Contemporary Dance

QUEENS COLLEGE CONTEMPORARY DANCE SOCIETY

CONTEMPORARY DANCE TECHNIQUE CLASSES AND CHOREOGRAPHIC WORKSHOPS

TAUGHT BY PROFESSIONAL DANCE ARTIST IN RESIDENCE AT QUEENS

ADÈLE THOMPSON

 

What does QCCDS offer?

  • Technique classes
  • Choreographic workshops
  • Sprung! – QCCDS’s annual dance show
  • Workshops with external dance companies and society members
  • Socials
  • Leadership opportunities

 

Friday contemporary dance technique classes (starting Friday 16th October)

14.30 – 16.00 Beginners and 16.30 – 18.00 Intermediate/advanced in Fitzpatrick Hall

Adèle draws from her vast experience as a performer, choreographer and teacher of contemporary dance to deliver these energetic and eclectic sessions at beginner and intermediate / advanced levels, all of which have live musical accompaniment from composer and musician TERRY MANN.

Working with ease and a flow of movement through the body and particular attention to an expansive use of breath, classes begin gently to uncover a deep sense of connected movement and culminate in more complex sequences that are both highly physical, technically and mentally challenging. Emphasis is placed on momentum, musicality and an expansive use of space combined with core strength. With playful curiosity these classes explore, expand and focus on awareness of movement and kinaesthetic ideas of dynamic alignment through the body and into space, playing with weight shifts, quality, and timing and aiming always to go beyond simply the learning of material to the dancing and the enjoyment of it.

   Saturday choreographic workshops (starting Saturday 17thOctober)

10.30 – 12.00 Open level in Bowett Room 

These workshops are open to anyone who wishes to explore the choreographic art or just enjoy the experience of being choreographed upon. Where to find ideas, how to turn those ideas into choreography, the use of improvisation and of music are just a few of the areas of research that will be covered in the first half of the term. Each workshop will be self contained and a different theme will be covered every week.

The following four sessions of this term we will be choreographing a new Stomp style piece for inclusion in Sprung! 2016, QCCDS’s annual spring celebration of the diversity of dance in Cambridge directed by Adèle.

 

All sessions £3.50 students / nominal fee of £1.00 for students at Queens / £5.00 employed.

Dress code: loose comfortable clothing and bare feet, no jewellery. Please bring water for rehydration.

Contact: QCCDS President Ania Gruszczynska amg86@cam.ac.uk

contemporary dance

Luke Chapman
Luke Chapman,
Sports, Societies and Entertainments Officer