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Open Company Classes

Our company will open some of their classes to professional dancers and final year dance students on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 13, Thursday  14 and Friday 15 June, 9-10.30am
  • Wednesday 20, Thursday 21 and Friday 22 June, 9-10.30am
  • Wednesday 27, Thursday 28 and Friday 29 June, 9-10.30am

Participants will have the opportunity to learn a wide range of techniques in our signature Motionhouse style in these high-energy classes, which will reflect our company’s work.

Cost: £5 per person, which can be paid on arrival. Please note that places are limited and that all participants must register beforehand.

Please register your interest by email to [email protected] or call us on 01926 887052.

Professional Development Courses


Preparation for Dance Training: Intensive Summer Course

23 – 27 July 2018, 10am – 5.30pm
Motionhouse Rehearsal Space, Vitsoe, Old Warwick Rd, Leamington Spa CV31 3NT

£275 for 5 days/£255 early bird offer available until 15 June
Price includes a cooked lunch

If you are starting full time dance training this autumn, this course will help you prepare and give you insight into what to expect.

The five-day intensive course will focus on improving technique, exploring contact improvisation and developing performance skills. Methods used draw on a range of techniques including partnering and creative exploration to investigate the natural movement of the body.

Participants should be prepared to be pushed physically during this challenging and enriching course.

Classes start with warm-up exercises, gradually building to more challenging phrases and choreographic briefs. Participants develop body awareness, the use of the body structure in weight giving and bearing, and an understanding of weight, momentum and flow in movement.  A strong Motionhouse feature is our contact work, characterised by fluid movement and weight exchange, encompassing small falls, leaps and catches which may then build to the creation of highly dynamic and exhilarating dances.  As this vocabulary is extended, skills in partnering, ensemble work, improvisation and choreography can be developed.

 

Learn To Fly With Motionhouse: Professional Development Course
20 – 23 August, 10am – 5.30pm

Motionhouse Studio, Spencer Yard, Leamington Spa CV31 3SY

Cost: £200
Please bring your own lunch

Learn to fly with Motionhouse!

A four day intensive, exploring the unique and powerful Motionhouse style, including contact improvisation, acrobatic partnering, and the creation of dance/circus choreography.

Aimed at dance and circus professionals and those in professional training, this intensive course is a chance to push your physicality beyond your usual phrases or tricks and work creatively to blur the boundaries between dance and circus.

Each day will begin with a dance class led by a company member, followed by sessions on contact improvisation and partnering techniques to help you fly.

You will gain insight into the work of the company, learn repertoire from our current touring productions and work on your performance skills.

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