Technique Exchange with Tim Casson and Hamish MacPherson: PlayDance

Wednesdays 4th, 11th, 18th April
£4 per class

Chisenhale Dance Space, 64-84 Chisenhale Road, London, E3 5QZ

Join Tim & Hamish for a fun, accessible and playful dance session, giving an insight into our PlayDance practice – a playful approach to dancemaking and training. Tim & Hamish are interested in how games can be used in dance and choreography as a way to train, devise and perform. These Technique Exchange sessions will offer professional classes that consist entirely of games and playful activities. Having been working with games in their practices in different ways for the past few years, Tim & Hamish have recently started to collaborate; sharing, testing and refining dance based and choreographic games, developing their independent practices and creating their own ongoing investigative practice; PlayDance.

Tim Casson believes that contemporary dance can often be a little serious, and that by ‘playing’ with dance we can reconnect with the joyful reasons we started dancing in the first place.

Hamish MacPherson believes that games might offer ways into dance and choreography that sidestep preconceptions about what either might be.

Technique Exchange began at Chisenhale Dance Space in 2014. It is an attempt to open up the standard structures of a professional dance class:
* To share and participate in the practice of our peers.
* To create an accessible space for professional movers of any level.
* To question what technique is.

No RSVP necessary – pay on the door.