Workshops at the Work Room

Workshops at the Work Room

The Work Room have a couple of workshops coming up in June with Gary Clarke Company and Karen Nelson. These workshops are open to non-members also.

28 & 29 June 2019 | 11 – 5pm | Space Mix workshop with Karen Nelson - click here for more info

£60/ £30 for members of The Work Room

Uniting somatic techniques derived from Contact Improvisation (CI) with compositional choice making practices found in Tuning Scores, this workshop explores “inner” and “outer” spaces.

The practice combines two uniquely related systems: Material for the Spine (originated by Steve Paxton) that includes movement intertwining sensation and attention, distinguishing centers of mass, establishing length, and reflexive balance in space; and Tuning Scores (originated by Lisa Nelson), a dance practice that unveils sense desires as motivators, movement as collateral choreography, and space as palette and environment.

Class will include rigorous sensory warm-ups, physicalizing through CI, and playing with a cluster of scores to grow edges

All levels of experience welcome.


12 June 2019 | 12 - 3pm | Gary Clarke Company Workshop: Real Communities on Professional Stages - click here for more info

£15 ( £8 for members of The Work Room)

A close look at how Gary Clarke Company works with communities in professional work and the intricate processes behind this. Gary will use his award winning work COAL (which engaged with over 100 women and numerous brass bands nationwide) and Wasteland (which will engage with over 70 male singers and numerous brass bands) as case studies for this element. Gary will look at legacy, life changing experiences, respect and protection and the journey through from recruitment to performance. There will be practical work including warm ups, improvisations and creative explorations. Ideal for people wanting to work in and with communities. Gary will deliver the workshop alongside Alistair Goldsmith, Company Associate and Performer.

Workshop fee includes a performance ticket for Gary Clarke Company’s WASTELAND on either 14 or 15 June.



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