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.
open up your awareness
open up your senses
listen to the group
listen to your own body
observe what you see
explore the space
explore movement and different qualities of movement
wake-up, energise and be dynamic
find your place to rest
discover the landscape of your body
move through levels from floor to standing
offer support and make a conversation in your body
embody the flow of the imagination in movement and stillness
About Maga: Graduating from LCDC and Middlesex University in London, Magdalena has fifteen years professional experience in contemporary dance, physical theatre, contact improvisation and improvisation, and has created and performed in many pieces in international festivals across Europe and the Middle East. Magdalena has worked with companies, dancers and choreographers such as Jose Vidal Company, Bettina Carpi, Paweł Matyasik and Nadar Rosano. In 2013 and 2014 Magdalena performed for Zawirowanie Dance Theatre in Israel, Sweden, Lithuania, Ukraine, Hungary, Germany, Croatia and Portugal. She has been taught by: Melissa Monteros, Wojciech Mochniej, Gabriella Koch, Nita Little, Ray Chung, Daniel Kramer, Frauke Requardt, Robert Anderson, Katy Dymoke, Simonetta Allesandri, Rick Nodine, Charlie Morrissey, Thomas Kampe, Andrew Harwood (GB). Magdalena was co-organiser for ECITE 2013 in Poland. Magdalena has been nominated for scholarships and won several awards, most recently winning first prize in the Warsaw Polish Platform Choreography Contest (November 2014). Her award-winning work in the community sector has been presented across Europe and attracted interest from national media.
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.