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 £16
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.
£25 Early Bird before 1st November
Marso is known for his unique style of movement and deliver performance, education, and
residency work across the dance sector both in the UK and abroad.
Based on an experimental and physiological approach to flow and travel, his signature
style of work often evolves and is inspired from Martial arts, Breakin, Popping,
Contemporary Release, Spirals, Yoga and various movement concepts….
“At the heart of my work is education and community. I believe that everyone regardless of
age or ability should have access to high quality dance opportunities.”
Past & present relationships with organisations:
Hong Kong Academy For Performing Arts, Dancexchange, TripSpace, Birmingham
Hippodrome, UK Centres of Advance Training, Dance4, The Place London, Yorkshire
Dance, Breakin Convention, Rambert School, Wolverhampton University, La Caldera,
Barcelona Centre Civic, Sadlers Wells, CCN Creteils Paris, Adage Bordeaux FR. Acosta
Danza, Danza Contemporenea de Cuba
Styles offered: Mixed movement concepts to include but not limited to Breakin’,
Streetdance (Popping, Choreography, Hip Hop), Contemporary Dance.
What to expect:
• The class will explore how to flow between breakin and other movement
techniques, refining extensions and “released” versus “dynamic” movement
• Weight distribution and movement concepts through short improvisation, traveling
sequences and technical drills.
• The class is aimed to develop all professional dancers, from those in professional
training through to Bboys and Bgirls/streetdancers wanting to develop their range of
movement or simply wanting to take part in a fun and physical morning dance class
Based in the U.K, Marso is the founder of Company Decalage, GalleryMarso and “KRE8!”.
He produces eclectic and inter-disciplinary works rooted to Hip Hop culture.
His track record as a performer, producer, workshop leader, mentor, award winning choreographer and photographer is rich with amazing collaborations and achievements.
In the last 20 years he has established himself as a major force in both the contemporary dance, and Breakin’ (Breakdance) worlds.
He has created numerous touring works for Company Decalage and independently been commissioned by Carlos Acosta for Acosta Danza, Sharleen Spiteri (Texas), Sampad, The Royal Academy of Dance, Birmingham Hippodrome, People Dancing, Dancexchange, Birmingham International Dance Festival, The Place Prize, Breakin Convention, The Cultural Olympiad, The Aurora Orchestra, King’s Cross NC1, Danza Contemporenea De Cuba, The British Council and Hong Kong APA.
more info: www.marsoriviere.com
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.
Michael teaches a dynamic and energetic class focusing on floor-work techniques, moving in and out of the floor with ease and fluidity, with a focus on integrating acrobatics and hand balance.
The class begins with a gentle warm up crossing the space, slowly building skills from the floor up, transitioning into acrobatic skills and then culminating in a sequence aimed to help participants learn to use momentum and fluidity rather than muscular force. Michael uses elements of breakdance, acrobatics, capoeira and martial arts in his class and will touch upon each of these during the duration of my class.
Michael graduated from London Contemporary Dance School in 2012 where he performed works by Janice Garret, Richard Alston and Rick Nodine.
Since graduating Michael has performed extensively both nationally and internationally with James Wilton Dance, Rosie Kay Dance, Tom Dale Dance Company and Autin Dance Theatre. He is interested in floorwork, acrobatics, breakdance and yoga and uses all of these to influence a coherent style.
Michael is a passionate teacher and has taught a variety of workshops around the country representing James Wilton Dance and Autin Dance Theatre and is currently investigating and developing his own methodology for movement.