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Plymouth Dance's Professional Development Programme

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Plymouth University - The House Stage

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Plymouth Dance's Professional Development Programme with Adam Benjamin

"Again and again he showed how a problem contains its own solution.

A rare opportunity. Don't miss it".

The Japan Times

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Lost and Found - Improvisation in Performance

The workshop begins with a focus on the senses and an exploration of inclusive scores, starting from a place of connection and trust and building toward challenge and complexity.

The body is where we start, and this leads us to connect with the spaces we move through, to trust the sensibilities that re-inform the body’s journey and ‘knowing’. This play of outward and inner experience feeds our ability to act in the moment, to be guided by our inner knowing, to be decisive yet remain playful in our choices.

Biography

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

Adam has choreographed for community groups and professional companies around the world including CandoCo, Vertigo Dance Company, Scottish Dance Theatre, StopGap and Exim Dance Company. 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, he is artistic advisor for Integrated Dance Company-Kyo, in Japan.

He has received numerous awards in dance including a London TimeOut performance award, the Sainsbury’s award for education and a Prudential Award (with CandoCo). 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 (Plymouth University) and was named a Change Maker, by the South Bank Centre in 2015.

http://www.adambenjamin.co.uk


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