Time: October 19, 2010 from 1:30pm to 5:30pm
Location: Wales Millennium Centre
Street: Bute Place, Cardiff Bay
Website or Map: http://www.wmc.org.uk
Phone: 029 2063 6464 (Ticket Office)
Event Type: workshop/, training
Organized By: Aaron Parsons
Latest Activity: Oct 13, 2010
Suitable for dance and performing art teachers and practitioners. £25 Not including show ticket
Work with a member of the company from Scattered as they take you through an afternoon of Contact Improvisation, dance theatre skills and practical techniques. Methods used draw on a range of approaches including partnering and creative exploration to investigate the natural movement of the body.
Classes start with warm-up exercises, gradually building to more challenging phrases and choreographic briefs. Participants develop body awareness, the use of the body structure in weight giving and bearing, and an understanding of weight, momentum and flow in movement. A strong Motionhouse feature is their contact work, characterised by fluid movement and weight exchange, encompassing small falls, leaps and catches which may then build to the creation of highly dynamic and exhilarating dances. Teachers will come away with a greater understanding of the highly physical Motionhouse, as well as a new perspective on skills in partnering, ensemble work, improvisation and choreography.
Participants should be prepared to be pushed physically during challenging and informative course.