Cunningham based Contemporary Level 2 with Wayne Parsons Dance

Accompanied by Jeremy Barnett

£120 / £114 (enrolment) £14 / £12 (drop in)

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Wayne encourages a light hearted approach in classes whilst facilitating a safe space where his participants can develop through risk taking and play.

Wayne’s classes draw from his 15 year experience as a dancer and teacher. For these classes Wayne will draw heavily on his background in Cunningham technique, most notably from his time dancing with Richard Alston Dance Company. His classes keep one eye on the technical functionality and strength building elements within Cunningham technique and the other on encouraging a sense of weight, release and individual expression.

Artist’s biography:

Wayne trained at LCDS and has since worked for companies such as Richard Alston Dance Company, Sydney Dance Company, Alexander Whitley Dance Company, Mark Bruce Company, Oguike Dance, Motionhouse and NDCWales amongst others.

Wayne is a choreographer and movement director for theatre and has created for works seen at Shakespeare’s Globe, Theatre Royal Stratford East and The Embassy Theatre.

In 2013 Wayne established his own company Wayne Parsons Dance. His work has been seen at The Place, Wiltons Music Hall, Rich Mix and Big Dance 2016 amongst others. His company plans to tour with his new work Vestige throughout 2018.

Wayne has been a teacher on the Centre for Advanced Training programme at Ipswich and is currently teaching on the Trinity Laban programme. Wayne has delivered workshops, classes and created works at major training institutions nationally and internationally including Codarts, Beijing Dance Academy, Mountview Academy, LCDS, Rambert and Central School of Ballet amongst others.

Class description:

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: 6.30-8pm
Duration: 90 mins
Day: Thursday
Level: Level 2
Style: Contemporary

This event is part of C&C Adult Fees – 1130 14A L002