This session, open to all, will explore movement improvisation drawing on somatic techniques and frameworks for navigating space, time and interaction.
The class will focus on the basic unit of movement, the phrase. Dropping attention into our bodies will allow us to source memory and imagination in guiding our pathways. The spaces between the phrases become opportunities to let go of what came before and allow new instinctive movement to arise. Perhaps a sense of poetry will appear as we engage in the serious play of dancing with others.
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.
Robert Anderson is an independent dancer based in London. He teaches contact improvisation at Trinity Laban, Rose Bruford College and in a variety of settings in the UK and abroad. He is a company member of Touchdown Dance.
Robert has studied and practised dance improvisation since 1996. Influential teachers have included Kirstie Simson, Nancy Stark Smith, Angus Balbernie, Ray Chung, Julyen Hamilton, and Steve Batts. Robert was a co-founder of London Contact Improvisation in 2001. In teaching dance improvisation Robert seeks to find connections through the senses, inviting play and poetry in our dancing.