This class draws on Hip Hop rhythms and grooves to create a playful set of improvisation structures. It blends introduction to technique with the social aspects of dancing, offering a space where expression and communication finds physical and dynamic form. This is a fun and open class led by international Hip Hop artist Matthew Harding.
Please note that due to injury, this class will now be led by Emma Houston. Emma is a renowned hip hop artist and her class will be in a similar vein to Matthew’s.
For safety, we would like to encourage everyone to take a Covid-19 lateral flow test before attending. The studio will also be well-ventilated even in colder weather – please bring extra layers for warmth. Siobhan Davies Studios current risk assessment and policy is available to read here.
Choreographer, Hip Hop International Judge, Mentor, Movement Artist, Facilitator and Dancer, Matthew Harding is the founder of Wolfpack UK and artistic director for Urban Interface Dance UK, bringing an alternative composition to Hip-Hop and Contemporary Dance in theatre, film and alternative spaces. Matthew is also a Lecturer specialising in Hip Hop Culture throughout the UK and teaching internationally.
Emma Houston is a breaker, hip hop and contemporary dance artist. She has been in productions by Olivier Award Winning Hip Hop theatre companies Boy Blue (REDD) , Far From The Norm (Union Black) and ZooNation (Message In A Bottle). Emma competes nationally and internationally as a breaker, most recently representing the UK at the WDSF World Breaking Championships in Paris last month.