£110 – £140

2-day dance workshop with renowned choreographer Scott Wells

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Chisenhale Dance Space

64-84 Chisenhale Road

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E3 5QZ

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Scott Wells back in London since 2014!

When: 1-2 June 2019, Sat 11-6pm; Sun 10-4pm

From Zero to Flying: Pleasure; Somatics; Technique; Acrobatics.

During these two days, we will start with contact and body awareness. Then learn some techniques and traject towards a space that supports freedom of flight and expression.

We’ll be doing Scott’s favourite contact exercises and current curiosities created or learned over the decades of investigation and indulgence.

We will practice flying, catching, landing, fluid acrobatics, deft manoeuvres. For the acrobatics everyone will work at their own level and will learn best by building group safety and trust: everyone will do something new.

We will practice taking the aerial work into improv: come, lose your head and fly!

Video link to From Zero to Flying workshop in Athens: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2EZu49hFi0

For examples of Scott’s works:

Parkour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-UPP4HE1F0

Call of the wild https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXwy_e04fA8


Notes on accessibility and skills level:

The venue is not step free access, for any access requirement please contact the organizer.

The workshop is suitable to 18+ professional dancers or movers with a good to advanced knowledge of Contact Improvisation.



Bio

In 1981 Scott discovered the pleasure of contact improvisation shortly after becoming obsessed with the struggles of modern dance. He stuck with both and currently directs a company in San Francisco and tours annually to Europe. Wells has created works for skateboarders, boxers and recently choreographed West Side Story.

He teaches dance technique and is recognized worldwide as a leading teacher of Contact Improvisation. He has recently taught and performed in Ankara, Turkey, Halifax, Canada, at Impultanz in Vienna, and in Budapest, Berlin, Graz, Munich and Rome.

Scott Wells is a two time winner of the Isadora Duncan Award for Outstanding Choreography.

‘My choreographic approach centers on physical interaction. I am fascinated with people as social creatures – how they play, fight, love and struggle in intimate pairings and in larger groups.

I view content as moment that spice the form and flow of a work. I am concerned with the larger picture – the arc, pace and overall structure. Even the humor in dances has an effect on the flow of the work’. ~ Scott Wells

http://scottwellsdance.com/



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email: bea.workshops(at)yahoo.com



What's the refund policy?

Full refund (minus £10 of admin fees) will be given ONLY if your place can be reallocated.

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