Level: Professional 90 min drop-in Drop-in Pro 90min Instructor: Emma Park
For the autumn term, Saturday Contemporary will be taught by 4 guest teachers. For more information about each block of classes, please see below:Saturdays 8, 15 & 22 and 17 November SeptemberSteinvor PalssonIn this Cunningham-based technique class, the emphasis is on musicality, breath and dynamic alignment, with an emphasis on moving with ease and clarity. We will progress from standing exercises to movement sequences and jumps that explore space, rhythm and shifting dynamics. Accompanied by live music.
Saturdays 29 September, 6, 13 & 20 OctoberEmma Jayne ParkPlayful and physical, this momentum driven class will blend release based contemporary technique with influences from other dance styles to develop an articulate and fluid travelling vocabulary.Using simple placement related exercises to energise the body we will move in and out of the floor, building to longer phrases that focus on dynamic, clarity, strength and an awareness of both our bodies and the space around us.
Saturday 27 OctoberStephen PeltonPelton’s technique class combine Limon-inspired movement fundamentals with ballet placement exercises and phrase material exploring Pelton’s own lyrical and idiosyncratic movement style.
Saturdays 3, 10 & 24 November & 1 DecemberLewis Normand – This professional level class is energetic and fast-paced. Using the foundations of Cunningham and Release techniques, it includes floor-based work as well as standing and travelling movement. Principals of alignment, flow, weight and expansiveness play out across the physical material. With the aim to facilitate a space for rigorous training, as well as personal curiosities, Lewis encourages a “do what you need’ atmosphere. Accompanied by live music.