“Through living with unilateral hearing loss, I have become aware of how sensitive we are to resonance – the way that our bodies are touched and moved by resonance generated in shared space. In classes this week, I propose exploring being-with as dancers by attuning to resonance as we dance with others as part of a temporary community; sensing, moving and resting together even as we follow our own desires and curiosity; noticing relations that arise, establish and pass in proximity and distance; witnessing, and being witnessed; tapping into undercurrents that move us – the questions and conversations that we bring to dancing; sensing what matters today, or in this moment, as our visceral, sensitive, sensual, dreaming, thinking bodies move.
Explorations will be based on propositions – usually word-based scores for improvisation that also draw on somatic practices such as Skinner Releasing Technique, Body Weather, Experiential Anatomy and Authentic Movement. Participants are invited to bring their practice/interests into conversation with the proposals that I offer – there will be time for drawing, writing and reflection too. My intention is that this should be an inclusive space for dancers and non-dancers. Please check in with ID and with me at the beginning of class regarding any specific needs or adaptations.”
Cancellations & refunds
Prices for classes are kept very low and are subsidized by ID in order to support artists to attend. To keep admin manageable for our small team, we don’t offer refunds if you cancel or can’t attend a class, and we can’t transfer your booking to a different class/event. We hope this is understandable. If a class is cancelled or changed by ID however, we do offer refunds/transfers to everyone who has booked.
Carolyn Roy is a London-based dancer/writer whose practice speculates on questions of what it is to be with others in this world, what it is to be-with as dancers, the politics and pleasure of dancing – as a single parent she has become increasingly aware of the way that concerns of art and life intertwine and how we can acknowledge, respect and navigate these strands in creative work. As a practitioner, intrigued by the way that the somatic processes and understanding we use as dancers can be channeled through other art forms, her body of presented/published work includes poetic and critical texts, sound narratives, film and photographic projects as well as live performances.
Carolyn is a regular collaborator with photographic artist, Sarah Dobai (most recently contributing somatic awareness to a Fendi feature for Numero magazine). She has performed in work by Gaby Agis, Marina Collard, the Pacitti Company, Florence Peake, Tino Sehgal, Margarita Zaffrilla Olayo and most recently Galit Criden. She is a member of Chisenhale Dance Space and Musarc choir ensemble. She has a PhD (practice as research) in dance, has taught at the Architectural Association, ID, the Place and Lincoln University, and currently supervises student projects on MA and BA courses at Trinity Laban.