Technique / style:
These fun, invigorating classes draw upon influences from release-based technique and floor-work and will leave you feeling energised.
The class consists of set exercises, simple and fun improvisation tasks and dynamic travelling phrases. Dancers are encouraged to explore efficiency in movement through the use of momentum and weight as well as finding ease, fluidity and power in the body.
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.
Sophie graduated from London Contemporary Dance School in July 2013 and went on to join Verve, the postgraduate performance company of Northern School of Contemporary Dance, graduating with Distinction. She has performed and taught across the UK and Europe and worked with a variety of established choreographers including Ben Duke, Lea Anderson, Tom Dale, Sarah Dowling and Jamaal Burkmar. Sophie is a co-founder of Feet off the Ground Dance, a collective that specialise in Contact Improvisation and Partnering.
Sophie has taught extensively across the UK, including The Place Summer Courses and Class Shorts, as a guest lecturer at London Contemporary Dance School and the Centre for Advanced Training scheme based at Laban, The Place and Dance4.
Duration: 90 mins
Venue: at The Place
Level: Level 1