This improvisation class will work with the body and the voice, drawing on elements of clowning as well as dance and taking inspiration from invertebrates, in particular the Octopus.
It draws on Jay’s practice, informed by their experience of being queer, which explores aspects of the octopus in physicality, style and cognition. This embodied exploration blends contact with other bodies in space to move in and out of contact with one another, blurring the lines between beginnings, endings, skin, bone, fascia and muscle.
Jay will blend elements of the Octopus with clowning techniques, to find our other worldly beings and allow the complexity of being a human to melt into the distance for the duration of the class. We will work in pairs and small groups and explore aspects of clowning which will hopefully add a silly and fun edge to our dancing.
As with all Monday Night Improvisation sessions, this class is open to all and no previous experience in 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.
Jay Yule works as a dance performer and maker. They work regularly with artists Jo Fong, Marisa Carnesky, J Neve Harrington, Sarah Blanc and Sarah Fahie. They have performed throughout the UK, France, Belgium, Switzerland and the Netherlands and in disciplines across clowning, puppetry and immersive theatre. Jay’s practice draws from the experience of queerness, works from an intersectional feminist perspective and is of an existential nature. Jay tries to foster an inclusivity into the way they create, making art which can be viewed by anyone with the hope of imparting a sense of activism from watching.