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Online Inclusive Dance Easter Intensive 2021 with Adam Benjamin

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Join us for a virtual International Inclusive Dance Easter Intensive with Adam Benjamin, hosted by Plymouth Dance.

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EASTER INTENSIVE 2021

2 days of online workshops that aim to inspire, connect and liberate!

We will spend time on screen together but also, and just as importantly, time away from the screen exploring tasks in our own environments, bringing back our discoveries to share with each other. There will be a variety of interactive duet tasks, group discussions and improvisations and guided imagery exploring the boundaries of where and how we can engage with one another even when inhabiting different spaces.

Feedback from previous online intensives:

“ A beautiful, thoughtful and thought provoking session” Participant UK

“A breath of fresh air” Participant USA

“ I flew out of the window and danced in the dark garden” Participant Finland

“ Dancing with each other without looking at the screen felt pretty great!” Participant USA

SCHEDULE

Day 1

- Gathering and signing up with Plymouth Dance (please bring your own tea and biscuits)

Session 1

- Group welcome and introductions

- Group screen improvisation

- Guided imagery session 1

- Solo tasks based on session 1 offline

- Feedback session

Lunch break

Session 2

- Group screen improvisation

- Partnered tasks demonstration

- Partnered tasks exercise

- Feedback session

Day 2

Session 3

- Gathering and discussion arising from day 1

- Group screen improvisation [Development]

Sessions 3 will be informed by the desires and interests of the morning discussion and feedback, with options of guided imagery, duet tasks, film projects, group tasks or other arising ideas.

Lunch break

Session 4

Sessions 4 will be informed by the desires and interests of the morning discussion and feedback, with options of guided imagery, duet tasks, film projects, group tasks or other arising ideas.

BIOGRAPHY - Adam Benjamin


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Adam Benjamin dance artist, author, National Teaching Fellow and one of the pioneers of inclusive dance. He was joint founder and artistic director of CandoCo Dance Company (1990 – 98). His book Making an Entrance. Theory and practice for disabled and non-disabled dancers is considered a seminal text (soon to go to 2nd edition).

He has received numerous awards including a London TimeOut Performance award, the Sainsbury’s Award for Education. He has been an Associate Artist at The Place, a Wingate Scholar, a Rayne Choreographic Fellow, recipient of an Arts Council International Artist Fellowship and was named a Change Maker by the South Bank Centre in 2015.

A founder member of 5 Men Dancing, he has taught and performed with amongst others Russell Maliphant, Kirstie Simson, Jordi Cortés and Gabriele Reuter. He founded Tshwaragano Dance Company, the first South African dance company integrated on both racial and disability lines, and helped establish the first professional integrated company in Japan; Company-Kyo.

He has choreographed for community groups and professional companies around the world including Vertigo Dance Company and Scottish Dance Theatre. His most recent work Marked for Exim Dance company was performed (twice) before the pandemic. He is now focusing his attention on The Dancer’s Forest an initiative aimed at encouraging an environmentally responsible connection between dance, the land and the air we breathe.

REFUND POLICY

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

FAQs

This intensive will be held via Zoom please log on a few minutes early so that we can start promptly at 10.00am

Who is this intensive for?

For students over the age of 18, graduates and professional dance artists. Please note this intensive will be facilitated in English, please get in touch if you have any concerns about this.

What do I need to bring to the event?

We would recommend that you have Zoom downloaded on a device that can connect to the internet, please bring water with you and have lunch prepared if necessary.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact Plymouth Dance via email at: kaitlyn.howlett@plymouthdance.org.uk

Health and Safety

Dancing in your own home means that YOU are responsible for your health and safety as such, please read and follow the guidance below before agreeing to dance along with the live dance sessions.

* Ensure you wear appropriate clothing and footwear when dancing at home.

* Ensure your dancing space is safe. Where possible, move furniture out of the way to ensure you have ample space to move.

* If there are pets or small children in the house, please ensure they remain in another room as they may present a hazard.

*Please note attendees will be sent the Zoom link the day before*


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