In this class, we will use dancing as a way of exploring the relationship between what we experience as ‘real’ and what we experience as ‘imaginary’. Using tricks and tools from the fields of magic, fiction, poetry, and divination, we will lean towards the impossible, the improbable and the downright unbelievable in order to see and do dance differently.
The class will include space for deep personal movement enquiry through guided improvisation, as well as moments of dialogue and play with others through dancing, writing, drawing and discussing.
Suitable for experienced dancers and performers.
Cancellations & refunds
Prices for classes are kept very low and are subsidized by ID in order to support artists to attend. To keep adminmanageable 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.
Charlie Ashwell dances, teaches, choreographs, writes and does dramaturgy. They have performed with Seke Chimutengwende & Friends, Dog Kennel Hill Project, Florence Peake, Janine Harrington, and English National Opera. As a dramaturg, Charlie has worked closely with dance artists Es Morgan and Seke Chimutengwende, and more recently, theatre maker Greg Wohead. Charlie’s own research explores magic as a mode of conjuring alternative realities out of dance and language. They teach technique, improvisation and choreography at the University of Roehampton, and have led workshops for The Place, LADA, Dance4, ICA, Siobhan Davies Dance’s NEXT Choreography course, and Conditions visual arts programme.