In these classes we aim to invite ease and energy into our dancing. We will practise directing attention, choosing tone and quality and appreciating our experience. The sessions will be suitable for those with experience of any kind of movement or presence practice. Dancers, musicians, actors, artists and those who wish to enjoy their own movement more fully.
I will be drawing from my experience in practicing and teaching Alexander work, instant composition and Contact improvisation. I am interested in how we can influence our movement and state by how and what we give attention to. Becoming more aware of what arises in our sensory experience we will practice ‘not doing’ some of what arises automatically in order to access more possibility in both our choices and the creative co-incidences that arise in a group. These classes will include quiet and subtle work as well as energetic and playful movement.
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 offer full refunds/transfers to everyone who has booked.
Lucia Walker was introduced to Contact Improvisation in 1982 and then studied at Theatre School Amsterdam with Julyen Hamilton, Nancy Stark Smith and Pauline de Groot. She qualified as a teacher of Alexander Technique in 1987 and has since taught individuals and groups and trained teachers internationally, working with students of a wide range of interests, ages and abilities.
She worked for many years with Jointwork Dance Group, offering projects in schools and community groups of all abilities then continued the practice and performance of improvisation in collaborations with other artists. She taught with Gill Clarke and Scott Clark for a span of 10 years and has been involved with Independent Dance since its beginnings.
As an independent movement artist and and teacher, improvised performance and artistic collaboration are central to her work. Living in South Africa from 2012-2020 she was a guest facilitator at Harambee Youth Employment Project leading workshops on confidence and self-care. She has been involved with Forgotten Angle Theatre Collaborative since June 2016, engaging regularly with projects and festivals at the rural arts centre where they are based.