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Monday 6- Friday 10 September 2021

Tom Dale Company supported by Dance4 and Lakeside Arts is delighted to offer a week of FREE CPD workshops for midlands based dance artists.

Packed full of skills based workshops, classes, creative experiences, skill sharing, somatic practice, artistic and career mentoring and producer support. We invite you to come together to learn, practise and share, with a little space in-between to socialise each day over lunch. (Bring a pack-up for Dance4, Lakeside has a cafe)

Check out our programme of workshops on offer. Join us for the full week or pick and mix the range of events. All sessions are FREE but we are taking a refundable deposit to secure your place and confirm attendance.

Funded by the Didymus and Garrick Trusts as part of our programme of support for an early years dance artist.

Monday 6th September

iC4C

10am-12.30pm

TOM DALE

Improv/Creative

Tom’s session will offer a framework for participants to connect to their bodies through their imagination. The class is designed to enable participants opportunities to explore physical sensations and connect to the pleasure of moving to music. This is designed to allow for growth in awareness and multi-sensory connection leading also towards crafting methodologies.

 

The improvisational nature of the exploration enables each participant’s personal connection with their dance in a stress-free and welcoming class atmosphere.

BOOK HERE: https://tomdalecompany.wufoo.com/forms/s12zx0q501xa94y/

Photo Credit: Laura Rutty

Monday 6th September

iC4C

2pm-4.30pm

SHARE YOUR PRACTICE / PROJECT IDEA SESSION

30 minutes sessions X 4 regional artists, plus time to talk and reflect at the end

A session to get to know what each other does a bit more…WHAT WE LOVE and WHY WE DO IT….

 

Vanessa Oxspring from “The East Midlands Dance Producing Collective” will be joining the session to feedback on your project ideas and undertake initial research on your needs as freelance dance artists, in order to work towards offering future support for regional artists. We want to work together to develop a healthy & thriving dance ecosystem in the Midlands and this session is part of this ambition.

Email Tom@tomdale.org.uk if you want to offer a sharing.

 

BOOK HERE:

https://tomdalecompany.wufoo.com/forms/r7h2to81w0475l/

Photo Credit: iStockPhotos

Tuesday 7th September

iC4C

 

10am-12.30pm

NATALIE JAMES

The class is aimed to push, challenge, strengthen, sculpt and stretch those that participate. This session is structured for you to embody and embrace my style of choreography with the freedom of individuality. Inspired by elements of urban influences intertwining with contemporary dance and acrobatic practises. There will be moments of fluidity, softness, power, a ferociousness with an essence of graceful extensions that are merged with peculiar angles and rhythms. Prepare to allow yourself to relax into rolls, throwing, weaving, threading and slicing through the space. Expect to utilise the extremities of the body, to transition through the space inspired by specific text, aesthetics, qualities, themes, motifs and ideas.

 

@natalienicolejames

https://www.instagram.com/natalienicolejames/channel/

https://www.facebook.com/natalie.n.james

 

 

BOOK HERE: https://tomdalecompany.wufoo.com/forms/qkjxb9q0exsq7j/

Photo Credit: Benji Reid

Tuesday 7th September

iC4C

2pm-4.30pm

MARIE GABRIELLE ROTIE

This session focuses on introducing participants to the value of slow motion work to develop an altered perception of time and an attunement to the body’s presence in space. We will then work with poetic scores or ‘butoh- fu’ to play with notions of body transformation into other non-human entities.

Links to Marie Gabrielle Rotie:

www.rotie.co.uk

www.butohuk.com

 

BOOK HERE: https://tomdalecompany.wufoo.com/forms/w109q4kg14z75ai/

Photo Credit: Jonathan Ellis-Miller

Wednesday 8th September

LAKESIDE ARTS

10am-12.30pm

ISABEL JONES

 

This session with Isabel is designed to open up and release creativity, as we explore how to create a conducive inner (mind) and outer environment (site) to cultivate and reinvigorate our movement practice. At this moment of flux, Isabel shares a number of somatic movement processes she uses regularly, to unlock and find out how our own unique creativity works, to develop a practice sourced from our own lived experience, and in harmony with the breath (prana) so that it can organically grow.

 

The aim of the session is to help free us to find our own voice, and energise mind and body at a time when we need it most,

 

Links to Isabel Jones:

Twitter: twitter.com/salamandatandem

Facebook: salamandatandem

Website: www.salamanda-tandem.org.uk

Music:      soundcloud.com/salamandatandem

BOOK HERE: https://tomdalecompany.wufoo.com/forms/pcys2500z0pwlt/

Photo Credit: The Independent On Sunday Photograph Jason Alden

Wednesday 8th September

LAKESIDE ARTS

 

2pm-4.30pm

SALLY DOUGHTY

CREATIVE IDEA DEVELOPMENT

Our session together focuses on using improvisation to develop creative and choreographic ideas and material.  We will work with a strategy that uses improvisation to help us identify an aspect of movement that we are interested in and develop it as a performance mode that can also include some voice. Come and play; test out and develop ideas, and work in solo, duet and ensemble form – it’s flexible enough to give you what you need.

 

Links to Sally Doughty:

Insta: sldoughty67

Twitter: @sdoughty2

FB: @sallydoughty

 

 

BOOK HERE: https://tomdalecompany.wufoo.com/forms/xme432f0pn2dr1/

Photo credit: Jason Senior at Redpix.co.uk

Thursday 9th September

LAKESIDE ARTS

 

10am-1pm

MICHAELA WALDRAM-JONES & AMY DALTON-HARDY

‘The Self Producing Artist’

Tom Dale Company’s Producer Michaela Waldram-Jones offers a session packed full of practical advice for the ‘self-producing artist’ including advice on Developing a Project Idea, Partnership Development, Funding and Grant-Writing.

 

Amy Dalton-Hardy will be joining the session to share information about an Arts Council funded initiative –  “The East Midlands Dance Producing Collective” . Amy will use this session to gather initial research on your needs as freelance dance artists, and ‘self-producing’ artists in order to work towards offering future support for freelancers. We want to work together to develop a healthy & thriving dance ecosystem in the Midlands and this session is part of this ambition.

 

 

BOOK HERE: https://tomdalecompany.wufoo.com/forms/k1obw98q18y2slo/

Photo credit: Barret Hodgson

Thursday 9th September

LAKESIDE ARTS

 

2pm-4pm

LAUREN NICOLE WHITTER

Principles of physical theatre

In this session we look at the body in space in relation to gesture and mime. There will be focus on the breath, how we can use the body to create characters and narrative.  In order to do this we will be using techniques from practitioners such as Lecoq, Grotowski and others.

 

Links to Lauren Nicole Whitter:

Twitter- LNicWhitter

Instagram – laurennic92

Website- www.laurennicolewhitter.co.uk

 

BOOK HERE: https://tomdalecompany.wufoo.com/forms/zatz7b21sj28de/

Photo credit: David Wilson Clarke

Friday 10th September

iC4C

 

10am-12.30pm

SOPHIE THORPE

 

This Contact improv & partnering workshop will explore some of the fundamental techniques that underpin CI in a relaxed, fun and nurturing environment. We will focus on building trust and a heightened awareness, listening and responding in the moment. This will be an opportunity to find new connections, both in the body and with others as we fall into motion, momentum and flow.

 

 

BOOK HERE: https://tomdalecompany.wufoo.com/forms/z13n8dok0tvxug1/

Photo Credit: David Wilson-Clarke

Friday 10th September

iC4C

2pm-4.30pm

BAKANI PICK-UP

 

Bakani is a Choreographer who creates improvisational works centred around practice and methodology on ‘Ways of Being’ within performative structures.

 

This workshop we will explore how movement practice can be used as a devising tool. Looking at how movement can be composed into Choreography through Space & Body.

 

BOOK HERE: https://tomdalecompany.wufoo.com/forms/z9dtmm01kgq6bf/

Photo Credit: Johnny Griffiths Photography