We will explore initiating movement from the crown of the head and tailbone, tipping off-center and falling small, falling big, perhaps finding surprising movements and pathways to rise and fall. Find tools for surprising yourself in your own improvisation, move bigger than you may normally do and make friends (or deepen your relationship with) with the floor. Expect some touch, with partners. We’ll sweat and have fun. This material is drawn from Real-Time Composition – practices for dance improvisation that use sensorial games to respond to the real moment without knowing – and personal artistic research.
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.
Julia Pond is a transdisciplinary dance artist, teacher and researcher. Her work explores freedom within systems of control, using improvised movement and text, humour, and, sometimes, bread dough, currently in the context of her performance project and fictional company BRED. Julia is a co-initiator of the podcast DanceOutsideDance, and is supported by TECHNE funding for her practice-based PhD research.
As a performer Julia has worked with visual and dance artists including Serena Korda, Julie-Rose Bower, Colleen Bartley, Zorka Wollny, Tina Croll and in Lori Belilove’s Isadora Duncan Dance Company (2001-2005), Isadora Duncan Dance Group London / Paris (2011-2016) and her own Duncan Dance Project performing in venues like Symphony Space, Wellcome Collection, Kalamata Dance Festival, Joyce Soho, Long Center Austin. Teaching credits include TripSpace, Playground Rambert, Lincoln University, Intercultural Roots, People’s Friendship University Moscow, and others throughout the UK and Europe. She has presented research at various conferences and symposia. Julia holds an MFA Creative Practice: dance professional from Trinity Laban / Independent Dance and an MA in International Relations. From 2010-2019 she had a parallel career as a director of content for travel companies Trip.com and Skyscanner.