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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.
- Photo by Boneshaker Photography taken from project If One Keeps Walking by Hagit Yakira Company
Drawing from improvisational and somatic practices this class builds towards a framework of known and unknown material working equally on the technical and compositional elements of our dancing.
We will focus on breaking things down, stripping back and letting go in order to find clarity and to attend to the detailed and nuanced, enriching our fullest dancing.
This dialogue between tension and release allowing for a greater connectivity, integrity and efficiency in our moving.
We will also address performativity and presence, challenging no one state of dancing and being, and encouraging a sense of play and aliveness.
Sophie Arstall is a dancer, maker and facilitator, working for choreographers in the UK and abroad: Hagit Yakira, guest artist for Candoco Dance Company, Rosemary Lee, Stacked Wonky, Vanessa Grasse, Annie Hanauer, Attik Dance, Ingri Fiksdal, Rosie Kay, Willi Dorner, Tony Mira, Ben Wright, Charlie Morrissey, for Glyndebourne and Toulouse Opera, Greenwich and Docklands International Festival and the Tate Galleries.
She makes her own work with collaborator Elizabeth Barker under the name Average Height Ladies. Commissions include work for The Horniman Museum, South Bank Centre, Trinity Laban and Channel 4 Random Acts.
She also teaches professional and community classes across London and the UK.
Duration: 90 mins
Venue: at The Place
This event is part of Professional Class Autumn 2018