: Yael and Nic together and individually offer lecture demonstrations, gallery talks, pre and post show talks and academic presentations for conferences. Please contact the company to discuss your requirements further.

Comments from professional participants

“Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to work with you, I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it right from the start to all the performances. It was definitely a challenging project for me… I have learnt so much from it, which I can now take away and deliver in other areas of my work”

“The weekend has inspired me to find my creative thread again”

“Thank you for a fun-tastic, fulfilling and inspiring couple of weekends! It’s been so nice to dance and make and meet such lovely dancers in the region. And to work and dance with you so intimately. I very much enjoy observing the way you approach choreography and shape your work…Its quite rare these days and in this neck of the woods to get such a Fab opportunity.”

Resources

Workshops can be tailored to group size and will be led by either one or two members of the company depending on the size of the group. The company provides cameras and projection equipment for digital workshops in collaboration with host organisation.

Duration

Classes can range from one off sessions (1.5 hours minimum) through to full week-long residencies or longer depending on the context.

Previous

Most recent workshops and commissions include:
Regular teaching at Independent Dance, Greenwich Dance Agency and Brighton Dance Network alongside open company class at University of Chichester and Southeast Dance Studios, Kent
Sussex Downs- Professional Easter Course
Freefall Dance Company commission, Cornwall
Northern School of Contemporary Dance and Pro Dance Leeds- repertoire workshops and professional technique Classes
The Tel-Aviv Dance Centre, ‘Maslool’ professional training- residency repertoire and technique
Doncaster University- Projection/interactivity in performance