Participation

Adult

Contemporary Level 1 with Luke Birch

Spring 2019

£130 / £124 (concs) - Enrolment / £14 / £12 (drop in)

Technique / Style

Luke teaches a dynamic released-based class which is informed by improvisation and somatic practices. Usually beginning with improvisation/experiential anatomy, he then explores set exercises and sequences to develop bodily organisation and connectivity. As well as technical challenges, a sense of dynamic versatility, a playful questioning and finding both clarity and spontaneity are encouraged.


Class Description

This Level 1 class is for participants with some knowledge of contemporary dance and over a years’ dance experience. You will look at a more developed dance vocabulary and a greater sense of body awareness in the space. Classes will work with longer phrases aimed at increasing physicality, performativity and musicality. Working with a more codified structure, you will prepare the body for an increase in activity throughout the class.


About Luke Birch

Luke began his training at Northern School of Contemporary Dance and completed his BA (Hons) at Laban in 2008. In 2009 he joined EDge at London Contemporary Dance School. Luke has performed for Charles Linehan Company, Dog Kennel Hill Project, Punchdrunk International and Rosemary Lee where he acted as rehearsal director. He has also participated in a restaging of Yvonne Rainer’s Trio A and worked on visual art projects at Tate Britain and Tate Modern and Haywood Gallery. Luke has a passion for teaching and has taught not only across the UK but also at University of Stavanger, Norway and Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance.  Luke is an associate lecturer at University of Surrey and London Studio Centre.

Times: 6.30 - 8pm
Duration: 90 mins
Venue: at The Place
Day: Friday
Level: Level 1
Style: Contemporary

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