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world fusion dance at the island

World Fusion Dance

World Fusion is a high-energy dance class packed full of music & moves inspired by various traditional and modern styles from around the globe such as Dancehall, Reggaeton, Bollywood and Carnival. As well as the classes, participants will be given the opportunity to perform with Movema and RISE at festivals and community events during the year and meet up for class socials. Level: Mixed level adults 16+
Teachers: Penny (from Movema) and Helen (from RISE).

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP
Movema and Rise are working in partnership, with the support of The Island.

RECOMMENCING CLASSES
We will be commencing our World Fusion classes with restricted numbers on Tuesdays at The Island, Bridewell Street/ Nelson Street, Bristol BS1 2PY.New time: 8-9pm.
There will be 10 spaces for in- person participants and a Zoom link for everyone else.
We are operating in four week blocks PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND WITHOUT EMAIL CONFIRMATION (see booking info below).

COSTS
The fee is £28 for the 4x in-person sessions (booked as a block). Or Move GB members can book through the platform.
For Zoom attendees fees are £5 per class if participants are in a position to contribute, or donations of any amount are welcome gratefully.
Zoom will be available as a week-by-week drop-in.

BLOCK BOOKING
September block of in-person sessions are now FULL. However we have Zoom spaces available. Please email: helen.riseyd@gmail.com / penny@movema.co.uk for the link and payment information. To book for October’s 4 week in-person block, please email helen.riseyd@gmail.com.

SAFETY AT THE ISLAND
Here are some of the safety measures in place:
The studio will be deep cleaned at points during the day, and all group leaders will clean equipment and surfaces.
There are markers on the floor to help us keep a distance.
Classes are limited to 10 participants +teachers.
There are 1 hour gaps between classes to air the room and wipe surfaces.
Windows will be opened / fans used.
There will be hand sanitizers at the door.
Long basin arm taps in bathrooms which you can turn on and off using your wrist or elbow.

ON ARRIVAL
Please use hand sanitizer provided or wash your hands as soon as you enter the building. Wear Masks in communal areas – corridors and toilets.

HOW WILL WE DANCE?
The markers on the floor will help us spread out and keep a 2m distance at all times. If we do ‘travelling’ dance steps please follow our instructions carefully, as we may lead you from the corners of the room rather than straight across as usual. And have longer gaps between each move etc.
It is essential we work together to keep a 2m distance at all points.

FILMING IN THE STUDIO
A computer will be set up during sessions for Zoom, and although will be mainly pointed at the teacher, it might catch other participants on camera.  Please let us know in advance if this is a concern for you and we will do our best to set up the camera with a blind spot.

WHAT TO BRING
Comfortable light weight clothing that covers as much skin as possible. A bottle of water. Mask for communal areas. Footwear: Trainers/ dance shoes (no bare feet in the studio until further notice). If you are dancing in another pair of shoes, please bring a bag to put ‘outside’ shoes in to lessen risk of transmission.

CHANGING & SURFACES
Avoid changing in and out of clothes at the venue if possible HOWEVER if using public transport, it is safer to change out of sweaty clothes before traveling. Avoid placing sweaty clothes on surfaces. Please wipe down any surfaces you touch (there are cleaning products provided).

FEELING UNWELL?
If you are concerned about any symptoms before attending, please stay at home (you can join us on Zoom).
If you show symptoms after attending please email/ phone us urgently, and we will contact the other members of the bubble to isolate & follow advice.

FURTHER INFO
More info please visit our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/482647678471939/
Website: http://movema.co.uk/classes-in-bristol-recommence#/

Graham Intensive with Herbert DesLauriers Morning Class

Herbert DesLauriers’ – Martha Graham Contemporary Dance class starts with a breath… the breath realises the core… a strong core manifests the energy to create the resistance and fluidity in dance movement. Herbert’s Graham based, modern dance class trains, strengthens and prepares the dancer for many genres of dance. The class is open to all levels and will begin with the Martha Graham basics starting with floor work. This is an excellent opportunity for dancers of all levels to either be introduced to or continue the pursuit of the Graham technique.

£ 9p/hr in person

£5p/hr on Zoom

Get in touch for the Zoom link: hdeslaur@gmail.com

Herbert was born Germany.  He earned a degree in stage dance and choreography from the Amsterdam University for the Arts.  He continued his training in New York City with Alvin Ailey and Martha Graham dance schools.

Herbert spent many years dancing with Tanzatelier (Sebastian Prantl) in Vienna, Austria as well with the A.L.M. dance company in Graz Austria.  He has also danced in many industrial shows throughout Germany and France.  His choreography has won awards at the Kaliz Poland Dance Festival.   After moving to Cologne, Germany, Herbert began working in performance art through dance movement.  He performed and choreographed for Pollman’s Cologne and Position Dance.  He has also choreographed for various dance schools throughout Nordrhein Westfahlen.

Herbert has taught throughout the central Germany area—primarily in Cologne and Düsseldorf.  His main teaching styles are the Martha Graham as well as Lester Horton techniques.  He believes in instilling a strong core-based technique to encourage a dancer to pursue many different styles an to continue dancing for many years without injury.

Before relocating to Bristol with his partner, he was and still is performing with a performance art group in Cologne, Düsseldorf and Berlin, Germany.  His creation of the Stock und Stein Project (Stick and Stone Project) interweaves the artistically polished branches from trees, architectural stones from the Rhein river and the classically trained human form creating a unique type of dance expression.   In May, Herbert will premiere a new dance piece for the Bristol Opera’s production of Cavalleria Rusticana.

Rest assured, your safety remains our priority. We have put in place a number of guidelines to make sure you can get back to enjoying our brilliant space:

  • 2m social distancing is in place for all classes. For this class, only 5 people are permitted.
  • There will be at least an hour break between each class for cleaning and ensuring no crossover between classes.
  • Everyone will need to arrive and leave in suitable clothing for the class.
  • Booking and paying will take place before the class (no drop-ins)
  • We have extra sanitising and cleaning facilities throughout the building, including hand sanitiser points.
  • And of course, if you show any symptoms, for your safety and for others, please cancel your booking and do not enter the building.

 

world fusion dance at the island

World Fusion Dance

World Fusion is a high-energy dance class packed full of music & moves inspired by various traditional and modern styles from around the globe such as Dancehall, Reggaeton, Bollywood and Carnival. As well as the classes, participants will be given the opportunity to perform with Movema and RISE at festivals and community events during the year and meet up for class socials. Level: Mixed level adults 16+
Teachers: Penny (from Movema) and Helen (from RISE).

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP
Movema and Rise are working in partnership, with the support of The Island.

RECOMMENCING CLASSES
We will be commencing our World Fusion classes with restricted numbers on Tuesdays at The Island, Bridewell Street/ Nelson Street, Bristol BS1 2PY.New time: 8-9pm.
There will be 10 spaces for in- person participants and a Zoom link for everyone else.
We are operating in four week blocks PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND WITHOUT EMAIL CONFIRMATION (see booking info below).

COSTS
The fee is £28 for the 4x in-person sessions (booked as a block). Or Move GB members can book through the platform.
For Zoom attendees fees are £5 per class if participants are in a position to contribute, or donations of any amount are welcome gratefully.
Zoom will be available as a week-by-week drop-in.

BLOCK BOOKING
September block of in-person sessions are now FULL. However we have Zoom spaces available. Please email: helen.riseyd@gmail.com / penny@movema.co.uk for the link and payment information. To book for October’s 4 week in-person block, please email helen.riseyd@gmail.com.

SAFETY AT THE ISLAND
Here are some of the safety measures in place:
The studio will be deep cleaned at points during the day, and all group leaders will clean equipment and surfaces.
There are markers on the floor to help us keep a distance.
Classes are limited to 10 participants +teachers.
There are 1 hour gaps between classes to air the room and wipe surfaces.
Windows will be opened / fans used.
There will be hand sanitizers at the door.
Long basin arm taps in bathrooms which you can turn on and off using your wrist or elbow.

ON ARRIVAL
Please use hand sanitizer provided or wash your hands as soon as you enter the building. Wear Masks in communal areas – corridors and toilets.

HOW WILL WE DANCE?
The markers on the floor will help us spread out and keep a 2m distance at all times. If we do ‘travelling’ dance steps please follow our instructions carefully, as we may lead you from the corners of the room rather than straight across as usual. And have longer gaps between each move etc.
It is essential we work together to keep a 2m distance at all points.

FILMING IN THE STUDIO
A computer will be set up during sessions for Zoom, and although will be mainly pointed at the teacher, it might catch other participants on camera.  Please let us know in advance if this is a concern for you and we will do our best to set up the camera with a blind spot.

WHAT TO BRING
Comfortable light weight clothing that covers as much skin as possible. A bottle of water. Mask for communal areas. Footwear: Trainers/ dance shoes (no bare feet in the studio until further notice). If you are dancing in another pair of shoes, please bring a bag to put ‘outside’ shoes in to lessen risk of transmission.

CHANGING & SURFACES
Avoid changing in and out of clothes at the venue if possible HOWEVER if using public transport, it is safer to change out of sweaty clothes before traveling. Avoid placing sweaty clothes on surfaces. Please wipe down any surfaces you touch (there are cleaning products provided).

FEELING UNWELL?
If you are concerned about any symptoms before attending, please stay at home (you can join us on Zoom).
If you show symptoms after attending please email/ phone us urgently, and we will contact the other members of the bubble to isolate & follow advice.

FURTHER INFO
More info please visit our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/482647678471939/
Website: http://movema.co.uk/classes-in-bristol-recommence#/

Graham Intensive with Herbert DesLauriers Morning Class

Herbert DesLauriers’ – Martha Graham Contemporary Dance class starts with a breath… the breath realises the core… a strong core manifests the energy to create the resistance and fluidity in dance movement. Herbert’s Graham based, modern dance class trains, strengthens and prepares the dancer for many genres of dance. The class is open to all levels and will begin with the Martha Graham basics starting with floor work. This is an excellent opportunity for dancers of all levels to either be introduced to or continue the pursuit of the Graham technique.

£ 9p/hr in person

£5p/hr on Zoom

Get in touch for the Zoom link: hdeslaur@gmail.com

Herbert was born Germany.  He earned a degree in stage dance and choreography from the Amsterdam University for the Arts.  He continued his training in New York City with Alvin Ailey and Martha Graham dance schools.

Herbert spent many years dancing with Tanzatelier (Sebastian Prantl) in Vienna, Austria as well with the A.L.M. dance company in Graz Austria.  He has also danced in many industrial shows throughout Germany and France.  His choreography has won awards at the Kaliz Poland Dance Festival.   After moving to Cologne, Germany, Herbert began working in performance art through dance movement.  He performed and choreographed for Pollman’s Cologne and Position Dance.  He has also choreographed for various dance schools throughout Nordrhein Westfahlen.

Herbert has taught throughout the central Germany area—primarily in Cologne and Düsseldorf.  His main teaching styles are the Martha Graham as well as Lester Horton techniques.  He believes in instilling a strong core-based technique to encourage a dancer to pursue many different styles an to continue dancing for many years without injury.

Before relocating to Bristol with his partner, he was and still is performing with a performance art group in Cologne, Düsseldorf and Berlin, Germany.  His creation of the Stock und Stein Project (Stick and Stone Project) interweaves the artistically polished branches from trees, architectural stones from the Rhein river and the classically trained human form creating a unique type of dance expression.   In May, Herbert will premiere a new dance piece for the Bristol Opera’s production of Cavalleria Rusticana.

Rest assured, your safety remains our priority. We have put in place a number of guidelines to make sure you can get back to enjoying our brilliant space:

  • 2m social distancing is in place for all classes. For this class, only 5 people are permitted.
  • There will be at least an hour break between each class for cleaning and ensuring no crossover between classes.
  • Everyone will need to arrive and leave in suitable clothing for the class.
  • Booking and paying will take place before the class (no drop-ins)
  • We have extra sanitising and cleaning facilities throughout the building, including hand sanitiser points.
  • And of course, if you show any symptoms, for your safety and for others, please cancel your booking and do not enter the building.

 

world fusion dance at the island

World Fusion Dance

World Fusion is a high-energy dance class packed full of music & moves inspired by various traditional and modern styles from around the globe such as Dancehall, Reggaeton, Bollywood and Carnival. As well as the classes, participants will be given the opportunity to perform with Movema and RISE at festivals and community events during the year and meet up for class socials. Level: Mixed level adults 16+
Teachers: Penny (from Movema) and Helen (from RISE).

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP
Movema and Rise are working in partnership, with the support of The Island.

RECOMMENCING CLASSES
We will be commencing our World Fusion classes with restricted numbers on Tuesdays at The Island, Bridewell Street/ Nelson Street, Bristol BS1 2PY.New time: 8-9pm.
There will be 10 spaces for in- person participants and a Zoom link for everyone else.
We are operating in four week blocks PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND WITHOUT EMAIL CONFIRMATION (see booking info below).

COSTS
The fee is £28 for the 4x in-person sessions (booked as a block). Or Move GB members can book through the platform.
For Zoom attendees fees are £5 per class if participants are in a position to contribute, or donations of any amount are welcome gratefully.
Zoom will be available as a week-by-week drop-in.

BLOCK BOOKING
September block of in-person sessions are now FULL. However we have Zoom spaces available. Please email: helen.riseyd@gmail.com / penny@movema.co.uk for the link and payment information. To book for October’s 4 week in-person block, please email helen.riseyd@gmail.com.

SAFETY AT THE ISLAND
Here are some of the safety measures in place:
The studio will be deep cleaned at points during the day, and all group leaders will clean equipment and surfaces.
There are markers on the floor to help us keep a distance.
Classes are limited to 10 participants +teachers.
There are 1 hour gaps between classes to air the room and wipe surfaces.
Windows will be opened / fans used.
There will be hand sanitizers at the door.
Long basin arm taps in bathrooms which you can turn on and off using your wrist or elbow.

ON ARRIVAL
Please use hand sanitizer provided or wash your hands as soon as you enter the building. Wear Masks in communal areas – corridors and toilets.

HOW WILL WE DANCE?
The markers on the floor will help us spread out and keep a 2m distance at all times. If we do ‘travelling’ dance steps please follow our instructions carefully, as we may lead you from the corners of the room rather than straight across as usual. And have longer gaps between each move etc.
It is essential we work together to keep a 2m distance at all points.

FILMING IN THE STUDIO
A computer will be set up during sessions for Zoom, and although will be mainly pointed at the teacher, it might catch other participants on camera.  Please let us know in advance if this is a concern for you and we will do our best to set up the camera with a blind spot.

WHAT TO BRING
Comfortable light weight clothing that covers as much skin as possible. A bottle of water. Mask for communal areas. Footwear: Trainers/ dance shoes (no bare feet in the studio until further notice). If you are dancing in another pair of shoes, please bring a bag to put ‘outside’ shoes in to lessen risk of transmission.

CHANGING & SURFACES
Avoid changing in and out of clothes at the venue if possible HOWEVER if using public transport, it is safer to change out of sweaty clothes before traveling. Avoid placing sweaty clothes on surfaces. Please wipe down any surfaces you touch (there are cleaning products provided).

FEELING UNWELL?
If you are concerned about any symptoms before attending, please stay at home (you can join us on Zoom).
If you show symptoms after attending please email/ phone us urgently, and we will contact the other members of the bubble to isolate & follow advice.

FURTHER INFO
More info please visit our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/482647678471939/
Website: http://movema.co.uk/classes-in-bristol-recommence#/

Graham Intensive with Herbert DesLauriers Morning Class

Herbert DesLauriers’ – Martha Graham Contemporary Dance class starts with a breath… the breath realises the core… a strong core manifests the energy to create the resistance and fluidity in dance movement. Herbert’s Graham based, modern dance class trains, strengthens and prepares the dancer for many genres of dance. The class is open to all levels and will begin with the Martha Graham basics starting with floor work. This is an excellent opportunity for dancers of all levels to either be introduced to or continue the pursuit of the Graham technique.

£ 9p/hr in person

£5p/hr on Zoom

Get in touch for the Zoom link: hdeslaur@gmail.com

Herbert was born Germany.  He earned a degree in stage dance and choreography from the Amsterdam University for the Arts.  He continued his training in New York City with Alvin Ailey and Martha Graham dance schools.

Herbert spent many years dancing with Tanzatelier (Sebastian Prantl) in Vienna, Austria as well with the A.L.M. dance company in Graz Austria.  He has also danced in many industrial shows throughout Germany and France.  His choreography has won awards at the Kaliz Poland Dance Festival.   After moving to Cologne, Germany, Herbert began working in performance art through dance movement.  He performed and choreographed for Pollman’s Cologne and Position Dance.  He has also choreographed for various dance schools throughout Nordrhein Westfahlen.

Herbert has taught throughout the central Germany area—primarily in Cologne and Düsseldorf.  His main teaching styles are the Martha Graham as well as Lester Horton techniques.  He believes in instilling a strong core-based technique to encourage a dancer to pursue many different styles an to continue dancing for many years without injury.

Before relocating to Bristol with his partner, he was and still is performing with a performance art group in Cologne, Düsseldorf and Berlin, Germany.  His creation of the Stock und Stein Project (Stick and Stone Project) interweaves the artistically polished branches from trees, architectural stones from the Rhein river and the classically trained human form creating a unique type of dance expression.   In May, Herbert will premiere a new dance piece for the Bristol Opera’s production of Cavalleria Rusticana.

Rest assured, your safety remains our priority. We have put in place a number of guidelines to make sure you can get back to enjoying our brilliant space:

  • 2m social distancing is in place for all classes. For this class, only 5 people are permitted.
  • There will be at least an hour break between each class for cleaning and ensuring no crossover between classes.
  • Everyone will need to arrive and leave in suitable clothing for the class.
  • Booking and paying will take place before the class (no drop-ins)
  • We have extra sanitising and cleaning facilities throughout the building, including hand sanitiser points.
  • And of course, if you show any symptoms, for your safety and for others, please cancel your booking and do not enter the building.

 

world fusion dance at the island

World Fusion Dance

World Fusion is a high-energy dance class packed full of music & moves inspired by various traditional and modern styles from around the globe such as Dancehall, Reggaeton, Bollywood and Carnival. As well as the classes, participants will be given the opportunity to perform with Movema and RISE at festivals and community events during the year and meet up for class socials. Level: Mixed level adults 16+
Teachers: Penny (from Movema) and Helen (from RISE).

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP
Movema and Rise are working in partnership, with the support of The Island.

RECOMMENCING CLASSES
We will be commencing our World Fusion classes with restricted numbers on Tuesdays at The Island, Bridewell Street/ Nelson Street, Bristol BS1 2PY.New time: 8-9pm.
There will be 10 spaces for in- person participants and a Zoom link for everyone else.
We are operating in four week blocks PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND WITHOUT EMAIL CONFIRMATION (see booking info below).

COSTS
The fee is £28 for the 4x in-person sessions (booked as a block). Or Move GB members can book through the platform.
For Zoom attendees fees are £5 per class if participants are in a position to contribute, or donations of any amount are welcome gratefully.
Zoom will be available as a week-by-week drop-in.

BLOCK BOOKING
September block of in-person sessions are now FULL. However we have Zoom spaces available. Please email: helen.riseyd@gmail.com / penny@movema.co.uk for the link and payment information. To book for October’s 4 week in-person block, please email helen.riseyd@gmail.com.

SAFETY AT THE ISLAND
Here are some of the safety measures in place:
The studio will be deep cleaned at points during the day, and all group leaders will clean equipment and surfaces.
There are markers on the floor to help us keep a distance.
Classes are limited to 10 participants +teachers.
There are 1 hour gaps between classes to air the room and wipe surfaces.
Windows will be opened / fans used.
There will be hand sanitizers at the door.
Long basin arm taps in bathrooms which you can turn on and off using your wrist or elbow.

ON ARRIVAL
Please use hand sanitizer provided or wash your hands as soon as you enter the building. Wear Masks in communal areas – corridors and toilets.

HOW WILL WE DANCE?
The markers on the floor will help us spread out and keep a 2m distance at all times. If we do ‘travelling’ dance steps please follow our instructions carefully, as we may lead you from the corners of the room rather than straight across as usual. And have longer gaps between each move etc.
It is essential we work together to keep a 2m distance at all points.

FILMING IN THE STUDIO
A computer will be set up during sessions for Zoom, and although will be mainly pointed at the teacher, it might catch other participants on camera.  Please let us know in advance if this is a concern for you and we will do our best to set up the camera with a blind spot.

WHAT TO BRING
Comfortable light weight clothing that covers as much skin as possible. A bottle of water. Mask for communal areas. Footwear: Trainers/ dance shoes (no bare feet in the studio until further notice). If you are dancing in another pair of shoes, please bring a bag to put ‘outside’ shoes in to lessen risk of transmission.

CHANGING & SURFACES
Avoid changing in and out of clothes at the venue if possible HOWEVER if using public transport, it is safer to change out of sweaty clothes before traveling. Avoid placing sweaty clothes on surfaces. Please wipe down any surfaces you touch (there are cleaning products provided).

FEELING UNWELL?
If you are concerned about any symptoms before attending, please stay at home (you can join us on Zoom).
If you show symptoms after attending please email/ phone us urgently, and we will contact the other members of the bubble to isolate & follow advice.

FURTHER INFO
More info please visit our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/482647678471939/
Website: http://movema.co.uk/classes-in-bristol-recommence#/

Graham Intensive with Herbert DesLauriers Morning Class

Herbert DesLauriers’ – Martha Graham Contemporary Dance class starts with a breath… the breath realises the core… a strong core manifests the energy to create the resistance and fluidity in dance movement. Herbert’s Graham based, modern dance class trains, strengthens and prepares the dancer for many genres of dance. The class is open to all levels and will begin with the Martha Graham basics starting with floor work. This is an excellent opportunity for dancers of all levels to either be introduced to or continue the pursuit of the Graham technique.

£ 9p/hr in person

£5p/hr on Zoom

Get in touch for the Zoom link: hdeslaur@gmail.com

Herbert was born Germany.  He earned a degree in stage dance and choreography from the Amsterdam University for the Arts.  He continued his training in New York City with Alvin Ailey and Martha Graham dance schools.

Herbert spent many years dancing with Tanzatelier (Sebastian Prantl) in Vienna, Austria as well with the A.L.M. dance company in Graz Austria.  He has also danced in many industrial shows throughout Germany and France.  His choreography has won awards at the Kaliz Poland Dance Festival.   After moving to Cologne, Germany, Herbert began working in performance art through dance movement.  He performed and choreographed for Pollman’s Cologne and Position Dance.  He has also choreographed for various dance schools throughout Nordrhein Westfahlen.

Herbert has taught throughout the central Germany area—primarily in Cologne and Düsseldorf.  His main teaching styles are the Martha Graham as well as Lester Horton techniques.  He believes in instilling a strong core-based technique to encourage a dancer to pursue many different styles an to continue dancing for many years without injury.

Before relocating to Bristol with his partner, he was and still is performing with a performance art group in Cologne, Düsseldorf and Berlin, Germany.  His creation of the Stock und Stein Project (Stick and Stone Project) interweaves the artistically polished branches from trees, architectural stones from the Rhein river and the classically trained human form creating a unique type of dance expression.   In May, Herbert will premiere a new dance piece for the Bristol Opera’s production of Cavalleria Rusticana.

Rest assured, your safety remains our priority. We have put in place a number of guidelines to make sure you can get back to enjoying our brilliant space:

  • 2m social distancing is in place for all classes. For this class, only 5 people are permitted.
  • There will be at least an hour break between each class for cleaning and ensuring no crossover between classes.
  • Everyone will need to arrive and leave in suitable clothing for the class.
  • Booking and paying will take place before the class (no drop-ins)
  • We have extra sanitising and cleaning facilities throughout the building, including hand sanitiser points.
  • And of course, if you show any symptoms, for your safety and for others, please cancel your booking and do not enter the building.

 

world fusion dance at the island

World Fusion Dance

World Fusion is a high-energy dance class packed full of music & moves inspired by various traditional and modern styles from around the globe such as Dancehall, Reggaeton, Bollywood and Carnival. As well as the classes, participants will be given the opportunity to perform with Movema and RISE at festivals and community events during the year and meet up for class socials. Level: Mixed level adults 16+
Teachers: Penny (from Movema) and Helen (from RISE).

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP
Movema and Rise are working in partnership, with the support of The Island.

RECOMMENCING CLASSES
We will be commencing our World Fusion classes with restricted numbers on Tuesdays at The Island, Bridewell Street/ Nelson Street, Bristol BS1 2PY.New time: 8-9pm.
There will be 10 spaces for in- person participants and a Zoom link for everyone else.
We are operating in four week blocks PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND WITHOUT EMAIL CONFIRMATION (see booking info below).

COSTS
The fee is £28 for the 4x in-person sessions (booked as a block). Or Move GB members can book through the platform.
For Zoom attendees fees are £5 per class if participants are in a position to contribute, or donations of any amount are welcome gratefully.
Zoom will be available as a week-by-week drop-in.

BLOCK BOOKING
September block of in-person sessions are now FULL. However we have Zoom spaces available. Please email: helen.riseyd@gmail.com / penny@movema.co.uk for the link and payment information. To book for October’s 4 week in-person block, please email helen.riseyd@gmail.com.

SAFETY AT THE ISLAND
Here are some of the safety measures in place:
The studio will be deep cleaned at points during the day, and all group leaders will clean equipment and surfaces.
There are markers on the floor to help us keep a distance.
Classes are limited to 10 participants +teachers.
There are 1 hour gaps between classes to air the room and wipe surfaces.
Windows will be opened / fans used.
There will be hand sanitizers at the door.
Long basin arm taps in bathrooms which you can turn on and off using your wrist or elbow.

ON ARRIVAL
Please use hand sanitizer provided or wash your hands as soon as you enter the building. Wear Masks in communal areas – corridors and toilets.

HOW WILL WE DANCE?
The markers on the floor will help us spread out and keep a 2m distance at all times. If we do ‘travelling’ dance steps please follow our instructions carefully, as we may lead you from the corners of the room rather than straight across as usual. And have longer gaps between each move etc.
It is essential we work together to keep a 2m distance at all points.

FILMING IN THE STUDIO
A computer will be set up during sessions for Zoom, and although will be mainly pointed at the teacher, it might catch other participants on camera.  Please let us know in advance if this is a concern for you and we will do our best to set up the camera with a blind spot.

WHAT TO BRING
Comfortable light weight clothing that covers as much skin as possible. A bottle of water. Mask for communal areas. Footwear: Trainers/ dance shoes (no bare feet in the studio until further notice). If you are dancing in another pair of shoes, please bring a bag to put ‘outside’ shoes in to lessen risk of transmission.

CHANGING & SURFACES
Avoid changing in and out of clothes at the venue if possible HOWEVER if using public transport, it is safer to change out of sweaty clothes before traveling. Avoid placing sweaty clothes on surfaces. Please wipe down any surfaces you touch (there are cleaning products provided).

FEELING UNWELL?
If you are concerned about any symptoms before attending, please stay at home (you can join us on Zoom).
If you show symptoms after attending please email/ phone us urgently, and we will contact the other members of the bubble to isolate & follow advice.

FURTHER INFO
More info please visit our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/482647678471939/
Website: http://movema.co.uk/classes-in-bristol-recommence#/

Graham Intensive with Herbert DesLauriers Morning Class

Herbert DesLauriers’ – Martha Graham Contemporary Dance class starts with a breath… the breath realises the core… a strong core manifests the energy to create the resistance and fluidity in dance movement. Herbert’s Graham based, modern dance class trains, strengthens and prepares the dancer for many genres of dance. The class is open to all levels and will begin with the Martha Graham basics starting with floor work. This is an excellent opportunity for dancers of all levels to either be introduced to or continue the pursuit of the Graham technique.

£ 9p/hr in person

£5p/hr on Zoom

Get in touch for the Zoom link: hdeslaur@gmail.com

Herbert was born Germany.  He earned a degree in stage dance and choreography from the Amsterdam University for the Arts.  He continued his training in New York City with Alvin Ailey and Martha Graham dance schools.

Herbert spent many years dancing with Tanzatelier (Sebastian Prantl) in Vienna, Austria as well with the A.L.M. dance company in Graz Austria.  He has also danced in many industrial shows throughout Germany and France.  His choreography has won awards at the Kaliz Poland Dance Festival.   After moving to Cologne, Germany, Herbert began working in performance art through dance movement.  He performed and choreographed for Pollman’s Cologne and Position Dance.  He has also choreographed for various dance schools throughout Nordrhein Westfahlen.

Herbert has taught throughout the central Germany area—primarily in Cologne and Düsseldorf.  His main teaching styles are the Martha Graham as well as Lester Horton techniques.  He believes in instilling a strong core-based technique to encourage a dancer to pursue many different styles an to continue dancing for many years without injury.

Before relocating to Bristol with his partner, he was and still is performing with a performance art group in Cologne, Düsseldorf and Berlin, Germany.  His creation of the Stock und Stein Project (Stick and Stone Project) interweaves the artistically polished branches from trees, architectural stones from the Rhein river and the classically trained human form creating a unique type of dance expression.   In May, Herbert will premiere a new dance piece for the Bristol Opera’s production of Cavalleria Rusticana.

Rest assured, your safety remains our priority. We have put in place a number of guidelines to make sure you can get back to enjoying our brilliant space:

  • 2m social distancing is in place for all classes. For this class, only 5 people are permitted.
  • There will be at least an hour break between each class for cleaning and ensuring no crossover between classes.
  • Everyone will need to arrive and leave in suitable clothing for the class.
  • Booking and paying will take place before the class (no drop-ins)
  • We have extra sanitising and cleaning facilities throughout the building, including hand sanitiser points.
  • And of course, if you show any symptoms, for your safety and for others, please cancel your booking and do not enter the building.