Please note our in studio programme of professional class, workshops and showcases is currently on hold until our building reopens.
Until then, we are delighted to be offering a programme of free online weekly classes for professional dancers, focusing on technique and restoration. Each class will be delivered on Zoom and following the session the Zoom room will be open for another 30 minutes to recreate the post-class studio space and provide the opportunity for connection, conversation and a cuppa!
We will welcome a new teacher each month and we are delighted that our May programme will be taught by Heather Rikic and Charlotte Jarvis.
Heather will teach 90-minute Cunningham-based Technique classes (no previous experience with Cunningham Technique needed). The classes will include small, simple movements of the legs, arms and torso as well as larger movements combining all three – all of which are intended for small spaces. Dancers can expect to be challenged both physically and mentally and are welcome to modify exercises to suit their particular needs/goals.
Heather Rikic is an Edinburgh-based dancer, teacher and choreographer. Heather has performed for various independent contemporary choreographers in New York City, USA and Belgrade, Serbia and was a member of the Saeko Ichinohe Dance Company (NYC). As a teacher, she has worked with students of various ages and abilities including as a teaching artist for Alonzo King LINES Dance Center (San Francisco, USA) and for New York City Ballet’s education department, and is currently working to develop dance curriculum for primary schools in Scotland. Heather has taught Cunningham-based Technique in Glasgow and at KC Magacin in Belgrade where she also taught repertoire and choreography workshops. While in Belgrade, Heather performed her own choreography at various venues as part of an artist collective. Heather is a graduate of London Studio Centre, Millennium Performing Arts, the Merce Cunningham Studio, St Marys College of California, and the University of Edinburgh.
As part of our programme of free classes for professional dancers, Charlotte Jarvis - dance artist and teacher - will lead a series of special restorative movement sessions. The sessions will combine elements of contemporary dance, ‘Scaravelli inspired’ yoga, and breathing techniques.
During these classes we will gather, open, and release into free movement to restore harmony to the body. This 90minute session, contributing to the physical and mental well-being of dancers, will end with a guided deep relaxation.
Peace in the body, peace in the heart.
Space for a yoga mat is required.
Charlotte Jarvis is a contemporary dance artist. She trained in classical Ballet at London Studio Centre and went on to join Ballet Nuremberg, Germany. She was a guest ballet teacher at Northern School of Contemporary Dance.
She has developed a unique dance and choreographic practice which brings deeper awareness to the physical, emotional & spiritual aspects of dance. Since 2011, her work has evolved into prodigious solo dance-dramas. Charlotte Jarvis began her first series of impromptu performances to the spoken poetry of Ben Okri in 2016 in Kolkata, India. She continues to collaborate with Ben Okri performing in Italy, Scotland and London.
She teaches contemporary dance, ballet and is a certified ‘Scaravelli inspired’ yoga teacher. Through her choreography and teaching, Charlotte explores the rich relationship between life, dance and well being.