Category Archives: Workshops

Integrated Dance Workshop with Amici Dance Theatre

A unique opportunity to take part in an Amici Dance Theatre Company workshop run by members of Amici.

20th April, 11am
Founded in 1980, Amici Dance Theatre Company is an integrated dance theatre company with disabled and non-disabled artists and performers. Amici’s unique teaching methods and professional productions and workshops encourage creativity and potential irrespective of age, learning, or physical ability.

These workshops are open to anyone.

Register here:

The workshop will run for roughly 2 hours.

‘Amici affirms life, creativity and the power of compassion.’ – Financial Times


341-351 Finchley Road
Box Office: 020 7433 8988

Dance and Writing Professional Practice Summer Intensive at Middlesex University

The Professional Practice Summer Intensive (aimed at dance/movement practitioners) transitions between the Practice of doing and writing about dance-based inquiry. This one-week course will help practitioners/students to further develop their academic writing skills as well as help them use their practical dance knowledge as a resource for academic study at Higher Education level.

The Summer Intensive is perfect for anyone with a practical background planning to embark on/return to, or currently studying dance at University level.

Dates: August 15th to 19th 2016
Costs: £350 (Full/Institutional) £250 (Concessions/unwaged/Independent Artists)

Accommodation is available University Halls

Venue: Middlesex University, Hendon, London NW4 4BT

Facilitators: Adesola Akinleye and Helen Kindred

More Info and booking:

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Summer Dance Intensive at Middlesex University 

Ideal for students considering full-time dance study, our five-day Summer Dance Intensive is your opportunity to experience practical, professional training at one of the UK’s leading universities for dance. Running from 15-19 August, our course is taught by esteemed tutors and industry professionals in excellent training facilities allowing participants to energise their passion and develop the essential skills and knowledge needed for full-time dance study at University level.

Course Highlights:

  • Outstanding staff with specialist expertise
  • The opportunity to train in pioneering contemporary dance techniques
  • Daily practical technique classes with live accompaniment
  • Workshops with industry professionals
  • Vibrant London campus with excellent facilities
  • Additional twilight programme at no extra cost
  •              End of week sharing open to friends and family

When:  15th-19th August 2016

Where:  Middlesex University, London, UK

Costs for participants: £250 before 31st May, £300 after £31st May

Contact details:, 0208 411 3612

website and Application:

Artist retreat sharing with Sandra Reeve in Coventry

18 March 12:00 – 14:00

ICE building, Coventry University, CV1 2NE

Free to attend

Sandra Reeve will facilitate an artist’s retreat with 15 artists of different disciplines from 14th-18th March, exploring the context of Coventry city as an urban environment, with a final day sharing on the 18th of March which is open to the public. Her ‘ecological movement’ approach considers the artist’s and audience’s inter-relationship with the context of the work.  This ingrains site as an integral part of the art-making process, as it emerges out of the affordances offered by the site (and out of the artist and audience ‘collaborating’ in the site).

Sandra Reeve runs the The Move into Life® workshop programme which draws on the teaching of the respected Javanese movement artist Suprapto Suryodarmo (Prapto). Her work is interdisciplinary as it crosses dance, theatre, intercultural studies and ecological studies.  Reeve is also a scholar, having completed a PhD in Performance Practice at the Drama Department, University of Exeter, where she is an Honorary Fellow. Reeve has published Nine Ways of Seeing a Body (2011) and the edited collections Ways of Seeing a Body: Body and Performance (2013), Embodied Lives (2014) and has written in Dance, Somatics and Spiritualities: Contemporary Sacred Narratives(2014) andMoving Sites: Investigating Site-Specific Dance Performance (2015).

Open Call: ‘Whatever-ing’ – A Residency Workshop with Cyril Baldy & Tilman O’Donnell at Roehampton Dance

Knowledge is a common agreement of what is repeatable and transmittable. Practise ‘whatever-ing’ to invert this logic. ‘Whatever-ing’ entails dancing through the world while affirming ‘it certainly totally could also be that!’

Cyril Baldy and Timan O’Donnell, both formerly of The Forsythe Company, will lead a week-long workshop on ‘whatever-ing’ for up to 20 practitioners: 13–17 April 2016 (with a public sharing on 18 April). The workshop will take place in the Michaelis Dance Theatre, University of Roehampton, London. The deadline for applications is 14 March.

Much more information here:

Walk of Life Non-stylised and Environmental Movement Workshops  with  Helen Poynor in 2016 

Movement Ritual Explorations  February 20th – 22nd

An in-depth introduction to Anna Halprin’s Movement Ritual.
Grounded in an holistic approach to the body this fluid sequence of
floor movements deepens kinaesthetic awareness, encouraging flexibility
in the spine and enlivening the whole body. It can be used as a daily
practice, a warm up or workout, a physical meditation and a springboard
into creative movement.

Price: £95 two days, £135 three days (£80/
£110 concession)   Location: Branscombe, East Devon.

Awakening   March 12th – 13th including Sumarah meditation

cleaning for body and soul, heart and lungs, blood and breath. Arriving
in yourself, laying the foundation for the rest of the year.  Each day
includes indoor and outdoor movement sessions with Helen and Sumarah
meditation with Beate Stühm, experiencing how Sumarah relates to and
supports this approach to movement practice.   Price: £100 (£85
concession)  Location: Charmouth, near Lyme Regis.

Wild Women, Rocks
and Water  April 8th – 10th

Moving with the wild spring tides as
they reveal the hidden landscapes beneath the chalk cliffs at Beer
Head. Feeling the movement of the tides and the energy of spring
coursing through your veins.  Discovering courage and strength, trust
and surrender.    Price £140 (£110 conc)   Location: Branscombe, East

Summer Seas and Skies  June 4 th – 5 th

Finding our place in
the vast coastal landscape, between cliff and sea, earth and sky,
microcosm and macrocosm.  In the spaces between rock and bone, in the
movement of water and breath, a world of possibilities is revealed.
Price: £95 (£80 concession)    Location: Charmouth, near Lyme Regis.

Walk of Life Summer School  July 5th – 8th

An opportunity to immerse
yourself in four days of movement practice. Encountering earth, rock,
sea and sky through flesh, bone, blood and breath.  Responding to
change and stability with movement and stillness, flexibility and
strength.   Opening to the unexpected.  A chance to deepen and renew
your practice.

Price: £175 (£145 concession)  Location: Beer, East

The Art of Being in Motion including Feldenkrais with Shelagh O’
Sept 30th- Oct  2nd   Fri 2.30pm to Sun 5.30pm

A dynamic
collaboration interweaving Feldenkrais Awareness through Movement
lessons with non-stylised movement explorations. The subtle
kinaesthetic investigations of the Feldenkrais Method® enrich creative
expression revealing new possibilities for an embodied encounter with
rock and water, earth and tree.

Price: £135 (£105 concession)
Location: Charmouth near Lyme Regis.

Autumn Reflections   October 29th – 30th

The beauty of the autumn trees supports us to shed what we
no longer need, moving with change, loosening habits and
preconceptions. Opening our hearts as we surrender to the earth and the
wisdom of the ancient trees we re-discover our gound, our place between
earth and sky.

Price: £95 (£80 concession).  Location: Charmouth,
near Lyme Regis.   Tel: 01297 680155

Movers and Makers – Edinburgh and Glasgow

6 April | CCA, Glasgow
Screendance Salon (6-7.30pm) £5.00
A workshop for professionals interested in creating dance works for screen. Join artists and filmmakers involved in Scotland’s growing screendance community. Share your ideas, work-in-progress or completed films and take part in peer-to-peer discussions led by Independent Dance Co-Director, and renowned curator and programmer, Gitta Wigro. To submit a work, please email
Screendance Cinema (8-9.30pm) £5.00 – free for Salon attendees
A screendance cinema curated by Gitta Wigro featuring internationally significant and single screen works. Currently Co-Director of Independent Dance, London, Gitta has curated many international film festivals, including Video Dance Italy, Movement on Screen and VideoDanza,  as well as working in artist development for over 15 years. The evening will finish with a post event discussion and a chance to meet the curator.
For more info, please tel +44 (0) 1309 691661 or email

2 spaces on upcoming Authentic Movement workshop

Authentic Movement workshop

(for those with AM or other psychotherapeutic/somatic experience)

Sat 5th March 2016


40 Clarence Mews

Hackney, London E5 8HL

Workshop runs from 10.30am until 4.30pm

This workshop will introduce you to the Discipline of Authentic Movement. This ritual practice is based on the work of Janet Adler and is a practice of developing embodied consciousness in a moving practice. It offers you an opportunity to explore and deepen your knowledge and experience of this practice which might also be described as active imagination in movement. We will work at depth with a practice of being present to all that we are in movement and stillness as a ritual practice and begin to explore the practice of developing our inner witness as both a mover and a witness. We are cultivating compassionate presence as we allow experience to unfold in our moment to moment moving.

This workshop is suitable for those with experience of the practice of Authentic Movement or related somatic practices as well as those with psychotherapeutic experience. The workshop may be of interest to those in the fields of psychotherapy, movement and other creative arts, spiritual and mystical practices. You may attend one or all. Application is by short biographical letter of introduction (please outline your journey or experience and interest in AM along with any psychotherapy experience; this will be followed by an informal interview.

We will work at depth with moving and witnessing practice and, although these are not psychotherapeutic groups, the nature of the work requires an openness to the symbolic and to unconscious processes. As a Jungian Analyst and Focusing Trainer, Jane has the skills to contain and ensure the group’s safety when working at such depth.

The cost is £80 per workshop.

A biographical letter which outlines your experience and interest in Authentic Movement and related unconscious processes should be sent to:

A short telephone/skype interview will be arranged following submission of your letter of interest

Jane Bacon is a Jungian Analyst (UKCP, IAAP registered), Focusing Trainer and on the faculty of Janet Adler’s Circles of Four (a preparation programme for those interested in teaching the Discipline of Authentic Movement She is also Professor in Dance and Somatics at the University of Chichester

Clarence Mews is a wonderful, welcoming artists studio space located is a 5-8 minute walk from either Hackney Central or Hackney Down underground station. Please email for additional travel information.