Thursday 9.30-11am

Thania Acaron

Contemporary Release
This class starts with a technical warm-up, and then expands on energy dynamics in movement, specifically the use of floor-work, weight and space based upon release technique principles. A fun, athletic session based upon encompassing different contemporary dance techniques.

Friday 9.30-11.30am


Jessica Lerner

Move into the Now
In this workshop we will be responding to a loose set of improvisatory scores or structures for inspiring movement and dance. Focusing on the creative imagination of the body and environment developing a trusting and giving group dynamic, the aim is for each participant to fully engage with their own movement capacity within a group. I will be using influences from Somatic movement practices such as Skinner Releasing Technique and Authentic Movement together with my own practice.
The workshop is suitable for those with any creative or therapeutic experience or interest.

My workshop falls into visual art through the use of drawing and painting as a processing tool. Participants may wish to stay longer to extend into this practice of exchange between movement and painting. Please bring your own drawing materials. Jessica’s class will extend an extra half an hour in Groundspace for those who would like to continue working.

Saturday 10am-11.30am.

Matt Mulligan

Matt leads a playful task-based class with a primal approach, rooted in recognition of the body as both animal and playful. Class offers ways to connect with our natural ‘inner’ capacity for functional and flowing movement patterns, while maintaining an ‘outer’ contact with our environment & other people.

Emphasis is given to finding and developing new ways of moving through games and playful tasks, using primal movement material and imagery. Dancers will recognise elements of contact improvisation, partner-work, and floor work – and will find new pathways and tasks to feed their physical practice.  Particular attention is given to moving softly while still remaining open to and using a dynamic movement vocabulary. Emphasis is always on grounded, centred movement rooted through intelligent use of the core and legs, allowing a lightness and flow to emerge.

Live Physical Practice is donation based. If you have income at the moment donations are welcome but we do not expect payment from freelancers whose income has been disrupted by COVID 19.

If access issues due to e.g. a disability are a barrier to you being able to join Groundwork classes please contact to discuss your requirements confidentially

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