Rachel Lopez de la Nieta:
‘From a baseline of tuning into sensation and accessing embodied awareness, we will explore perceptions of internal and external landscapes by investigating the shifting compositions of self and other. Through ritual play in formal constructions, drawn from variations of Authentic Movement/mover witness practices, we will experiment with ways of seeing and being, moving and sounding that allow us to read and be read by others within the field of phenomena. There will be opportunities to voice, mark make, and process emerging content.’ Rachel Lopez de la Nieta
Annie Pui Ling Lok:
The sessions combine elements of Annie’s on-going work with improvisation, performance, choreography and biodynamic craniosacral therapy. In the context of increased disembodiment and isolation in the world how do we/can we come into relationship with ourselves and others?
We will be doing some proprioceptive tuning, observing our physical sensations and using anatomical explorations as a starting point to move a lot and think lightly about how this all connects up with life or not. Touch and partnering work will be used in the classes.
Please note there is no class on bank holiday Monday 2 May
Rachel Lopez de la Nieta is co-director of collective performance company Dog Kennel Hill Project, with Ben Ash and Henrietta Hale. Their work is performance, dance, embodiment, choreography and lived philosophy. They develop investigative projects for specific contexts or communities including theatres, galleries, screenworks, and non-traditional or outdoor sites. Most recently they produced a 10 year retrospective of their varied practices at Brighton’s new Centre for Contemporary Art.
Independently, Rachel has been commissioned by LaSalle Arts College Singapore, Maiden Voyage Dance in Belfast, Arts Cross Beijing, Scottish Dance Theatre, The Place Prize and The City of London Festival. She has worked across opera with Harrison Birtwistle and ENO, fashion and commercials. As a dancer she has collaborated for over 20 years with choreographers and was a founder member of Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre.
Annie is a freelance dance artist since 1999 and a biodynamic craniosacral therapist (BCST) since 2014. She works with live performance in processes that are experimental and collaborative.
Teaching and facilitation remain a key part of her practice and she has taught in numerous community, professional and Higher Education settings.
She is Co-Artistic Director of Siobhan Davies Studios job-sharing and in collaboration with independent producer Kat Bridge, both on a part-time basis.
She continues to freelance and take care of her 2 nearly 3-year-old daughter.