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Monday Night Improv : Colleen Bartley

Two women are captured in movement, dancing on a wooden floor. They are both lying on their backs with their legs raised up in the air. They are positioned close together, facing each other head to toe. One is wearing a green t-shirt and the other, yellow.
Colleen Bartley and Dorethée Däster improvising in Wales. Photo Cheshire Dance

After arriving and feeling what is present in our bodies, we’ll wake up our senses and tune into internal movements then open up to the external surroundings. Class includes time to allow the body to yield and for movement to arise from a still place and deep listening. We’ll respond to what emerges. 

The session is laboratory for movement research, sourcing material from each individual’s interests and influenced by the collective. The atmosphere is one of curiosity, not-knowing, and responding to change. Instruction will be tailored to who is in the studio. There will be space for witnessing composition and learning from each other’s explorations. 

Class coincides with a New Moon which is not visible with the naked eye because the moon not being illuminated by the Sun as it’s lit up from behind and blends in with the night sky. We’ll draw inspiration from the phenomenon of dancing in relationship to the dark side of the moon and the beginning of a new lunar cycle. 

As with all Monday Night Improvisation classes, this session is open to everyone and no previous experience of dance or improvisation is necessary.



Cancellations & refunds  
Prices for classes are kept very low and are subsidized by ID in order to support artists to attend. To keep admin manageable 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.