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MAKE MOVEMENT MATTER OPEN DAY FESTIVAL

MAKE MOVEMENT MATTER OPEN DAY FESTIVAL
Time Time

9-5pm

Date Date
10th & 11th September
Price Price

Free/ £4
BOOK YOUR PLACES!

A jam packed weekend of yoga classes, movement workshops and dance performances for all ages.

 

SATURDAY 10th September

 

IN-STUDIO

 

9am-10am Dynamic Vinyasa Yoga with Roberto Rubalcava
A dynamic, playful yet mindful, alignment based class lead from the heart and always full of fun & laughter.
All wellcome
£4

10:15-11:45am Vinyasa Flow with Ann Pidcock
A soft welcoming flow, weaving anatomical exploration while layering up breathwork, mudra & contemplations
All welcome
£4

12-1pm Rocket with Kim Ling
A smooth unbroken rhythm of breath and movement, offering sequence encouraging play and modifications of traditional poses.
Intermediate level
£4

1-2pm Contemporary Dance with James Olivo

Blending elements of hip hop and contemporary movement styles this class develops individuality through improvisation/freestyle.

For who: Movers & Dancers

Free

2:30-3:15pm Yoga for Kids with Aileen Buck

Aileen brings years of experience as a nursery teacher to intwerweave yoga poses, stories, games and immagination into a creative nourishing workshop for children promising to make little minds come alive.

For who: Children between 2-7yrs

Free

3:30-4:30pm Creative Dance for adults with CREATIVE DANCE LONDON

Let’s move together, exchange ideas and dance ourselves into a new state of being. A workshop that physically discusses the meaning and relationships we hold with our bodies, community and time – if any. There’s no wrong or right here and Elizabeth welcomes adults of all ages and abilities.”

Creative Dance London facilities transformation through dance, with a vision for a world that celebrates individuals for how they are. We do this through online workshops, events, films and collaborations.

Free

5-5:45pm Short Film Screening + Q&A Taken by the Hand A film by Elizabeth Arifien & Tom Sloan

‘Taken by the Hand’ is a collection of five worlds colliding for one unifying dance. Our movement represents time, its passage and its impact, our emotive performance is speckled with messages of community. As an opposition to the zeitgeist of youth, our film directly faces the topic of age. Its narrative celebrates our elders whilst hearing honest accounts of their place within today’s society and how their experiences with dance inform that. It is an unapologetic account of life, set to the backdrop of Tottenham. Screening followed by Q&A

Free

 

UNDER THE BRIDGE

 

10am – Alice in Wonderland KIDS DANCE WORKSHOP with Creative Arts Kids

Fun and creative dance session inspired by Alice In Wonderland, where structured improvisation and story-telling help us to explore endless possibilities of movement. Through fun choreographic tasks, we encourage children to make their own dances. We continuously use our imagination and creativity, and we dance through play.

Free

11am-12pm THE RECYCLED RAVE SHOW with The Junk Orchestra

A supersonic collection of re-invented objects for you to make some music and bust some cool moves!

For who: Families, children and all music & dance lovers
Free

12-12:25pm & 1:30-2pm Dance Theatre performance ROADWORKS by Etta Ermini Dance Theatre

A humorous engagement between a dancer and a BMX rider bringing to life a multitude of creative expression as they battle for their place on the road.

For who: All welcome to watch!

Free

12:30-12:45pm & 3-3:15pm Here today, gone tom James Olivo & Ed Mitchell

15 minutes of dance improvisation by two experienced and eclectic dancers James & Ed, exploring their craft in the present moment

For who: All welcome to watch!

Free

1:30pm- 2:15pm – Space Mission KIDS DANCE WORKSHOP with Creative Arts Kids

Fun and creative dance session set in Space, where structured improvisation and story-telling help us to explore endless possibilities of movement. Through fun choreographic tasks, we encourage children to make their own dances. We continuously use our imagination and creativity, and we dance through play.

Free

3:30pm -4:15pm- Academy of Witchcrafts and Wizardry KIDS DANCE WORKSHOP with Creative Arts Kids

Fun and creative dance session full of young witches and wizards, where structured improvisation and story-telling help us to explore endless possibilities of movement. Through fun choreographic tasks, we encourage children to make their own dances. We continuously use our imagination and creativity, and we dance through play.

All sessions are  for 4-11 year olds; younger children are welcome with the support of their parents or guardians.

Free

4:30-5pm BOOGIE BOOTH by Jodie Cole

Meet our resident Boogie Boothers, Phantom Mercury & Dorothy, experts in the bum wiggle and the shoulder shimmy!

They will take you on a spectacular tour through the world of dance from Jazz, to Hip-Hop, to Ballet, to Contemporary dance, all within the magical Boogie Booth. Expect great tunes, potential dad dancing & definite strutting of your funky stuff! Will you jump onto the Disco Dot and show us what you’ve got?

 

STOUR GALLERY

 

10am/11am/12pm/1pm/2pm/3pm BRED by Julia Pond

BRED is a participatory performance – and fictional company – inviting you to rethink value and productivity. Both humourous and thought-provoking, at BRED you’ll get up close and personal with bread dough, move your body, and more.

Free

 

 

SUNDAY 11th September

 

IN-STUDIO

 

9am Jivamukti with Annalis Tiranti

A dynamic, vigorous & beautifully sequenced class infused with meditation, breath awareness & philosophy.

For who: All welcome

£4

10:15am Vinyasa Flow with Tiffany Hamilon-Atkins

A soulful, uplifting & challenging class centred on taking yoga off of the mat and into the real world

For who: All welcome

£4

11:30am Power Vinyasa with Daniella Livingston

A vigorous approach to yoga focusing on building strength and dynamic sequencing always lead by breath.

For who: Intermediate level

£4

3pm- Sound Bath with Marco Florio aka Sound Salvej

A deeply-immersive, full-body therapeutic listening experience inducing deep relaxation and guiding participants into a dimension away from the constraints of time and space For who: All welcome, but no late comers!

£4

4:30pm Prenatal Yoga with Amanda Walker

An active yoga practice for mums-to-be with safely adapted to encourage strength, flexibility, balance and ease

For who: Mums-to-be throughout their second and third trimesters.
£4

5:45pm Yin & Yoga Nidra with Amanda Walker

Long-held floor postures to stretch and nourish body, mind and the deep connective tissues of the body toppled by guided meditation into yogic sleep.

For who: All welcome!

£4

 

 

Thanks to Hello Hackney Hackney Council and Arts Council England.

GAGA.PEOPLE CLASS with Jannick Moth

GAGA.PEOPLE CLASS with Jannick Moth
Time Time

1:15-2:15pm

Date Date
SUN 4th September
Price Price

£12

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 provides a framework for discovering and strengthening the body and adding flexibility, stamina, agility, and skills including coordination and efficiency while stimulating the senses and imagination. The classes offer a workout that investigates form, speed, and effort while traversing additional spectrums such as those between soft and thick textures, delicacy and explosive power, and understatement and exaggeration. Participants awaken numb areas, increase their awareness of habits, and improve their efficiency of movement inside multilayered tasks, and they are encouraged to connect to pleasure inside moments of effort. The language of Gaga is in a continual process of evolution, and the classes vary and develop accordingly.

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 WILL BE NOT ALLOWED IN ONCE THE CLASS START

Bio

Anoushka was born in South East London. She began her training at the Centre for Advanced Training at Trinity Laban and the National Youth Dance Company, where she worked with Akram Khan and Andrej Petrovic to create and tour ‘The Rashomon Effect’. The following year she studied on the Foundation Course at Northern School of Contemporary Dance, and was simultaneously a member of WatkinsDance Associates. She then travelled to Israel, attending the International Dance Journey Programme with Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company and shortly afterwards to Italy, where she danced at Nuova Officina della Danza (NOD). She returned to England in 2017 to become a member of JV2 under the direction of Marilena Dara and David Lloyd, and toured pieces by Jasmin Vardimon, Yung Kung Song and André Rebelo. She has also performed in works by Rami Be’er, Botis Seva, Olga Stetsyuk and Megan Doheny and collaborates with Hadassah Perry.

Anoushka graduated from the Gaga Teacher Training Programme in 2020, under the artistic direction of Bosmat Nossan, Saar Harari and Ohad Naharin.

A lover of adventure, and curious about the process of discovering more- be that physically, artistically or personally, Anoushka hopes to create a generous environment where participants feel deeply cared for yet hugely pushed.

GAGA.DANCERS CLASS with JANNICK MOCK

GAGA.DANCERS CLASS with JANNICK MOCK
Time Time

2:30-3:45pm

Date Date
Sun 4th September
Price Price

£12

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/dancers deepens dancers’ awareness of physical sensations, expands their palette of available movement options, enhances their ability to modulate their energy and engage their explosive power, and enriches their movement quality with a wide range of textures. The classes are built on the same principles as Gaga/people classes but also employ the specific vocabulary and skills that are part and parcel of a dancer’s knowledge. The layering of familiar skills with Gaga tasks presents dancers with fresh challenges, and throughout the class, teachers prompt the dancers to visit more unfamiliar places and ways of moving as well, unlocking the endlessness of possibilities. Dancers are guided to connect their effort to pleasure and to discover the virtue of silliness.
Information about the class:
Gaga/dancers classes are open to dancers and advanced dance students ages 16+.


LATE-COMERS WILL BE NOT ALLOWED IN ONCE THE CLASS START

Bio

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.