Classes from January 2022

We will continue to teach in studio classes both at The Place and Morley College. All classes will comply with government rules and will implement all precautions to ensure a safe return to sharing a space freely and safely.

Here are the dates to look forward to:

12 Jan – 30 Mar | Adult Dance Courses at The Place

10 Jan – 25 Mar | Dance Courses at Morley College 

Mid-Jan – Mar | Bi-Monthly Tanztheater classes (1x Technique, 1x Improvisation)


Tanztheater Level 1|2 and Level 2|3 at The Place

The term will run from Sat 8 Jan – Fri 1 Apr. No classes Mon 14 – Sat 19 Feb (half-term break) and both classes will run on Wednesdays.

Level 1|2

Wednesdays 6.30 – 8pm in Studio 2
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This course will have a drop in option so you can either enrol for the term or pay for each class individually.

Level Information:

  • Recommended if you have about a year’s experience in contemporary or if you’re interested in exploring expressivity through movement, or if you have taken Tanztheater Introduction in the Autumn term
  • Developing your dance vocabulary
  • Gradually working towards longer movement phrases
  • Aiming to increase physicality, performativity and musicality

Level 2|3

Wednesdays 8.15 – 9.45pm in Studio 1
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This course will have a drop in option so you can either enrol for the term or pay for each class individually. 

Level Information:

  • Recommended if you have over 3 to 5 years dance experience or have taken the Level 1/2 Tanztheater class for a year or more
  • Focusing on higher level technical abilities
  • Complex movement combinations and a demand on physical fitness
  • Advanced principles of agility, use of weight and focus
  • Adapt your own personal flare

We might also re-establish a Performance Group which will create a choreography over the course of ten to twelve weeks. In previous terms we hired the space at The Place. If you are interested in joining please contact tanztheater.performance@gmail.com 


Tanztheater at Morley College

Starting from Jan 11th
Tuesdays 14.00 – 15.45  Technique and Improvisation
Tuesdays 16.15 – 18.00  Performance Group
 

 
The Performance Group usually prepares for a performance evening at one of Morley’s events. This term we will continue working on a collaboration with other departments on an Opera called Brainland.
This opera will be developed within the next terms so this term we will focus on the relationship between body, mind and soul. We have some music and pieces of poetry available, created by some of the collaborators, which we can use as a starting point to explore the themes of identity, memory and future. 
As a final showpiece we will either create a video version of our findings or a studio sharing/ performance.
 
 
More about Brainland:
The project is based on four stories from the history of clinical brain science from the first part of the 20th century, stories I researched in detail for my last two visual art and archive projects, exhibited at the museum and archive of the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London. Two of these stories concern individuals involved in psychosurgery mid century, another the discover of the EEG, in Germany as the Nazis were rising to power. A framing narrative concerns a trip to Oslo by a group of UK neuroscientist in November 1957, transport provided by the US Air force as part of a little known military/neuroscience research collaboration. The dance sections relate to the psychosurgery stories: A group piece based on the work of ‚pioneer‘ of psychosurgery, Portuguese neurologist Egas Moniz, and a two header relating to the more destructive procedure that followed it. In writing up his work Moniz provided photographs of 10 of his patients we would like to incorporate. The image below shows a basic model of the suggested staging of this section:
 
 
*Classes this term will be offered as Online Plus to have a number of students + the tutor  in the studio AND then some students connecting via online services)
This enables you to join these courses even if you are not physically in London or do not yet want to attend in person. 

Ballet at Morley College

Starting from the week of  Jan 10th
Mondays 18.00 – 19.30 Ballet Beginners
Fridays    18.00 – 19.30 Ballet Improvers
 
Classes this term will be offered as Online Plus to have a number of students + the tutor  in the studio and then some students connecting via online services)
This enables you to join these courses even if you are not physically in London or do not yet want to attend in person. 


Bi-Monthly Tanztheater classes

I am planning to get back to two classes a month from late January or February. 

Usually both classes will take place in the studios of The Place and are 2 hour sessions on a Saturday afternoon, one focusing on technique and the other on improvisation and creation. 

Both classes will be drop in based. Please note that I just hire the studios at The Place for these classes but you pay me directly and it will not be on their website. 

More information on dates, prices and exact times will follow soon. 

In the meantime, take a seat and relax: 




Archive

Online class to learn – Tanztheater

During the lockdown due to the covid pandemic I created this online class.

Tanztheater is an expressive dance form but is also deeply rooted in technical elements. I filmed these sequences as part of my work for Morley College London but thought it would be nice to share this with those of you who want to get a little inside into the teaching. Below is a breakdown of the video: 

0 – 1.24 Spine warm up explanation
1.25 – 3.45 Spine warm up with music
3.47 – 5.37 Feet warm up with ports de bras explanation
5.38 – 6.56 Feet w. Up with music
6.57 – 8.47 Plie variation explanation
8.48 – 10.20 Plie variation with music
10.21 – 12.22 Flat back with Tendu explanation
12.23 – 13.50 Flat back with Tendu with music
13.51 – 14.55 Gesture combination explanation
14.56 – 15.27 Gesture combination with music
15.28 – 20.14 Choreography 1 explanation
20.15 – 20.43 Choreography 1 with music
20.44 – 26.15 Choreography 2 explanation
26.16 Choreography 2 with music

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