Over 60s Contemporary with Jo Rhodes

Accompanied by Bobby “Sox” Demers

£85 enrolment £9.50 drop in

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Jo teaches a Limón and release-based class that explores transfer of weight, succession, suspension, rebound, fall and recovery with an emphasis on the use of breath. The class often includes lengthy movement phrases that build in complexity. Attention is given to the use of dynamic rhythm and efficiency of movement.

Jo’s interests lie in creativity, choreography, teaching & learning, health and collaborative work.

Artist’s biography:

Jo graduated from Middlesex University in 2002 and has worked extensively as an independent dance artist.  As artist in residence at The Brindley (2004-2007), Jo received Arts Council funding to research, develop and tour her own choreographic work and education programmes, one of which was screened nationally and internationally. During that time she also undertook additional training in Cunningham and Limón at Merce Cunningham Trust and at Peridance Capezio Centre in New York. She has authored national publications and spoken at multi-sector conferences about dance as a vehicle for learning. Currently Jo teaches at The Place, Siobhan Davies Dance and is an animateur for Essential Alston Education Programme and has Arts Council funding for her own schools based project.

Class description:

This course is designed for participants aged 60 and over with some dance experience. These carefully planned, fun and engaging sessions will use a variety of dance techniques and improvisation tasks to challenge you physically and creatively. The course will enable dancers to build strength and to develop their technique and musicality at an appropriate pace and level.

Duration: 90 mins
Venue: at The Place
Day: Thursday
Level: Open
Style: Contemporary