NEON DANCE SUMMER INTENSIVE
24 August 2015
NEON DANCE SUMMER INTENSIVE AT SWINDON DANCE
A two-day intensive designed to offer participants an insight into Neon Dance’s approach to dance and dance making.
Aimed at both professional dancers and dancers in full-time training.
10 – 11.30am Contemporary w/ Adrienne Hart
11.45 – 1.00pm Kalaripayattu w/ Devaraj Thimmaiah
1.30 – 2pm Lunchtime lecture
2 – 4.30pm Rep and Creative w/ Aoi Nakamura
What to expect:
Adrienne Hart is the Artistic Director Neon Dance. Adrienne will deliver contemporary technique each morning. Expect a fast paced and technically demanding class influenced by elements of Release, Cunningham and Flying Low. Exercises to warm and challenge the body, leading to longer movement phrases reminiscent of Adrienne’s own movement language with Neon Dance. Guest artist Devaraj Thimmaiah will deliver Kalaripayattu. Often called “Kalari” for short, this movement language is similar to dancing in its beauty and athleticism, incorporating the fighting actions of animals and moving in graceful, circular motion between kicks and flying jumps.
Neon company member Aoi Nakamura will lead the afternoon rep and creative session each day. Aoi originally trained at Leipzig Opera ballet school and graduated from the State Ballet School Berlin. Aoi currently performs with Jasmin Vardimon and makes her own performance work alongside working with Neon Dance. Aoi will be teaching rep from Neon’s new work ‘Empathy’ whilst offering participants an insight into Neon Dance’s approach to dance and dance making. Optional lunchtime lectures will offer participates further insight into Neon’s collaborative practice. Get fit, get inspired!