A unique professional development experience that will give participants the chance to develop new skills and be inspired by great dance practice presented by renowned artists and leaders in the field
Led by Catherine Dénécy and Dr Sheron Wray accompanied by Cosimo Keita Cadore
Friday 3 November – Tuesday 7 November
PACE 3 – De Montfort University, Leicester
£175 (early bird ticket purchase before 1st September)
For further information or to book visit: www.serendipity-uk.com/events/developing-your-choreographic-voice-2/
The four-day course combines the contrasting skills and expertise of two highly experienced teachers in the field of choreography: Catherine Dénécy and Dr Sheron Wray, accompanied by Cosimo Keita Cadore.
Dr Sheron Wray, accompanied by Cosimo Keita Cadore will look at Embodiology® which is an African Disapora improvisation-as-performance praxis, with Ewe and Yorùbá aesthetics significantly informing its principles and philosophy. At the core of the practice, networked by Dynamic Rhythm, which is the Embodiology® meta-generating aesthetic principles informing communication between dancers, musicians and the audience, there is a flow between various modes of awareness that intertwine to create a particular neo-African improvisation aesthetic.
In the course of this workshop dancers will develop: detailed and granular levels of perception enabling them to access and experience higher levels of creativity; greater confidence in performance; and develop essential improvisation skills no matter what your base line technique - hip hop, jazz, modern, flamenco, ballet etc etc. You will learn where and when your most advanced dance techniques are hindering your capacities to innovate, and critically Embodiology® will bring joy into your dancing.
The course is open to anyone with an interest in creating and developing.
Course content will include:
∙ The dancer within you – exploring your own and others' passion for dance as the basis for choreography∙ Working with dancing bodies: celebrating their differences and the inspiration that can be drawn from them∙ Skills building – tool-kit staples, including relationships, space awareness, and dynamic, action∙ Sources to inspire choreographic development in relation to a groups’ needs, skills and aims∙ Realising the potential of the individual and the group in varying settings and contexts∙ Choreographic and leadership styles – cultivating an environment of ownership and creativity∙ Creative task exploration∙ Value of reflection and appreciation of the creative process∙ Develop new skills that can enhance your choreography tool box. ∙ Learn how to improvise as a coherent group of dancers. ∙ Create instant and masterful ‘improvography’. ∙ Develop a dancing mind and thinking body.∙ Undo working bi-modally
∙ Create visually poetry.