Check what ONGOING PRODANCE TRAINING we have coming up!
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.
£10 drop in
£40 for 5 class package
Guests teachers on rotation.
Flying Low is a technique initiated by David Zambrano that uses simple movement patterns and principles (such as spiralling and alternating between expansion and cohesion) to dance our whole selves in, out and along the floor with speed, efficiency and pleasure.
Irene Cioni is a movement artist, choreographer, dancer, teacher, experimenter based in London.
Born in Florence, Italy, she studied at Florence Dancer Center and Amsterdam University of The Arts (MTD).
Irene has lived and worked in Italy, Holland, France, Denmark, Argentina and the U.K. She has danced with Wookey Works, Silenda Compagnie, Fleur Darkin Company, T.P.O. Company, Hans Tuerlings, Riotous Company, Secret Cinema, Odin Theatre, Ludo Ludis Theatre, amongst many other collaborations she co-founded Hopballehus Ensemble and co-produced several dance theatre shows with them.
Lately her choreography and movement work for theatre productions includes: Inside Bitch by Clean Break at the Royal Court Theatre; See Me Now at The Young Vic Theatre by Look Left Look Right Company; Ergo Sum by Sleight Of Hand Theatre, Barbican. Aquarium and Insomnia, a pas de deux drama for two girls and a piano man, awarded an Arts Council Grant under Riotous Company and toured in the UK, Denmark and Italy.
Tonight I am gonna be the new me, Soho Theatre and Super Duper Close Up both by Made in China Theatre where she made several dances for theatre maker and actress Jessica Latowicki. The latter was praised “Superb choreography” by Reviews Hub.
More recently, her choreography featured on COS Active Wear campaign Move. Better, as well as Inverter, a short film by Teddy Powell as part of a developing film series.
Irene teaches Flying Low at Transition Dance Company Laban, Studio Accademia 44, Danzaria amongst others she taught dance and movement at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, University of the Arts of Buenos Aires, Studio Wayne McGregor, Odin Teatret Denmark, B12 Berlin, Studio 44 Prato, Islington Arts Factory.
This movement research practice is focused on presence, physicality, and spontaneity with both an individual and collective focus. We will approach our bodies as subterranean spaces with boundless potential for self-discovery, adaptability, and imagining. Allowing our bodies to react on their own impulses, instinctually awakening each sense as we begin to approach our body and those around us with an alertness to react instantaneously, without judgement, ego, or over-rationalization. From these heightened states, we move through space, bodies, landscapes, boundaries, and borders. Inside this research, we discover the depth and potential of our physicality. Physicality built out of instinct, necessity, and spontaneity. Together and individually we will go far beyond our perceived borders, pulsating as one, alive in every cell of our body, in a timeless space. We will return to instincts, the cyclical, irrationality, and disorder. We will unlock the complex architectures, the vibrating energy, emerging together in a shared ecosystem of space, bodies, sound, and the other. The class includes improvisation, movement puzzles, movement taking us in and out of the floor, as well as some phrase work.
Yasmine Lindskog is a freelance dance artist and choreographer currently based in Brussels, Belgium. She has performed throughout the USA, UK, and Europe. She has performed works by Adaptations Dance Theater, Shobana Jeyasingh, Tony Adigun, FLOCK, Kaeja d’Dance, Patricia Okenwa, Robert Moses, cia Jordi L. Vidal and Alex Ketley, amongst others. Choreographic credits include commissions for Irvine Valley College, CSULA, Teatro Ermete Novelli, Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Resolutions Festival, and more. From 2018-19, she was a collaborator for the London-based multimedia collective, Project Syntrex. This experience inspired her interests in interdisciplinary and immersive projects, leading her to curate and produce various immersive, pop-up art events in South London and Long Beach, California. As a teaching artist, Yasmine has taught contemporary dance workshops in the USA, England, Scotland, Czech, Italy, and Portugal. She received her BFA in Dance from Cal State University Long Beach and her MA in Contemporary Dance from the London Contemporary Dance School where she was part of the postgraduate company, EDge. While living in Brussels, she studied intensively with David Zambrano in his Flying Low, Passing Through, and Improvisational practices. Currently, she works as an independent artist; performing, collaborating, and sharing her work in Europe and the USA.
Gaga is the movement language developed by Ohad Naharin throughout many years, parallel to his work as a choreographer and artistic director (1990-2018) of Batsheva Dance Company. Gaga originated from Naharin’s need to communicate with his dancers and his curiosity in the ongoing research of movement.
Gaga classes are predicated on a deep listening to the body and to physical sensations. The instructions are deployed to increase awareness of and further amplify sensation, and rather than turning from one prompt to another, information is layered, building into a multisensory, physically challenging experience. While many instructions are imbued with rich imagery, the research of Gaga is fundamentally physical, insisting on a specific process of embodiment. Inside this shared research, the improvisational nature of the exploration enables each participant’s deeply personal connection with Gaga.
Gaga/people classes offer a framework for users to connect to their bodies and imaginations, experience physical sensations, improve their flexibility and stamina, exercise their agility and explosive power, and enjoy the pleasure of movement in a welcoming, accepting atmosphere.
Throughout the class, participants are guided by a series of evocative instructions deployed to increase awareness of and further amplify sensation. Rather than turning from one prompt to another, information is layered, building into a multisensory, physically challenging experience. While many instructions are imbued with rich imagery, the research of Gaga is fundamentally physical, insisting on a specific process of embodiment. Inside this shared research, the improvisational nature of the exploration enables each participant’s deeply personal connection with Gaga.
Information about the class:
Gaga/people classes are open to people ages 16+, regardless of their background in dance or movement.
Participants should wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to dance barefoot or in socks. It is advisable to bring a bottle of water and a towel for use after class.
LATE-COMERS WON’T BE ALLOWED IN ONCE THE CLASS START
Jannick was born in Munich, Germany in 1991 to Irish and Scottish parents. He moved to the UK age 6 and grew up near Brighton. His early movement training began with martial arts and sports, eventually moving into contemporary dance.
He trained at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance in London. After completing his degree, he travelled Europe exploring different approaches to movement. During this time, he trained in Capoeira, Brazilian Ju-Jitsu, gymnastics and was also a rock-climbing instructor.
Jannick has extensive experience performing in immersive dance theatre, contemporary dance and inclusive practice. He has toured the UK and Europe working with various dance companies including Stopgap Dance Company, Errant and others.
Jannick was certified as a Gaga teacher in 2021 after training on the Gaga teacher training program under the artistic direction of Bosmat Nossan, Saar Harari and Ohad Naharin.