Join Dance in Devon for our annual Dance in Time celebration for mature dancers and families. We have an exciting weekend of dance including 'A Dance in a Day' with Emilyn Claid on Saturday 26th and our usual taster workshops and performance platform on Sunday 27th.
If you are attending the Saturday workshop with Emilyn, please make sure you can also attend Sunday so you can follow through with the performance.
Studio 1, Dartington Space
Intergenerational workshop with Emilyn Claid open to all from 11 years
11-1 - introductory workshops
2-5 creative choreographic workshops
Flamenco, Aerial and Afro-contemporary with Kwesi Johnson
Performance platform with regional companies
LUNCH INCLUDED accompanied by live band, The Maggie Reeday Trio
10.30-11.30 workshop 1 (afro contemporary/flamenco/aerial)
11.45-12.45 workshop 2 (afro contemporary/flamenco/aerial)
1.45-2.45 workshop 3 (afro contemporary/flamenco/aerial)
3.30-4.30 studio sharing/performances
Emilyn Claid is a choreographer, writer, director and teacher, working between academic and professional dance contexts, interested in the processes and practices of making movement based performance. She also works as a Gestalt/existential psychotherapist and enquiries from both fields are integrated into practice based research projects.
Her career stretches back to the 1960s when she was a ballet dancer and the 1970s when she was co founder of X6 Dance Space in London and co-editor of New Dance Magazine. In the 1980s she was artistic director of Extemporary Dance Theatre; and in the 1990s worked with Phoenix Dance Company and Candoco Dance Company while performing and producing her own shows such as Virginia Minx at Play (1992). In 1997 I was awarded a PhD and published a book, Yes? No! Maybe Seductive Ambiguity in Dance Theatre Performance (Routledge 2006).
Between 2003-2013 she was Director of BA & MA Choreography at Dartington College of Arts and over the past few years choreographic projects have taken her to Auckland, Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, Berlin, Helsinki and Beirut.
Alongside her work as a professor and choreographer, she has a private psychotherapy practice in London.