CANCELLED: Professional Class with Sophie Arstall

Spring 2020


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Due to the Covid-19 global pandemic outbreak and following government advice, this class is now cancelled. Please click here for more information.

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Technique / Style:

Drawing from improvisational and somatic practices this class builds towards a framework of known and unknown material working equally on the technical and compositional elements of our dancing. We will focus on breaking things down, stripping back and letting go in order to find clarity and to attend to the detailed and nuanced, enriching our fullest dancing. This dialogue between tension and release allowing for a greater connectivity, integrity and efficiency in our moving. We will also address performativity and presence, challenging no one state of dancing and being, and encouraging a sense of play and aliveness. 

About Sophie

Sophie Arstall is a dancer, maker and facilitator, working for choreographers in the UK and abroad: Hagit Yakira, guest artist for Candoco Dance Company, Rosemary Lee, Stacked Wonky, Vanessa Grasse, Annie Hanauer, Attik Dance, Ingri Fiksdal, Rosie Kay, Willi Dorner, Tony Mira, Ben Wright, Charlie Morrissey, for Glyndebourne and Toulouse Opera, Greenwich and Docklands International Festival and the Tate Galleries. She makes her own work with collaborator Elizabeth Barker under the name Average Height Ladies. Commissions include work for The Horniman Museum, South Bank Centre, Trinity Laban and Channel 4 Random Acts. She also teaches professional and community classes across London and the UK.

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Times: 9am - 10.30am
Duration: 90 mins
Venue: at The Place
Level: Professional
Style: Contemporary

This event is part of Professional Classes: Spring 2020

Professional Classes: Spring 2020

Due to the Covid-19 global pandemic outbreak and following government advice, the rest of the Professional Classes spring term is now cancelled.