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Choreography workshop with Jan Wood

Choreography workshop with Jan Wood
Time Time

1-3pm

Date Date
SUN 22nd September
Price Price

£16

This workshop aims to encourage people to create more for the fun of it, without pressure.
We will delve into choreography piece by piece, finding new pathways for inspiration.

The session will start off with continuous guided improvisation to live music.
The score will be deconstructed as the dancers respond to each section of the track.
The idea is to explore the parallels between how music and movement are both devised.

The second half will focus on creating material.
In pairs, we will work on finding common ground between two separate styles, culminating in the creation of short duets.
Both parties will walk away with a better understanding of one an other’s artistry.
Dancers will eventually be given the option to see their creation recorded by a videographer, working with them to film a short segment to keep afterwards.

The workshop is open to intermediate/advanced dancers, all styles welcome!

Bio

Jan Wood is a freelance dance artist currently based in London. He grew up in France, where
he first started practicing contemporary dance and most recently graduated from Rambert
School in 2021 with a BA (HONS) degree.
He co-founded a dance collective named ‘TwoFold Dance Theatre’ with Laurie Case in 2023.
Their latest performance, ‘Forward To Nowhere’, was showcased at Resolution Festival
2024. Additionally, they have conducted workshops at Tripspace and The Playground,
Rambert.
Collaborating with other creatives through social media is integral to his practice. Currently,
he is working on a series of short reels, focusing on spontaneous creation with other dancers.
He aims to bring the contemporary dance community closer by paying attention to each
dancer’s artistry, encouraging us to create more together.

Gaga Classes

Gaga Classes
Time Time

12:45-1:45pm gaga.people
2-3:15pm Gaga.dancers

Date Date
Sunday 8th 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.

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.

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.

GONG BATH

GONG BATH
Time Time

2-3pm

Date Date
Price Price

£15

Join us for a special afternoon of sound journeying with the gong and this opportunity to connect to the transformative, creative energy of the full moon.
This experience is a space for journeying inwards, to tap into our creativity as we individually and collectively co-create with sound.

The blossoming sounds, textures and tones of the gong work on a cellular level to restore balance in us, whilst helping us enter into altered states of consciousness, deep meditation and relaxation states, with no effort or experience needed.

Simply through slowing down and opening up to receive sound, we can experience the benefits of the process; that can be reducing stress, deep rest, improving sleep, stilling the mind, energetic shifts, increasing creativity, self-awareness and connection to self and others.

Allow the sounds to take you on a journey, as the vibrations gently wash over and move through you, bringing a sense of relaxation, releasing tension and restoring balance to all of your being.

Your body temperature will probably drop when you begin to rest so wear comfortable, warm clothing.