Image Credit: Sophie Stevenson
Jen Wren and the Slanjayvah Danza team of dancers and musicians are delighted to be back in residency at Dance Base this Spring. Pushing boundaries in the TRAD and folk arts by reframing them alongside and within a contemporary context we are working to collaborate and extend our practice of Scottish, Spanish and Celtic TRAD dances, music and storytelling. This part of our path is to focus on the Scottish heritage and cultural elements required for the artistic cauldron, providing the Celtic spices required to brew new work that includes fierce percussive dance, traditional foot stomping music, tender moments and a good old giggle.
Company Class | Thursday 7 February | 10.00 – 11.30
Class starts with a gentle and grounding approach with a focus on gently warming the body in preparation to move through a range of fluid dynamics. You can expect a “technical” contemporary dance class with a twist (literally as we incorporate elements of spiral and rebound), use of flamenco arm movements in contemporary sequences and footwork deriving from Scottish and Flamenco styles.
Company Showing | Friday 8 February | 17.00
Supported by Dance Base, The Work Room, Traditional Arts Forum Scotland and Creative Scotland