Artist Development Opportunities

Dance Master Workshop Programme 2021/22

Workshops, gatherings, talks & classes

Supported by Hall for Cornwall
Curated & produced by Emily Alden

The Dance Master Workshop Programme has been running since 2019, supported by Hall for Cornwall and delivered by one of our associate artists, dancer and choreographer, Emily Alden.

With 12 workshops running across 12 months, the programme invites experienced/professionals working within dance to join local, national and internationally working artists to technically and creatively be inspired, upskill and connect to others. 

As a result of current Covid circumstances, this year’s programme will operate differently, being delivered online. Each session will creatively consider what ‘dancing together’ looks like as we all juggle different personal situations, families, work pressures, and the blurring of physical spaces between work and home. The dance programme will reflect the current realities and practicalities we are all experiencing, while celebrating the joy, adaptive nature and skillful way dance has continued throughout the Pandemic. 

There will be an opportunity to join an informal Q&A with artists after most workshops. Age restrictions: Over 18yrs Please see each individual event for further booking details. Cost to join varies from £3 - £10, including Pay What You Can for most sessions. 

May #2/12 - GAGA/dancers & choreography with Natalia Iwaniec

Session One: Saturday 29th May 4.00pm - 5.30pm

Session Two: Sunday 30th May 10.00am - 11.30am

Please click here to book your place 

Price: £3 / £5 / £8 / £10 - pay what you can

Location: Zoom (Meeting link will be emailed to you upon booking)

Who: Dancers, practitioners & teachers with an active physical practice aged 18yrs+

Important information: By joining this online workshop participants are responsible for their own health and safety working in their personal spaces.

About the Workshop

A 45 min Gaga class followed by set movement created by Natalia.

Gaga/dancers deepens dancers’ awareness of physical sensations, expands their palette of available movement options, enhances their ability to modulate their energy and engage their explosive power, and enriches their movement quality with a wide range of textures. The classes are built on the same principles as Gaga/people classes but also employ the specific vocabulary and skills that are part and parcel of a dancer’s knowledge. The layering of familiar skills with Gaga tasks presents dancers with fresh challenges, and throughout the class, teachers prompt the dancers to visit more unfamiliar places and ways of moving as well, unlocking the endlessness of possibilities. Dancers are guided to connect their effort to pleasure and to discover the virtue of silliness.

About Natalia

Dancer, choreographer and Gaga teacher since 2012. As a Gaga teacher she work with: Rambert Dance Company and school, Trinity Laban Conservatory of Music and Dance, Cracov Dance Theater, IDWBUSAPEST, National Dance Company Wales and many others.

Her last work as a director and choreographer DIDO AND AENAS she created for Capella Cracoviensis.

If you have any specific access needs, please contact Hall for Cornwall via [email protected]



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