From Zero to Flying: Pleasure, Somatics, Technique, Acrobatics.
2-day dance workshop with Scott Wells
Saturday 1 June 11-6pm & Sunday 2 June 10-4pm
Teacher: Scott Wells | Organised by: Bea Perini
Intermediate/Advanced | Performance Studio
£110 Early Bird | £140 Standard
During these two days, we will start with contact and body awareness. Then learn some techniques and traject towards a space that supports freedom of flight and expression.
We’ll be doing Scott’s favourite contact exercises and current curiosities created or learned over the decades of investigation and indulgence. We will practice flying, catching, landing, fluid acrobatics, deft manoeuvres. For the acrobatics everyone will work at their own level and will learn best by building group safety and trust: everyone will do something new.
We will practice taking the aerial work into improv: come, lose your head and fly!
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Please note Chisenhale Dance Space is not an accessible (step-free) venue. For access requirements please contact email@example.com.
About Scott Wells
In 1981 Scott discovered the pleasure of contact improvisation shortly after becoming obsessed with the struggles of modern dance. He stuck with both and currently directs a company in San Francisco and tours annually to Europe. Wells has created works for skateboarders, boxers and recently choreographed West Side Story.
He teaches dance technique and is recognized worldwide as a leading teacher of Contact Improvisation. He has recently taught and performed in Ankara, Turkey, Halifax, Canada, at Impultanz in Vienna, and in Budapest, Berlin, Graz, Munich and Rome. Scott Wells is a two time winner of the Isadora Duncan Award for Outstanding Choreography.
‘My choreographic approach centers on physical interaction. I am fascinated with people as social creatures – how they play, fight, love and struggle in intimate pairings and in larger groups. I view content as moment that spice the form and flow of a work. I am concerned with the larger picture – the arc, pace and overall structure. Even the humor in dances has an effect on the flow of the work’. ~ Scott Wells