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In this open level workshop, Annie will use structured improvisation to pull people and their stories together. The day will include a warm-up class and various creative tasks working with movement and voice. Working together to create duets and group compositions, we will focus on composing movement in the moment and unlocking the full articulation of our bodies in space.
Annie’s work is playful and explores what inclusivity means. Expect to communicate, tell stories, explore memory, use touch, create, compose and sweat.
This course is for students who have had some previous experience in contemporary dance and would like to learn more about physical articulation, improvisation, partnering, using the voice, and being present on stage.
Participants are invited to share what they have been working on as part of an informal studio sharing (3.00 – 3.30pm)
Annie’s research can be seen as part of a shared scratch evening with the work of Vicky Malin and Sarah Blanc on 13th May at 8pm.
Annie Hanauer is an independent dancer, teacher, and maker based in London. Originally from the USA, she holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. She currently works as a performer with French choreographer Rachid Ouramdane, co-director of CCN2 Grenoble, and with Emanuel Gat Dance (France), touring internationally in several original works. As an independent artist she has also worked with Wendy Houstoun (UK), Lea Anderson (UK), and Boris Charmatz (France/Germany). From 2008-2014 Annie was a member of Candoco Dance Company, where she lead workshops and performed around the world in the work of 14 choreographers as part of a cast which included dancers with and without disabilities.
Annie continues to lead workshops and professional classes at home and abroad and believes that talented dancers come in all forms. This workshop will include material from her choreographic research, which is being supported by The Place and Candoco Dance Company.
Times: 10am - 3.30pm
Venue: at The Place
Level: Level 1