Adult Contemporary Dance & Somatics FOR ALL led by former Professional Contemporary Dancer Emma Cole
Sessions start with a short opportunity for somatic self-connection. We lay down, let go, relax, breath & allow the body to respond to gravity. The intention is to ‘un-do’ our ambient mental & physical tension before we begin. Somatic imagery & felt-sense investigation is offered to enhance this process (EG. the experience of the breath, the weight of the bones etc).
Here below is a warm-up example (PLEASE NOTE: This will be much slower & freshly adapted / simplified to suit the level of the participants.)
This may develop into simpler variations of this kind of thing:
The middle bulk of the session will consist of standing contemporary dance technique exercises to music, similar to this kind of thing:
This may include travelling sequences as we breath, flow, move, glide, roll together in choreographed unison. Some stretching will also be integrated into the warm-up / cool-down movement sequences.
Experience the thrill of movement expression in unity with others, as an ensemble, as a community. This class draws upon Release-based dance, Cunningham technique. It develops rhythm, co-ordination & mind-body connection.
No experience necessary – you do not need to be a professional!