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All professional classes at The Place are intended for high-level dancers only. These classes offer professional dancers an opportunity to maintain their skills and abilities, network with other professionals and even maybe find new projects to work on.
If you are an amateur dancer, there are lots of other opportunities for you to engage with. Browse our adult classes programme for more information.
These classes require professional standards from participants and early arrival is required for warm up.
RelaxtoErupt is a physically demanding practice helping to discover our 1% - 100% of energy within movement. The practice delves into the different types of disciplines I have studied and am influenced by, contemporary, floorwork, kathak, boxing and movement practicality we may lose over time. The class is structured so that we will focus on different aspects throughout the week. Key components are clarity, self-motivation, curiosity, pushing ourselves and our bodies out of where we find comfortable. We will perform drills exploiting how expansive the body can be whilst coming in and out of the floor effortlessly.
Lewis Cooke is a freelance dance artist based in the UK. He found his passion for dance while studying on The Place CAT scheme (Centre of Advanced Training). This further developed when working with National Youth Dance Company (NYDC). During his 2 years with NYDC he worked with Jasmin Vardimon and Akram Khan which premiered at Sadlers Wells and toured Nationally in the UK. Lewis trained at London Contemporary Dance School working with artists such as Hannes Langolf, Marso Rivere, Baptiste Bourgougnon. Independently Lewis joined Alleyne Dance Internship Programme to begin the creation for "A Time When All Lights Must Be Hidden" a performance at The Place (Resolutions) and Sadler's Wells, Lillian Baylis Studio. Lewis was also an understudy for Jasmin Vardimon's "Pinocchio". Lewis has performed in the works; "The Borrowers" by OJO Collective, Street Improvisations with Beautiful Creatures & Paco Rabanne, Tommy Small choreography, performed at the opening of the V&A, Dundee.
Times: 9 -10.30am
Duration: 90 mins
Venue: at The Place
This event is part of Professional Dance Classes Spring 2019