dance / acrobatics / the space between
This workshop is for movers of all kinds to feed and improve their practice. Anyone with an acrobatic, dance or movement interest will gain new tools to support their ground-based disciplines.
The workshop is particularly suitable for acrobats interested in dance, and dancers interested in acrobatics.
The two days will focus on the places of transition where dance naturally meets acrobatics; we will explore flowing transitions which blur the distinction between these separate labels – giving you a new freedom to improvise as a mover.
You will find ways of allowing dance and acrobatics to ‘talk to each other’.
Across two days you will:
Learn techniques for accessing an easier state of relaxed ‘flow’ in your movement, dance and acrobatics. This will include a particular focus on floor work.
Understand the common principles which connect dance and acrobatics
Use tasks and partnerwork to relax into a more improvisational form of acrobatics than you are used to.
Learn principles of flow between the floor, low planes, mid-planes, and the air.
Learn technical basics for some transitional acrobatics – including dynamic moving balances and techniques borrowed from acrobatics, contact improvisation, gymnastics, capoeira, and contemporary dance.
Widen your acrobatic vocabulary to focus not just on tricks but on transitions, and use this to awareness to access new acrobatic possibilities
Learn some acrodance sequences, and find ways to improvise within and around these
Find and become comfortable with new pathways in your body
MATT MULLIGAN is a professional acrodancer, and founder of movement teaching company BODYROOTS.ORG
He is a graduate of Circomedia Circus School and Northern School of Contemporary Dance and has toured nationally and internationally in a number of circus, dance and theatre productions. This has included work with Sally Cookson (National Theatre), Olivier-Award winning choreographer Javier de Frutos, Jo Fong, Ellen Havard, Jean-Paul Zaccarini, Bim Mason and a host of companies.
Matt’s primary collaboration in recent years has been an ongoing exploration of shared dance and acrobatic interests with Tom Weksler (Movement Archery, RootlessRoot, Dot504).
He is currently on a teaching tour of the UK and Europe.
COURSE FEE: £85 (email hobbit@acrobaticadventures