Beginner friendly pre-jam warmup class 5.30-6.30pm followed by the jam 6.45-8.30pm. Dancers can come just for the class, £5, or stay for the jam, £7.
In this class, we will see, feel, imagine and touch the space of our dance: considering the general space around us, the space between 2 or more dancers and the internal space of our body, we will get flow to circulate between body and mind systems and connect myriads of centres to myriads of peripheries. Please note, you don’t need to like geometry to enjoy it…
Anne-Gaëlle grew up in Burgundy, France. She started getting involved in dance and performance in 1999 while studying Geology in Jussieu (Paris). She went on getting an MA in Movement Education in Bologna, Italy. She worked as a movement therapist and a dance teacher alongside her studies of contemporary techniques, Instant composition, yoga and Body Mind Centering in Paris, Italy, Israel and the UK. She met Contact Improvisation through the work of Didier Silhol, Kirstie Simson and Mark Tompkins in 2001, and she kept studying with them and Lisa Nelson, Simone Forti, Julyen Hamilton, KJ Holmes, among others. Graduated from Laban in 2008, she is currently finishing a 3y. specialist programme in Choreological Studies there. She is interested in the way we embody dynamic, relationship, spatial and social structures and how we develop our sense of empathy through movement awareness. As an improviser and dancer, she has worked with H2Dance, Giannalberto De Filippis and Michal Mualem (Sasha Waltz and Guests), Joe Moran, Plan B, Tadam/Noa Zamir, and she regularly teaches for City Lit and Candoco. Currently based in SE London.
Please arrive early so we can start promptly at 5.30pm.