Body Joy – Body Limits
Led by Annie Hanauer, these sessions aim to find joy in moving, approach dancing with curiosity and a generous spirit, and work towards full-bodied dancing with respect to each person’s physicality, interests and appetite to move.
We will play with improvisation structures, use touch to expand awareness and movement potential, and explore set movement phrases as a framework for dancing together, rather than executing or achieving something, with movement that focuses on momentum and gravity, flow versus interruption. We will actively use our attention to track movement within our own bodies, in the space, and in relation to the people we are dancing with.
Deep exploration, full bodied dancing, and restfulness are all encouraged. As with all ID’s classes, dancers who identify as Deaf, disabled, or neurodivergent are all very welcome. Be in touch with ID if you would like to discuss access. Please come!
Friday’s class will take place in the Research Studio; all other classes will be in the Roof Studio. Annie is teaching at ID for the first time by invitation of our Programme Coordinator, Alison Thomas.
Annie Hanauer is an independent dance artist working between the UK & France, originally from the USA. She has performed, choreographed, and taught extensively around the world for over a decade. Annie is passionate about building inclusive & accessible artistic practices, and is interested in the power, wisdom, creativity, and resilience of people who have been ‘othered’, stemming from her own lived experience as a disabled person. Her work relies on curiosity, presence and deep connection, and often investigates the play between movement and language.
Hanauer is currently touring her new work A space for all our tomorrows, looking at ideas of utopia through a disability lens. She has also created touring work for Mobius Dance, Zurich University of the Arts, the University of Minnesota, and Candoco Dance Company.
Hanauer has worked with Rachid Ouramdane since 2013, and has danced in projects with the Paris Chamber Orchestra, Emanuel Gat Dance, Lea Anderson, Wendy Houstoun, Nic Conibere and Boris Charmatz. She was a member of Candoco Dance Company from 2008-2014.