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International Inclusive Dance Summer Intensive 2018 with Adam Benjamin

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The House, Plymouth University

Drake Circus

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Photo: Integrated Dance Company Kyo, performing 'Open State', choreographed by Adam Benjamin, photographed by Klara Lucznik


Join us at Plymouth University for a week long International Inclusive Summer Intensive with renowned dance maker Adam Benjamin. Hosted by Plymouth Dance.


Please direct any booking enquiries to june.gamble@plymouthdance.org.uk



Feedback from the 2017 summer intensive


“It was truly inclusive. Delivered with care, sensitivity, warmth and genuineness. I felt safe and held by Adam and the group”.


“The most amazing and transforming experience”.


“It was great to dance with people of other nationalities … a very enriching experience”.


“It was an incredible workshop”.


“If I am to make work that disrupts and challenges, I have to disrupt and challenge my own ideas, prejudices and practice, and that was the great gift of this workshop”.


“I grew as an artist immensely in the short period we had together. Adam Benjamin is a true gem and master of integrated dance, and having this intensive was a necessary part of my growth as an artist. He brings together amazing people, and offers a safe but challenging space for artistic and personal growth”.


“I will definitely be back next year”.



SUMMER INTENSIVE 2018


The overwhelming feedback from last years intensive was that it should be longer! In response, this summer we will work together for 6 days. The aim is to give you more time to immerse yourself in the process and the journey; to develop greater trust and to take more risks in your improvising. The workshop is designed to allow each of us to identify areas in which we want to grow and or challenge ourselves as people and performers, and to support each other in finding ways to do just that.


The work we are involved in is both collective and individual, it involves finding our pace and our space as a group of dancers, and within this journey, finding the moments that relate specifically to our individual process and development as dance artists.


Each day will include a warm up that builds into improvisational scores. Each day will end with opportunities for dancers on different strands to meet and dance informally. Much more may happen, it always does, and if last year is anything to go by, we will all emerge with a renewed vision and practice by the end of the week!




SCHEDULE


Monday 20th August


11.00am - 1.30pm, 2.30pm - 5.00pm


[5.00pm – 6.00pm free studio time]


Tuesday 21st August


11.00am - 1.30pm, 2.30pm - 5.00pm


[5.00pm – 6.00pm free studio time]


Wednesday 22nd August


11.00am - 1.30pm, 2.30pm - 5.00pm


[5.00pm – 6.00pm free studio time]


Thursday 23rd August


11.00am - 1.30pm, 2.30pm - 5.00pm


[5.00pm – 6.00pm free studio time]


Friday 24th August


11.00am - 1.30pm, 2.30pm - 5.00pm


[5.00pm – 6.00pm free studio time]


Saturday 25th August


11.00am - 1.30pm, 2.30 – 4.30pm


[7.00pm – 8.00pm Sharing]


International Inclusive Dance Summer Intensive farewell party - Saturday 25th August: 8.00pm - 10.00pm



BIOGRAPHY



Adam Benjamin was joint founder and artistic director of CandoCo Dance Company and a pioneer of integrated dance. His book Making an Entrance (Routledge 2002) is considered a seminal text and he has written extensively on integrated practice and improvisation with chapters for Routledge, Intellect, Triarchy, Palgrave etc. A long time improviser, Adam was a founder member of ‘Five Men Dancing’, he has performed and taught with Kirstie Simson, Rick Nodine, Kim Itoh, Jordi Cortés and Russell Maliphant.


Adam has choreographed for community groups and professional companies around the world including Vertigo Dance Company (Israel) and Scottish Dance Theatre. In South Africa, shortly after the dismantling of apartheid, he founded the award winning Tshwaragano Dance Company, the first South African dance company integrated on both racial and disability lines. In Ethiopia he developed the integrated strand for the Adugna Dance Theatre Company, in Japan he helped launch the first professional integrated company, Integrated Dance Company-Kyo, who performed at last years summer intensive.


Adam has received numerous awards in dance including the London TimeOut Performance Award. He has been an Associate Artist at The Place, a Wingate Scholar, a Rayne Choreographic Fellow and recipient of an Arts Council International Artist Fellowship. He was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2013 while teaching at Plymouth University and was named a Change Maker, by the South Bank Centre in 2015.



ACCOMMODATION


If you require accommodation for the Summer Intensive we are currently negotiating with the University regarding rooms in the Halls of Residence and we are preparing an Accommodation list if you wish to stay at a local Hotel or Bed and Breakfast.


So, if you would like to receive a copy of our Accommodation List, please email june.gamble@plymouthdance.org.uk



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