Take More Space - Dance Workshop

Dance Studio Brampton Road Carlisle - Brampton Road

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For emerging dance artists/professionals

Candoco, the leading dance company of disabled and non-disabled dancers, brings together unique voices with a shared vision as three female artists come together to make, play and share!

10am – 5.00pm: Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 June 2019

Dance Studio, Brampton Road Campus, Carlisle

AnnieVickySarah (AVS), associates of Candoco, the leading dance company of disabled and non-disabled dancers, brings together unique voices with a shared vision as three female artists come together to make, play and share!  AVS was created to explore how working collectively can push the individual and shared artistic practice of three exciting emerging artists working inclusively - Sarah Blanc, Annie Hanauer and Vicky Malin.

During the AVS Take More Space Lab, artists and practitioners will be given the opportunity to work in an inclusive environment to investigate new ideas with AVS, as well as developing their own inclusive practice. And you do not need experience of working inclusively.

About the Lab

Each day will include a morning inclusive technique class, followed by an afternoon of creative exploration.  AVS share a foundation of inclusive practice from a combined 30 years of experience, and with these Labs want to promote the rich and supportive environment they have encountered when artists from different backgrounds and experiences come together.  This immersive weekend will offer a space for each participant to challenge themselves, strengthen networks and deeply engage with an artistic process.  It is also an opportunity to start a network of local artists who are interested in growing inclusive dance in the region.

Who this is aimed at

Lab weekends are appropriate for emerging dance artists or professionals aged 18 and older, disabled and non-disabled, who are interested in exploring dance as an art form.  Attendance on both days is a pre-requisite of booking in order to gain the full benefit of this workshop.

About the artists

http://www.candoco.co.uk/the-work/candoco/avs-take-more-space :

Sarah Blanc is an award-winning performer and choreographer based in London.  She has worked across all areas of Candoco’s education programme since 2007, and is co-leader of the Candoco Youth Company at The Place.  She is Artistic Director of Moxie Brawl, an all-female inclusive dance theatre company that has toured successfully since 2014.

Annie Hanauer worked with Candoco from 2008-2014.  She is an independent performer, teacher and maker, currently working with Rachid Ouramdane and Emanuel Gat.  She has also performed with Lea Anderson, Wendy Houstoun, and Boris Charmatz, and leads classes and workshops at home and abroad.

Vicky Malin worked with Candoco from 2008-2014.  She performs with Exim Dance company in Plymouth and is working with young people at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre to create an inclusive performance.  She mentored the first inclusive performance company in Yerevan, Armenia from 2013-2015 and has been collaborating with choreographer Dinis Machado since 2014.  She is a certified life coach and recently gained a Masters in Creative Practice.

Time:            10.00am – 5.00pm each day

Cost:              £40.00 / £5.00 UoC students

Booking:      https://store.cumbria.ac.uk/product-catalogue/general/short-courses/dance-workshop

Upon booking you will be sent a Registration Form to complete and return to karen.jones@cumbria.ac.uk together with an information pack and programme for the two-day workshop.

Food and Drink

Light refreshments, tea, coffee will be available throughout each day.  Participants are invited to bring their own packed lunch and any 

Outline daily programme

10-11.30am   Technique class led by Annie, Vicky and Sarah

11.30-12        Break

12- 1.30pm    Creative process

1.30-2.30pm Lunch

2.30-5.30pm Creative process

Description of morning classes

Annie, Vicky and Sarah have brought their diverse interests together to explore inclusivity in technique class and creation.  Using set material and improvisation, we will play with articulation, technical exercises and touch, aiming to find both precision and freedom in our dancing. Classes aim to respond to the needs of the group while remaining challenging.

Description of afternoon sessions

These two days will have a stronger focus on Annie’s creative work. Her creative sessions will explore ways of building layered, rhythmic movement material with an emphasis on musicality and presence. In addition to making a choreography, the sessions may also include improvisation games and technique, writing and using voice. 

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