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This class builds and encourages a positive collective energy whilst valuing each dancer’s individual movement language and qualities. Phrases and exercises will emphasise building strength and stamina, through energetic, and rhythmically varied dance phrases. In a release-based style, the session explores directional shifts, the demands of tip and fall, and the possibilities found in challenging both phrasing and temporality.
Throughout her career Laura has developed a dance practice spanning professional and community performance, choreography and teaching. In 2005 Laura became a founding member of Two Thirds Sky, performing nationally in all of the company's work to date, including The Size of Thought (Kerry Nicholls, 2005), Hold (Lisa Spackman, 2011) performed at the Edinburgh Fringe, and Eventide (2015).
Since 2003 Laura has worked with the Richard Alston Dance Company, delivering workshops nationally and most recently co- choreographed What Happens in the Silence, with RADC dancer Ihsaan De Banya for the innovative performance project Alston Inspired. (The Royal & Derngate October 2017). In 2014 Dance United (Yorkshire) commissioned her work Behind the Wall as part of their repertoire.
Laura is an established technique teacher, facilitator and choreographer making work and delivering training in Universities and vocational training institutions nationally. In addition to her extensive professional practice Laura holds a BAHons and PGCE in Dance.
• Recommended if you have about a year’s experience in contemporary
• Develop your dance vocabulary
• Gradually work towards longer movement phrases
• Aims to increase physicality, performativity and musicality
Duration: 90 mins
Venue: at The Place
Level: Level 1