Adult

Contemporary Level 2 with Luke Birch

£120 / £114 (enrolment) £14 / £12 (drop in)

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Luke teaches a dynamic released-based class which is informed by improvisation and somatic practices. Usually beginning with improvisation/experiential anatomy, he then explores set exercises and sequences to develop bodily organisation and connectivity. As well as technical challenges, a sense of dynamic versatility, a playful questioning and finding both clarity and spontaneity are encouraged.


Artist’s biography:

Luke began his training at Northern School of Contemporary Dance and completed his BA (Hons) at Laban in 2008. In 2009 he joined EDge at London Contemporary Dance School. Luke has performed for Charles Linehan Company, Dog Kennel Hill Project, Punchdrunk International and Rosemary Lee where he acted as rehearsal director. He has also participated in a restaging of Yvonne Rainer’s Trio A and worked on visual art projects at Tate Britain and Tate Modern and Haywood Gallery. Luke has a passion for teaching and has taught not only across the UK but also at University of Stavanger, Norway and Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance.  Luke is an associate lecturer at University of Surrey and London Studio Centre.


Class description:

Level 2 provides more challenging phrases and movements that incorporate multiple exercises and movement. Not only will you develop your technical knowledge but you will also begin to introduce performativity into your practice allowing for greater expression. Alongside this your body will develop an increased physicality including core strength and balance; allowing you to have greater movement efficiency. You will also be encouraged to work more with the live music and given freedom to play with timings and counts.

Times: 20:00-21:30
Duration: 90 mins
Venue: at The Place
Day: Friday
Level: Level 2
Style: Contemporary