Charlie’s classes and workshops are practical explorations of movement and attention. They develop and tune kinaesthetic and perceptual awareness as a means of expanding the experience of what is available to each person as they move.
Partner work and exercises devised from contact improvisation are used as a means of expanding multi-dimensional awareness, and to explore ideas and qualities that cultivate multi-sensory attention, and alert, articulate and embodied dancing in space – considering both space and environment as part of that moving experience. We will work solo, as a group and with one or more partners.
The classes tap into each person’s inherent kinaesthetic awareness, and provide structures and scores that offer the dancers own physical intelligence and range an open ground for exploration and integration. The classes are a forum for a shared learning experience between participant and teacher and are for people who are curious about a rigorous exploration of movement.
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 Morrissey is a director/choreographer, performer, teacher, and researcher working in the field of performance for over 30 years working in theatre, site-specific, gallery and museum contexts at a variety of scales. He is influenced by long-term working relationships with Steve Paxton, Siobhan Davies, Lisa Nelson, Kirstie Simson, Scott Smith, Katye Coe, K. J. Holmes, Katie Duck and others.
Recent/current work: Scáling a duet with Markéta Stránská commissioned by Candoco and Sadlers Wells, What’s Not There – a solo commissioned by Tanzwerkstatt Europa in Munich; Here is Everywhere supported by Dance 4; HEARD with Orlando Gough in a major new moving sound installation for Artichoke.
Charlie curates Wainsgate Dances with his partner Rob Hopper – an international artist-led programme of dance at Wainsgate Chapel in Yorkshire.
He also teaches for dance and theatre companies, institutions, festivals and independent organisations internationally.