Led by Bisola Bello, this class will focus on her movement method Root Meter. Taking an improvisational approach and including elements of somatics, Bisola will guide us through the engagement process of the Yoruba dance. Focusing on the sternum and pelvis to explore meters, using breath to flow and explore qualities of vibration and contraction though space and afro house music to stimulate polyrhythms. No previous experience is required.
In person at Siobhan Davies Studios: for 10 participants max
Bisola Bello is a Nigerian dance artist currently based in London. She is a movement practitioner,
teacher and performer who gained her BA in contemporary dance at Northampton University and
her MA in Movement directing and teaching at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She is
trained in contemporary, Morden Horton, afro Cuban, Brazilian, Bata and Acogny West African
dance techniques. Bisola has worked with artists and companies such as Eliot Smith dance, Anton
Mirto, Paul Morris, Moji Kareem (Utopia Theatre), Kansaze Dance Company, Pascal Merighi &
Sebastien Ramirez, Elcid Asaei, This is it theatre among others.
Bisola formed Root Meter based on ten years’ experience in improvisation, contemporary and African dance.
It is influenced by elements of Yoruba dance from Nigeria, Cuba, and Brazil, exerting qualities of vibration, undulation, contraction, and flow. Bisola’s inquiry is in the somatic nature and spiritual essences of the Yoruba dance practice.