Robert Anderson’s classes explore the play between internal sourcing and external awareness while dancing in solo and with others. Arriving into sensation, gravity and the breath will be the preparation for opening movement into space and composition. We will play with listening to atmospheres, to stillness and to ripples of movement within ensemble improvisations, and look for the poetry in our dancing as we expand into landscapes of space and engage in the play of improvisation with others.
In person at Siobhan Davies Studios for 10 participants max
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 internationally. A company member of Touchdown Dance, he has studied and practiced dance improvisation since 1996, co-founding London Contact Improvisation in 2001. Influential teachers have included Kirstie Simson, Nancy Stark Smith, Angus Balbernie, Ray Chung, Julyen Hamilton, and Steve Batts. In teaching dance improvisation, Robert seeks to help students find deeper connections through our senses, inviting play and poetry for the dancing body.