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Feldenkrais in to Dancing

A workshop with Caroline Scott

Date: May 19, 2018

Time: 13.00-14:30

Tickets: £25 before 12/5/18, then £35

Earlybird £25 before 12th May £35 thereafter.
To book or find out more contact Caroline on: 07963239816 or email: feldenkraisyorkshire@gmail.com

We will begin the workshop with a Feldenkrais® lesson giving you time & space to dive into your felt sensation, noticing your tendencies as well as exploring some new possibilities.

These explorations will tap into your innate ability to learn from the inside out, just as you did when you were an infant. This will then lead into structured improvisations using playful curiosity & attention to feed into your dancing.

How can you refine your ability to sense yourself on the 'inside' whilst being fully present in the performance space?

There will be opportunities to dance alone and with others, and moments of hands-on interaction. Just bring your curious dancing self.

Suitable for all levels and abilities.

Please email/phone if you have any questions. You will need to wear comfy clothes to move in, no jeans or belts and please bring a mat or blanket to lie on for extra comfort. You do not need to be a dancer to attend.

Wainsgate Dances

Part of Hebden Bridge Arts Festival

Date: June 21, 2018

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: £9

21st June, 7.30pm, £9

An evening of performances with Hannah Buckley, Christopher Owen and Anushiye Yarnell

On sale from 4th May from Hebden Bridge Arts Festival and from Hebden Bridge Town Hall.

Three performances by inspiring dancers who test and play with what dance can do – part of an exciting programme of dance being developed at Wainsgate Chapel:
Slanting, semi-cascade reflects on the female body and being seen.
Water Walk (by John Cage) involves a large number of objects including a bath, a rubber duck and a pressure cooker; and Alternatives to Survival is a performance that’s like opening a sketchbook.

Wainsgate Dances – EXHALACIÓN/AIRE

Part of Hebden Bridge Arts Festival

Date: July 1, 2018

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: £9

July 1st, 7.30pm, £9

On sale from 4th May from Hebden Bridge Arts Festival and from Hebden Bridge Town Hall.

Philip Jeck and Kirstie Simson in performance.

An evening of Improvisational Sound and Dance with two celebrated performers.

Philip Jeck is a multi-media composer whose work is “is hugely, billowingly poignant…” (The Wire) “Jeck really does play his turntables as if they were musical instruments in their own right” (The Guardian) "Kirstie Simson is celebrated for exquisite, sensuous dancing that seems to come from some simple force of nature" (New York Times).

Three performances by inspiring dancers who test and play with what dance can do – part of an exciting programme of dance being developed at Wainsgate Chapel:
Slanting, semi-cascade reflects on the female body and being seen.
Water Walk (by John Cage) involves a large number of objects including a bath, a rubber duck and a pressure cooker; and Alternatives to Survival is a performance that’s like opening a sketchbook.

North Star: tuning the inner compass for movers and dancers

Workshop with Thomas Goodwin

Date: March 10, 2018

Time: 10:00-18:00

Tickets: £25 thomasgoodwin1981@hotmail.com

Saturday 10 March  10:00-18:00 Wainsgate Chapel, Hebden Bridge
Cost: £25
When we are inspired by moving and dancing, we might look for deepening clarity in that pursuit, as a vocation, profession or calling:

How do we use the inner compass to identify what we find truly satisfying in dance without it holding us back from life itself? This workshop aims to navigate towards the livelihood we truly want through physical exercises, discussion and reflection.
 
Workshop facilitator Thomas Goodwin teaches movement, contemporary dance and floor work. He has assisted and facilitated community dance projects with Protein Dance and Rosemary Lee Projects, rehearsal directed for companies such as Scottish Dance Theatre, and sometimes performs. He has an ongoing practice of embodiment, meditation, nature connection, straight-talking and diving into the heart of the matter.

For more information, please see: www.northstarworkshop. wordpress.com

For booking email thomasgoodwin1981@hotmail.com

Movement workshop with Karen Nelson (USA)

Start date: March 13, 2018

End date: April 14, 2018

Tickets: £60 robdothopper@aol.co.uk

Friday 13th and Saturday 14th April at Wainsgate Chapel, Hebden Bridge
Cost: £60

This is a brilliant opportunity to work with Karen Nelson from the USA. She has been involved in the development of contact improvisation and numerous movement improvisation practices since 1976... more details will follow on the workshop, but don't miss this rare chance to work with this inspirational teacher.

For more information please email Rob Hopper at robdothopper@aol.co.uk

Karen Nelson’s 40-year dance and performance practice has been directly influenced by Steve Paxton, Nancy Stark Smith and Lisa Nelson, and their respective work in Contact Improvisation, Material for the Spine and Tuning Scores, and through collaboration with many others in venues around the world.

As a dancer/choreographer, performer, teacher and organizer, she co-founded Joint Forces Dance Co, Breitenbush Jam, Dance Ability, Diverse Dance Research Retreat, and the performance group Image Lab, among other projects. Image Lab, including Scott Smith, K.J. Holmes, Lisa Nelson and Karen, intensively developed Tuning Scores for nearly a decade in the 1990s. They performed "observatories" in the US, Europe and Asia, spawning other Tuning projects that continue to this day.

Karen was an annual guest teacher for many years at the Schools for New Dance Development in Amsterdam and Arnhem, The Netherlands, and made numerous visits to Bates Dance Festival, Seattle Festival of Improvisation, Movement Research, Moving’s View, Acapella Motion and other festivals and schools in North America, Europe, South America and Asia.

Her current studies with various others include Russell Delman’s Embodied Life ™ fusing meditation, Feldenkrais ™ Awareness Through Movement and Embodied Dialogue/Focusing. She first graduated from the Embodied Life School in 2014 and teaches this work both stand alone, and happily entwined with dancing in retreats, workshops and on-going classes.

She has received awards for choreography and research from National Endowment for the Arts, Oregon Arts Commission, National Performance Network, Wild Woods Foundation, Vashon Allied Arts, On the Boards NW New Works and private supporters.

Moving Bodies | Empty Spaces

Exploring Freedom - Dance Improvisation Workshop with Kirstie Simson

Start date: July 2, 2018

End date: July 4, 2018

Tickets: £90 robdothopper@aol.co.uk

2nd-4th July Cost £90
To book and for more information, please contact Rob Hopper at robdothopper@aol.co.uk

This is a great opportunity to engage with Kirstie Simson and her passionate interest in the liberating experience of dance, improvisation and the exploration of freedom. Imagine what our relationship would be to dancing if we had no prior notion about what the moving body should look or feel like. Participants work beyond culturally conditioned expectations and other limitations. They will celebrate movement using practices that Kirstie has developed over thirty-five years of teaching dance improvisation.

KIRSTIE SIMSON (UK) has been a continuous explosion in the contemporary dance scene, bringing audiences into contact with the vitality of pure creation in moment after moment of virtuoso improvisation. Called "a force of nature" by the New York Times, she is an award-winning dancer and teacher who has "immeasurably enriched and expanded the boundaries of New Dance" according to Time Out Magazine, London. Kirstie is renowned today as an excellent teacher, a captivating performer and a leading light in the field of Dance Improvisation. She is a professor at the University of Illinois, and continues to teach and perform all over the world.