In this open improvisation class we will find inspiration for movement from the idea of monsters, demons, and supernatural beings. Indulging in a deep dive into our imagination, we will shape-shift in and out of fantastical bodies, between claws, tails and wings. There are monsters that inspire fear, monsters that are mischievous – what monster-ness will we discover together? What intentions do we hold and how does our gaze change? How does your monster move, how does it express its physical form in space?
Drawing on imagery we conjure ourselves and in collaboration with each other, we will refine our monstrous dancing to arrive at ways of grounding our mind, confidently inhabiting our bodies and feeling powerful in our dancing. We will explore movement as a marker of our strength and potency, what we are capable of and what we wish to be capable of.
All are welcome, no prior experience necessary.
Cancellations & refunds
Prices for classes are kept very low and are subsidized by ID in order to support artists to attend. To keep adminmanageable for our small team, we don’t offer refunds if you cancel or can’t attend a class, and we can’t transfer your booking to a different class/event. We hope this is understandable. If a class is cancelled or changed by ID however, we do offer refunds/transfers to everyone who has booked.
Since graduating from London Contemporary Dance School, Bun has worked with Vera Tussing, Pepa Ubera and Ben McEwen, across themes of touch, manipulation and autonomy in improvisation. While working with Theo Clinkard, she developed an interest in notating dance and bodies in movement, and practised experimenting with voice and text in rehearsals with Gracefool Collective. Most recently, Bun worked as a dancer and choreographic collaborator for George Fellows/Four Hands, performed as an understudy in Vera Tussing’s Tactile Quartet(s), and performed in Olive Hardy’s work at Sadler’s Wells as part of the Young Associates programme. Bun dances with SALVAGE collective and The Band That Dances, and has undertaken creative residencies with her peers at Wainsgate Chapel, Tripspace and Viljandi Teatrihoov. Her personal work and teaching practise focus on using imagination and touch, and investigate routes of ‘failure’ and malfunction to see what other narratives are possible in the dancing body.