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International Inclusive Dance Summer Intensive 2020 with Adam Benjamin

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University of Exeter, Alexander Building Room TS2 Studio

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Join us for the 4th International Inclusive Dance Summer Intensive with Adam Benjamin, hosted by Plymouth Dance.

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SUMMER INTENSIVE 2020 Exeter University

Welcome to the Summer Intensive 2020, Our second year at the University of Exeter! The studios are a short distance from Exeter St Davids Station with direct links to London, Bristol Airport and a 20 minute bus ride from Exeter Airport. Accommodation is available near the studios on campus or there are plenty of hotels and B&Bs in the city.

The programme is hosted by Plymouth Dance. June Gamble and her team will be on hand to ensure the smooth running of the week and to help with your questions and enrolment.

The summer intensive brings together dancers from around the world, in a truly multi-cultural mix and offers a unique opportunity to work with one of the pioneers of integrated dance. Over 6 days the group will develop deep listening and understanding of ensemble but also importantly, provide an environment in which individual journeys can flourish. As always, there will be plenty of time for dancing, laughter (most likely a few tears), skill development, time also for discussion, reflection and for goal setting – as well as building networks, making new friends and exploring the beautiful city of Exeter.

Feedback from previous summer intensives

“The most amazing and transforming experience”.

“Adam brings together amazing people and offers a safe but challenging space for artistic and personal growth”.

“It was truly inclusive. Delivered with care, sensitivity, warmth and genuineness”.

“It was all amazing! Great how Adam would tailor the week for us and we were able to explore questions or notions we wanted to discover more about!”

“The entire week was rich with a deep understanding of inclusive work. It was a very memorable experience, one that has had a huge affect on my practice. It was a real privilege to work in such a diverse group of abilities and nationalities.”

"I laughed and I cried and believe it or not, I enjoyed both equally."

Schedule

Monday 3rd August - Friday 7th August 2020

10.00am -10.30am [registration and warm up]

10.30am - 1.00pm [Morning session]

2.00pm -5.00pm [Afternoon session]

5.00pm – 6.00pm [free studio time]

Saturday 8th August 2020

10.00am -10.30am [registration and warm up]

10.30am - 1.00pm [Morning session]

2.00pm -5.00pm [Afternoon session]

5.00pm – 6.00pm [free studio time]

Farewell party 6.30 pm- 11.00pm

Biography - Adam Benjamin

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 able to book rooms only, Bed and Breakfast or Bed, Breakfast and Evening Meal in the Halls of Residence at Exeter University.

We are also able to provide 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 or book a room at Exeter University, please email june.gamble@plymouthdance.org.uk

REFUND POLICY

7 days: Attendees can receive refunds up to 7 days before the event start date.

FAQs

Please arrive ahead of time to register ready to start at 10.30am.

Who is this Masterclass for?

For students over the age of 18, graduates and professional dance artists.

What do I need to bring to the event?

We would recommend that you bring water with you and a packed lunch if necessary, although there are several cafes and shops in the local area.

Where is the Alexander Building?

The Alexander building can be located near the Exeter St Davids Train station. The building is opposite The Imperial pub and is within the University of Exeter Department of Drama.

Please note there is no parking on site.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please call Plymouth Dance on 07760 164254 or email kaitlyn.howlett@plymouthdance.org.uk

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New North Road

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