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We want to encourage dancers to make Yoga an integral part of their training!
DUO OFFER: 1 x YOGA + 1 xPRO-DANCE TRAINING for £14
To reserve a space in the Yoga class please write to firstname.lastname@example.org you can pay for this class on the door , it’s £8.
If you can not make it please tell us in advance so the space becomes available for someone else.
Joel has been working with Karl intermittently for the past few years, creating a trilogy of works entitled In Loving Memory. Their combined practice stems from physical theatre, clowning, flying low and passing through technique, improvisation, release, and… singing.
Their class, contact/non-contact, is inspired by their desire to communicate through touch over the past year (or so). The class works with objects between bodies- allowing individuals to safely explore resistance and connection whilst moving collectively through space. Throughout the class Joel and Karl will drift between improvisation and set material (inspired by their different areas of expertise). This will allow for independent decision making and accidental encounters.
Joel has worked as a performer for a range of internationally renowned companies such as Pina Bausch’s Tanztheater Wuppertal, Luca Silvistrini’s Protein, Ben Wright’s BGROUP and Hagit Yakira Dance. As a choreographer he has performed his own work at a variety of established venues both in the UK and abroad, such as Sadler’s Wells, The Place, and L’Escaut (Brussels). He was also commissioned to create a dance film work for Ballet Boyz in 2020, which was premiered earlier this year. Joel’s company will be touring a triple bill of works entitled In Loving Memory, to London and Brighton in January 2022.
Karl William Fagerlund Brekke studied at Sceneingangen, Copenhagen, before moving to London and training at both London Studio Centre and later Rambert School. Since graduating he has worked for prestigious performance artists such as Sally Marie, Arthur Pita, Russell Maliphant, Simon McBurney, Lea Tirabasso, and Leila McMillan.
The 3 days will be co taught by Lewis Cooke and Samuel Baxter. We will be using the class to warm up into our rehearsal day so this will consist of mobilisations, balance work, tool/ball work (you do not need to bring any ball/tool equipment with you). The class will consist of some floorwork and acrobatic drills. The class is centred around getting warm and connecting our mind and body for the day ahead. We want the classes to be as accessible as possible so all technique’s and concepts will be doable for all participants and the practise has a key focus on adaptability.
RelaxtoErupt is a physically demanding movement methodology helping to discover 0% – 100% of energy and tension within the body and its capacity of movement. RelaxtoErupt workshop’s will focus on utilising how expansive the body can be whilst maintaining a constant search in what body parts we find habitual and uncomfortable when moving in and out of the floor. RelaxtoErupt focusses on playfulness, curiosity and a desire to search for new patterns and pathways within our movement. Lewis is keen to remove the fear factor in “acrobatics” & floorwork by always creating a safe and positive enviroment to work & test new ideas in.
Samuel has developed his practice from his experience and training with contemporary dance and acrobatic art forms such as tricking, gymnastics, capoeira and breaking. The practice focusses on moving with efficiency and connection to one’s own control and understanding of momentum. The class will aim to bring a greater awareness of how we respond to being in the floor, upside down or air born. This is done by encouraging the participant to move past their understanding of a series of ‘moves’ by giving them the tools to create their own vocabulary.
The class has a focus on functionality of movement that strives to improve the dancers efficient use and transferring of energy, momentum, in dancing.
We will work on turning around our own accis both in balance and of balance. We will travel through the space, both in the vertical and horizontal plane, using jumps, runs, turns and slides. The class is energetic and deals with tools from both contemporary dancing, martial arts, flying low and other related movement practices.
I try to work with learning in a 3D way, a multidimensional way. By facilitating a class situation where knowledge can pass in all directions and everybody in the room can learn from anything. In the end I want the participators to have an experience from where they can find new tools that can enrich their own dancing, work and practices.
Vincent is a graduate from the four year Dance and Choreography program at The Danish National School Of Performing Arts.
He has so far created two solo works Relatable and Creature 1.
He works in the collaboration A cCompany Dancing together with Riikka Lakea and is a part of IN action, a Swedish based dance collective. He has worked as a dancer and performer for Marina Abramović, Liz Kinoshita, amongst others. At the moment he is involved in productions with the company MYKA and Danskollektivet Ronny. Vincent has been teaching and been program responsible for the dance educations at Lunnevads folkhögskola in Sweden.
He has been invited as a guest teacher at the dance education at Balettakademien Stockholm and SOZO visions in motion in Germany, amongst others. He has taught company classes for CORPUS at The Royal Danish Theatre and taught professional classes in Copenhagen, Helsinki, London and Berlin.