A summer of professional class!

Plymouth Dance are extremely excited to be able to announce a whole 5 weeks of Summer classes in partnership with Plymouth University, Heather Walrond Company and Exim Dance Company.

Booking has now opened for weekly passes and a full 5 week pass via Eventbrite. Daily passes may become available closer to the time is weekly passes have not sold out but this is not guaranteed. Spaces are limited so please make sure you book your passes early to avoid disappointment!

Here is how the schedule is shaping up:

Week 1 – Heather Walrond Company On The House Stage

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19th July- 9.30am-10.30am- HeatherWalrondCompany Class with Vou Dance Company- The House Studio

20th July- 11.30am- 1pm- HeatherWalrondCompany Class with Adam Benjamin (Co Founder of CandoCo)- The House Stage

21st July- 9.30am- 10.30am- HeatherWalrondCompany Class with Akeim Buck – The House studio

22nd July- 9.30am-10.30am- HeatherWalrondCompany Class with Heather Walrond -The House stage

Week 2 – Heather Walrond Company Class 

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26th July- 9.30am-10.30am- HeatherWalrondCompany Class with Christopher Radford – The House stage

27th July- 9.30am-10.30am- HeatherWalrondCompany Class with Kayleigh Crook – The House stage

28th July- 9.30am-10.30am- HeatherWalrondCompany Class  with Akeim Buck- The House stage

Week 3 – Theo Clinkard on The House Stage

Theo215th-19th August 10-11:30am

(This is for local practitioners who are unable to attend the full residency)

Class Description 

Theo begins his working day with a release based class. Starting with simple exercises that develop awareness and connection within the dancing body and perception games for people to relate themselves to each other and to the space they are inhabiting. Through a balance of improvised movement and designed movement patterns his class is then devised to challenge dancers coordination and help them find greater clarity in articulation. He finishes up with expansive phrase work that encourages playful, present and expansive dancing.

Biography

Theo Clinkard is a Cornwall born, Brighton-based choreographer, dancer and theatre designer. For 20 years he has performed with many of the UK’s most celebrated companies (Siobhan Davies Dance, Random Dance, Matthew Bourne, Bgroup, Rafael Bonachela, New Art Club and The Featherstonehaughs among others) as well as  for 5 years co-directing the dancer run company, PROBE with Antonia Grove.

In 2012, he formed his own seven-strong company to develop a portfolio of eloquent and visually arresting works that explore the communicative potential of the body and the empathetic nature of dance in performance. He has created two full-length evenings of work ‘Ordinary Courage’ (2012) and ‘Of Land & Tongue’ (2014), which includes ‘Chalk’ the duet he performs with composer James Keane. 

Theo is currently planning ‘This Bright Field’; for 12 dancers, due to premiere in Spring 2017. 

Theo has created numerous commissioned works including ‘The Listening Room’ Danza Contemporanea de Cuba (2016), ‘somewhat still when seen from above’ (2015) Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, ‘My Dance, Your Touch’ (2015) Transitions Dance Company, ‘We Become Panoramic’ Verve, Wo/Manmade (Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance S.E.A.D.) as well as various creations for youth dance companies.

Alongside his choreographic work, Theo regularly leads international workshop residencies and teaches at the vocational schools and the major international dance companies (Pina Bausch, Culberg, DV8, Carte Blanche, Sydney Dance, Rambert, Scottish Dance Theatre, National Dance Company Wales, Danish Dance Theatre, Skanes Dansteater, Ballet Boyz, Michael Clark, New Adventures and Candoco).

Theo is a Resident Artist at Greenwich Dance and an Associate Artist at Dance4. www.theoclinkard.com

Week 4 – Exim Dance Company Class with Heather Walrond (RLB 307)

IMG_491622nd-26th August 9:30-10:30 am

Week 5 –Exim Dance Company Class with Lucy Freeman (RLB 307)

IMG_502929th August to 2nd September 9:30-10:30am

Class Description

Drawing inspiration from contemporary techniques such as release, counter technique and flying low this class is all about moving! Finding a natural flow of energy and movement through the body we explore fluidity, flexibility, strength and release. 

Biography

After graduating from Falmouth University with a First Class Honors degree in dance performance, Lucy went on to gain her Masters degree in Dance Performance at Chichester University. During this time Lucy was a part of international touring company ‘Mapdance’ performing works by … Lucy has also performed for London based company ‘Coegi’ including at the Stockholm Fringe Festival and receiving the ‘young STOFF’ award. This year Lucy has spent time in Indonesia receiving her qualification as a yoga teacher bringing another element to her passion for movement and body work. 

 

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International Summer Intensive

Plymouth Dance in Partnership with Plymouth University are vey pleased to announce our first ever International Summer Intensive which will be led by  Theo Clinkard.

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Join us at Plymouth University for the first week long International Summer Intensive with Internationally renowned Dance Maker Theo Clinkard hosted by Plymouth Dance in Partnership with Plymouth University.
Please direct any booking enquires to claire.summers@plymouthdance.org.uk

WORKSHOP
Tailored towards professional dance artists and recent graduates, this intensive with choreographer Theo Clinkard is centred around his ongoing research towards a new work for a larger group of dancers with a view to enriching participants own practice as performers, dance makers and teachers. Starting each day with a generous two hour class that is both challenging and playful, followed by a focused session where participants can delve into and discuss some of the ideas he is currently concerned with before developing material through exploratory and creative tasks and dancing together as a group.

MORNING CLASS
Theo begins his working day with a release based class. Starting with simple exercises that develop awareness and connection within the dancing body and perception games for people to relate themselves to each other and to the space they are inhabiting. Through a balance of improvised movement and designed movement patterns his class is then devised to challenge dancers coordination and help them find greater clarity in articulation. He finishes up with expansive phrase work that encourages playful, present and expansive dancing.

BIOGRAPHY

Theo Clinkard is a Cornwall born, Brighton-based choreographer, dancer and theatre designer. For 20 years he has performed with many of the UK’s most celebrated companies (Siobhan Davies Dance, Random Dance, Matthew Bourne, Bgroup, Rafael Bonachela, New Art Club and The Featherstonehaughs among others) as well as for 5 years co-directing the dancer run company, PROBE with Antonia Grove.
In 2012, he formed his own seven-strong company to develop a portfolio of eloquent and visually arresting works that explore the communicative potential of the body and the empathetic nature of dance in performance. He has created two full-length evenings of work ‘Ordinary Courage’ (2012) and ‘Of Land & Tongue’ (2014), which includes ‘Chalk’ the duet he performs with composer James Keane.
Theo is currently planning ‘This Bright Field’; for 12 dancers, due to premiere in Spring 2017.
Theo has created numerous commissioned works including ‘The Listening Room’ Danza Contemporanea de Cuba (2016), ‘somewhat still when seen from above’ (2015) Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, ‘My Dance, Your Touch’ (2015) Transitions Dance Company, ‘We Become Panoramic’ Verve, Wo/Manmade (Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance S.E.A.D.) as well as various creations for youth dance companies.
Alongside his choreographic work, Theo regularly leads international workshop residencies and teaches at the vocational schools and the major international dance companies (Pina Bausch, Culberg, DV8, Carte Blanche, Sydney Dance, Rambert, Scottish Dance Theatre, National Dance Company Wales, Danish Dance Theatre, Skanes Dansteater, Ballet Boyz, Michael Clark, New Adventures and Candoco).
Theo is a Resident Artist at Greenwich Dance and an Associate Artist at Dance4. www.theoclinkard.com

Food and Accommodation
If you require food and accommodation for the Summer Intensive we have negotiated a excellent package with the University. You will have three meals a day (Cooked breakfast, packed lunch and hot evening meal) and be accommodated within the university campus in a single occupancy room with a shared bathroom. If you would prefer your own bathroom there will be a extra charge of £10 per night.

With Company Summer Intensive

With Company is a student found dance company, based in Plymouth that focuses on the making and performing of high quality dance work for undergraduates and recent graduates. With Company are supported by Plymouth University & Instep Dance Company

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We are hosting a Summer Intensive for all undergraduate students and recent graduates of up to 3 years to participate in learning company repertoire, taking part in choreographic tasks and recreating our full length production work ‘People’. This Summer Intensive is for FREE! 

If you are interested in taking part in this or have an enquiry, please email our General Manager: siobhan.bowie-wooler@students.plymouth.ac.uk

Website: http://withcompany.wix.com/home 

Upcoming masterclass with Marc Brew

marc 2On Saturday 31st October 2015 we have two exciting masterclass opportunities with Marc Brew. The first masterclass is suitable for professional dancers and dancers in training and will be held at The House in Plymouth University from 11:30am- 1:00pm.

To book please click here: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/professional-workshop-with-marc-brew-tickets-18532287571

The second also held at The House is suitable for young dancers aged 12-18 with and without disabilities from 1:30pm-3:30pm.

To book please click on this link:
http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/youth-workshop-with-marc-brew-tickets-18532307631

About Marc Brew

MarcArtistic Director and choreographer Marc Brew trained as a professional dancer at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School and The Australian Ballet School. He has been working in the UK and Internationally for the past 18 years as a dancer, choreographer, teacher and speaker; with the Australian Ballet Company, State Theatre Ballet Company of South Africa, Infinity Dance Theatre in New York and for 5 years up until early 2008 with CandoCo Dance Company. He was a guest performer, collaborator and media spokes person for the London Hand Over Ceremony for the Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Games Closing Ceremony and in 2009 was appointed Associate Director with Scottish Dance Theatre – ‘Scotland’s principal contemporary dance company’ where he co-directed ‘NQR’ a work in collaboration with Artistic Director Janet Smith and SDT’s Dance Agent for Change Caroline Bowditch. Since 2001 Marc has been dedicating time to his own choreography with Marc Brew Company.

Whilst in Australia Marc was the Victorian Arts Award Winner for the Young Australian of the Year Awards 2001 and received the Fringe Performance Award for Best Original Solo Work at the 2002 Melbourne Fringe Festival. In 2003 he was a recipient of the Shine On Award from Rotary International and received a Centenary Medal of Australia for outstanding service as a dancer and choreographer. He attended DanceEast’s international Rural Retreat for future leaders in January, 2008 and subsequently through the Cultural Leadership Programme received a bursary for a placement with ‘Scotland’s principal contemporary dance company’- Scottish Dance Theatre, Scottish Dance Theatre. Most recently Marc was featured by Time Out Magazine as the best of the new breed of London’s Rising Dance Talent.

As a choreographer Marc seeks to challenge and be challenged. Providing the dancers with a new vocabulary that enhances their creativity, he tries to redefine expectations of physicality for both performers and audiences. His work is renowned for its tender, precise choreographic material that exemplifies the beauty of the moments shared between people, revealing the unusual and the inspiring in the everyday and the mundane.

“The evening’s honours belonged to Marc Brew Company. Brew’s precise duet exuded a rough sensuality. Its stirring, succulent ambiguities arose out of the clarity and strength of the performers”. Donald Hutera Reviewer

Recent works have included commissions by Touch Compass, Axis Dance Company, DadaFest International, Velcro Dance Company, Candoco Dance Company, Scottish Dance Theatre, Without Walls Consortium, Greenwich and Docklands International Festival, Liberty Festival at Trafalgar Square, East London Dance for The Big Chair Dance as part of Big Dance 2008, London Contemporary Dance School Graduation Dance Season, Small Dances at Stratford Circus, Resolution!, Choreodrome and Touch Wood at The Place. New choreographies for youth dance companies include work for Cando2 and Shift, Bournemouth and Poole College, London Contemporary Dance School and a new series of site specific interventions Turning the Inside Out for the InTransit Festival 2008 in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Marc was also choreographer for the fashion industry’s ultimate night of celebration the British Fashion Awards 2009. Theatre credits include; Graeae Theatre Company’s The Rhinestone Rollers, National Theatre of Scotland’s Mary Queen Of Scot’s Got Her Head Chopped Off and Our Teacher’s a Troll, Dundee Rep Theatre’s productions of Elephant Man and their Christmas show Sleeping Beauty and The Snow Queen.

http://www.marcbrew.com/