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Dance - an expression of life

A series of three one-day workshops with dancer, teacher and choreographer Bryony Williams.

Tuesday 20, Wednesday 21 & Tuesday 27 March 2012

AN EXPRESSION OF LIFE

Workshop dates: Tuesday 20, Wednesday 21 & Tuesday 27 March 2012
Time: 10am – 4pm
Price: £30 for the series
Venue: Déda, Chapel Street, Derby DE1 3GU
Box Office: 01332 370911

A series of three one-day workshops with dancer, teacher and choreographer Bryony Williams, discovering ways in which dance can communicate effectively and powerfully.

Each day will begin with a warm up, work through the chosen theme, give time to create original choreography and finish with a cool down. The sessions will focus on one or a combination of the following suggested themes, decided by the requirements/choice of the group.

THE ELEMENTS - using the elements earth, air, fire and water as a way to connect to natural sources of movement and explore the qualities inherent in each one.

IMAGERY - exploring the imagination and images that inspire and inform dance

SPACE - the canvas for dance, understanding our relationship to space as a partner in dance and our connection to others through space.

CONNECTIONS AND TRANSITIONS - exploring energetic pathways, spirals and circles and ways to keep energy alive from one move to another, from one place to another.

PAIR WORK AND GROUP WORK - learning principles from an Eastern martial art perspective ‘Kumite’ and applying these to Western dance

MINDFULNESS - taking time to listen to the internal impulse to move, developing greater sensitivity and finding ways to move economically without undue stress on the body.

ABOUT BRYONY
Bryony is currently working at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has many years of experience as a teacher, choreographer and dancer.
She has a creative and eclectic approach to her work and challenges dancers to move beyond familiar territory and explore new horizons. For more information about Bryony Williams visit www.spiralarts.org.uk

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