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Professional Development Weekend in Leicester

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A two-day professional development workshop directed by Filip Van Huffel for professional dancers, choreographers dance teachers, final year university students and graduate dancers.

This workshop is specifically geared towards gaining new skills and developing personal working methodologies to create dance material, choreograph and structure movement material into new and challenging ways.

This workshop takes place between 10am and 4pm on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September at The PACE Building, De Montfort University, Richmond Street, Leicester LE2 7BQ.

We are offering an Early Bird fee of £52 until 2pm on Friday 30 August. After this the fee will be £72.  

Please download and complete a registration form then complete payment (all details on the booking form). Without both we cannot accept your booking.

You can pay via PayPal*, cheque* or bank transfer.

 

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Structure of the weekend workshops:

Day 1: Learning
Session 1: Retina style technique class taught by Filip Van Huffel. The focus is on connectivity through the body, freedom of movement, dynamic movement content and floorwork.

Session 2: Filip will introduce choreographic working methodologies, improvisation techniques and devices used by Retina Dance Company. You’ll learn material and look at how this material can be used, developed and integrated into a specific choreographic way.

Session 3: You’ll be guided to look at how personal movement can be developed using the working methodologies introduced in the morning session. Retina’s distinct approach to partnerwork will also be introduced, using specific improvisation techniques and taught material.

Session 4: A discussion about structuring dance material, look at why, what and how of choreography. Through structured debate and brainstorming the content of day one will be evaluated and this will help to shape the content of day two.

Day 2: Into Practice
Session 1: Retina style technique class taught by Filip Van Huffel. The focus is on connectivity through the body, freedom of movement, dynamic movement content and floorwork.

Session 2: Everyone will work together in small groups to create their own concepts and choreographic ideas. Guided by Filip, you’ll develop a concept and working plan to create a joined performance.

Session 3: With a focus on choreography you’ll work in small groups to create material, using choreographic devices, developing the material in various forms and structuring the material into a short work, there will also be some focus on problem solving.

Session 4: At the end of day two there will be an informal sharing where the work will be presented to an interested group of peers and professionals followed by an informal discussion and the opportunity to ask questions.

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