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Morning Class: Charlie Morrissey & Ben Ash

A photograph of Charlie standing in front of a projector. Text projected onto the background reads: Actions which originate in the bodies of others.
Siobhan Davies Dance: material / rearranged / to / be, The Curve, 20-28 January 2017 at The Curve, Barbican on January 19, 2017 in London, England. Photo by Ian Gavan / Getty Images for Barbican Art Gallery.
A photograph of Ben standing in a bright studio sapce with white walls. He wears a green shirt, jeans and trainers. He is in profile with arms folded towards his right shoulder, his legs mid step.
Ben Ash. Photo, Camilla Greenwell.


Charlie Morrissey’s classes are about being and moving with, and the ways in which moving with another person can be a way to notice that movement is always relational and those relationships provide a constant stream of information about ourselves in action.

The classes play with ideas and experiences of proximity and touch, materiality and motion.

We will map our own structures in relation to space and other structures/people, and explore moving alongside, into, with and through.

This will be an opportunity to explore the weight and the lightness of moving in company with others and coming to the activity of improvising in and out of contact as something fresh – an activity through which questions are discovered and explored through action.

These classes are rigorous, highly physical and involve physical contact with the other participants in the class. They are open to all those who have a committed movement practice.


Ben Ash will lead Friday’s class:

“Class is open to practitioners from all backgrounds. Exploration will be undertaken as solo practice together, as well as within clearly defined relational frames such as pairs and trios, and scored group situations that arise, change and dissolve. Themes for practice may include specific references drawn from embryological movement motifs, philosophical koans, attention to the materiality of the body, and the use of objects as anchors or feedback transmitters.

I enjoy working with whole body, scale, space/time, detail, risk, weight, and pursuing satisfaction. There may be a palate of phrases and movement riddles as well as spontaneous forms and containers that surface across the week. We may use repetition.”

Disclaimer – ‘Please note that embryology content may be a sensitive subject dependent on lived experience. In mind of this care will be taken in the delivery of this material and holding of the space. However class is not presented as a process oriented therapeutic space’.  Feel free to adapt and feedback a version of this if you think its workable


Cancellations and refunds
Prices for classes are kept very low and are subsidised 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.

Booking details


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Monday 1 July: Charlie Morrissey
£ 8.00
11 available
Tuesday 2 July: Charlie Morrissey
£ 8.00
13 available
Wednesday 3 July: Charlie Morrissey
£ 8.00
18 available
Thursday 4 July: Charlie Morrissey
£ 8.00
15 available
Friday 5 July: Ben Ash
£ 8.00
16 available