Beginner friendly pre-jam warmup class 5-6.30pm followed by the jam 6.30-8.30pm. Doors will be closed for the duration of the class to keep the focus, so please arrive early to attend the class, you can arrive at any time for the jam. Dancers can come just for the class, £6, or stay for the jam, £9. You can also book on MoveGB
This class will revolve around the technicality of dynamic support: through a gradual build-up we’ll look at how spine articulation, relationship to the floor and movement patterns support our ease and clarity of movement from horizontal to vertical. We’ll then transfer our solo dancing to the duet exploring how the under dancer can support, guide and keep moving and how the over dancer can use placement and reaching into space. This should make for some juicy dancing to develop into new territories.
Anne-Gaelle Thiriot is a dancer, performer and maker whose process is rooted in improvisation, composition and collaboration. Over the past 12 years she has had long-term collaborations with Noa Zamir, Dirty Market Theatre, Tara D’Arquian and Lisa-May Thomas among others and since 2013 is part of the dance artists collective Exit Map. She started practicing CI in France in 2002 and has been particularly inspired by the folowing teachers: Kirstie Simson, Didier Silhol, Nancy Stark-Smith, Julyen Hamilton, KJ Holmes, Charlie Morrissey, Rick Nodine, Lisa Nelson, Simone Forti. Most recently she has been working with Simonetta Alessandri and has travelled to Seattle to be part of GLIMPSE 3, Nancy Stark-Smith’s research project of the Underscore in performance.
A jam is an informal gathering of dancers. There is no teacher, but space and time to develop skills and confidence. You are free to dance, rest, or sit and watch, as you wish. The jam provides an opportunity to explore and integrate techniques you have learned, and to find your own routes into dancing.
At some jams a teacher will facilitate a score to follow such as a focused (silent) jam, the Underscore (developed by Nancy Stark-Smith), or a blindfold (or eyes-closed) jam, this will normally be advertised via our regular mailout – so sign-up if you want advance notice.