£120 / £114 (enrolment) £14 / £12 (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.
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.
Level 2 provides more challenging phrases and movements that incorporate multiple exercises and movement. Not only will you develop your technical knowledge but you will also begin to introduce performativity into your practice allowing for greater expression. Alongside this your body will develop an increased physicality including core strength and balance; allowing you to have greater movement efficiency. You will also be encouraged to work more with the live music and given freedom to play with timings and counts.
Times: 11.15 - 12.45pm
Duration: 90 mins
Venue: at The Place
Level: Level 2