In partnership with Cardif Dance Festival we have the following visiting artists leading class:-

Tuesday 14th – Maribe – sors de ce corp @ Rubicon

‘In this class we will dive inside our bodies, letting the intelligence that we find there guide us into moving. Where does our desire to move come from? Do we have a desire to move? How can we give voice to our inner spaces and let those voices roam free?’

Rachel Harris brings to her teaching her twenty-five years of dancing with a myriad of choreographers and her deep interest in reaching inside and outside the body. She will be sharing some of the tools that continue to keep her healthy and inspired through each new creation.

Originally from British-Columbia, Rachel has lived and danced in Montreal since 1990. She has worked with a great many choreographers including Blanca Arrieta, Marie Béland, Sarah Bild, Sarah Chase, Estelle Clareton, Margie Gillis, Benoît Lachambre, Helge Letonja, Caroline Laurain-Beaucage, Jean-Sebastien Lourdais, José Navas and Jean-Pierre Perrault, performing their works in North and South America, Asia and Europe. Rachel has danced since 1998 with Montréal Danse, a company dedicated to fostering the creative process with a wide range of choreographers. Rachel also teaches dance in women’s shelters as part of the project la danse contre la violence.

Wednesday 15th – Siriol Joyner @ Rubicon

‘For this session you are invited to join my studio practices and dance scores.

A dance that is materialised inside the body of another, a dance where the codes are switching, a dance that begins with a focus on language, a meditation where you touch another person with love, something invented while in residence with Basement 21, a score that isn’t yet written and isn’t improvised. A lingual event in my mouth, my hip, your eye, that spot in the room.’

Siriol Joyner is a choreographer from Aberystwyth. She is obsessed with language and its relationship with dancing and the material and political implications of this connection. 

Siriol is currently pursuing an MFA in Choreography at Stockholm University of the Arts and delighted to be part of Interruption, Cardiff Dance Festival’s UK India Year of Culture project with Basement 21.

Thursday 16th – Lara Ward @ Dance House

Lara’s class will use visual imagery to connect with sensation and self and focus on generating fluidity through the spine, and freedom in our joints. We’ll work with floor, momentum, suspension/weight, our presence, our openness to connect and take pleasure in moving until we are hot and sweaty.

Lara Ward is a performer, maker and movement director from Wales. As a performer Lara has toured theatre extensively since 2008 with Earthfall Dance, and in site-located works with National Theatre Wales, Caroline Sabin, Javier de Frutos, Beth Powlesland and Run Ragged to name a few.

Recent productions include Jo Fong’s Ways of Being Together for Hull City of Culture and Cardiff Dance Festival, directing local performers on RAFT for Gwyn Emberton Dance and site located Croesi Traeth in Harlech for Gregynog Festival, with Light Ladd and Emberton.

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