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Contemporary Dance

Contemporary Dance Technique Class

with Helga Deasy, Uillinn Dance Artist in Residence

Tuesdays, 5.15pm to 6.15 pm 
23 January to 6 March  and 13 March to 24 April

Fee: €40 per 6 week block

Minimum age: 10 years 

A dynamic dance class aimed at improving posture and alignment, flexibility, strength and overall fitness. A gentle warm-up focused on developing bodily awareness is followed by fun and dynamic phrases including traveling, swings and floorwork. A piece of choreography will be taught and developed over the 6 weeks. Stretches and a flowing cool-down will round off the class.

The class offers a space to dance in a supportive, safe and non-judgemental environment and is aimed for people who wish to improve their posture, strength and flexibility and foster a bodily intelligence. Experience in dance or movement is welcome though not a prerequisite for this class. 

Creative Dance - exploring and devising

Tuesdays, 6.15 pm - 7.15 pm
23 January to 6 March  and 13 March to 24 April

Fee: Free to those who are participating in the Contemporary Technique Class, €15 (€2.50 per class) for all other participants for the first 6 week block.

This is a playful and supportive dance workshop that will take inspiration from poetry, sensations, music and imagery to create new dance choreography. We will explore the expressive qualities of movement, our relation to space and to each other. Through improvisation and creative tasks, we will discover movement possibilities and explore how to structure movement to make dance. This class is for people who are curious to explore their movement potential; it offers a safe and supportive space to become creative and expressive. Prior movement experience is not required.

Participants are asked to wear comfortable clothing and to bring a bottle of water. See here for more information about Helga Deasy and her residency here at Uillinn.

Top Image: Photo by Kyle Stevenson.
Image Below: Nelken Line, Helga, Deasy, Photo by Kevin-O'Farrell Photographer, Image courtesy of Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre. 

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