What do we do when we do that thing that we call performing? How can we explore, support and further our potential as performers and makers, those of us who work with our bodies, our movement and their presence?
In these morning classes, A will share the way they have been trying to answer these questions for themself and for others over the last decade, in a practical rather than a theoretical way. The sessions will alternate between the structure of a Klein Technique™ Stretch and Placement class and the methodologies of A’s own open form performance practice. This performance practice has been influenced by an endless list of artists who see performing as a practice in itself, and has been nurtured through a space called OPENLAB which ran for a number of years.
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.
A is a London-based performer with a background in physiotherapy. Initially, they studied contemporary dance in Madrid (Dance Studio Carmen Senra and Royal Conservatory of Dance Mariemma) and furthered their studies in London (London Contemporary Dance School), graduating with an MA in Performance in 2010.
As a performer, they have worked with Simone Mousset, Florence Peake, Matthias Sperling and Eva Recacha, among others. As a choreographer, A’s works include Cameo and their Unrehearsed Series: CROCODILE, Make Me Cool and STAGE. The Unrehearsed Series was part of A’s 2015 BBC Performing Arts Fund Fellowship supported by Independence Dance.
A met Susan Klein at a Klein Technique™ workshop in London in 2011 and has studied with her since, joining the Klein Technique™ Teacher Certification Program in 2016 and becoming a certified teacher in 2019.
A hosted OPENLAB at Chisenhale Dance Space, a space for shared performance practice, 2012-2020.