8:00 pm - 9:30 pm


The Willow Studio
St. Werburghs Primary School, James Street, Bristol, BS2 9US

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These two open classes aim to hone our dance improvisation skills as solo and ensemble, witnessing each other; through different ways in –
These include spatial tuning of ourselves and each other, imagination and impulse, body memory, musicality and rhythm, voice improvisation in relation to movement, energetic and tactile awareness with surfaces, atmospheres and other humans.
This month’s classes info:
~ We practice the rituals of enlivening our shared space as a part of ourselves, tasting the rhythms, paces, textures and sensations of a three dimensional web of relating. The space before (English) words fix us, collaborating together to stretch and live in the multiple meanings our bodies speak of, through sharing motifs, touch, recoil, vocalising and co-creating. The class is aimed to be open to all to dance together, supported by felt senses of tactility/sound/vision, I aim to create space to listen and respect each others’ limits and capacities.
Level: all welcome – everyone who wants to enquire and attend to their body-based skills through space, and a curiosity to witness each other and be witnessed
Cost per class:
£12 (£10 concession)
£18 for both classes booked together
Location: Willow Studio, St Werburgh’s Primary School, James Street St Werburgh’s, Bristol, BS2 9US
Please book in advance in order to secure your spot – please send a payment via paypal to jan.lee.uk@gmail.com (select Trusted/Friends & Family option) and send an email to let me know you’ve done that! (Alternatively, you can use bank transfer – email to ask for details!)
If you have any questions at all or any requests or needs, please feel free to email and I will do my best to meet them.
The studio is accessible on the ground floor and there is an accessible toilet next to the studio. I aim to create a class where explorations and exercises are adaptable to each individual’s limits, pace, energy, choices of movement and encourage a culture of care and empathy for each dancers’ individual health and limits.
About the teacher Jan-Ming Lee:
Jan-Ming is an artist with a background in dance, music, theatre, somatic bodywork, sociology. She has been collaborating in performing arts projects since 2005, in places including China, UK, Europe, Brazil.
She has trained with teachers including instant composition with Julyen Hamilton, poetry improvisation with Billie Hanne, Action Theater (physical theatre with voice/movement) with Kate Hilder/Sten Rudstrom, Axis Syllabus (fascia / functional movement) @ Nomadic College, Wolfsohn-Hart ‘human voice’ with Margaret Pikes, and dancing Contact Improvisation for over 15 years.
Her performance work which includes immersive theatre, participatory installations, dance theatre and interactive sound performance has been shown at venues including Tate Modern and Victoria & Albert Museum.
Artwork: detailed illustration of an organic pattern of orange and green shades of leaves with a subtle upside down face partially hiding in the middle, against a black night background : drawn by Algy Behrens