** Möbius is opening their morning classes **
--> Come and shake your groove with us!
Susanne Thomas: 22 – 26 January
Time: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 09:00 – 10:15
Location: Leeds Beckett University
Gianluca Vincentini: 29 January – 2 February
Time & Locations:
Monday & Thursday 09:00 – 10:15 (Yorkshire Dance)
Tuesday 10:30 – 11:30 (Northern Ballet)
Friday 09:00 – 10:15 (Northern Ballet)
Valentina Golfieri: 12 – 16 February
Time: 09:00 – 10:15
Location: Northern School of Contemporary Dance
Antonio Borriello: 19 – 23 February
Time: 09:00 – 10:15
Location: Yorkshire Dance
Classes are open for professional dancers and students in vocational training.
If you would like to attend class please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Participants will be accepted on a first come, first served basis and will be informed by email.
£4 per class
£30 class pass = 10 classes
Read below for classes descriptions:
Susanne’s classes during this week will be based on yoga and improvisation techniques. Warm up and explorations will draw from somatic and authentic movement practices using body and voice, relating to the space inside and around you and each other. The focus is on furthering your own idiosyncratic ways of moving and developing an ever-greater understanding of one’s own practice.
Gianluca leads a contemporary release based class with emphasis on a supportive dynamic centre and the efficient use of body weight. He encourages awareness of space, suspension, vitality and embodiment. Gianluca challenges dancers to focus on clear phrasing and specificity of movement.
Valentina’s class is fast paced, dynamic, energetic and athletic. Giving great emphasis to the use of breath and musicality, she challenges dancers to explore the extreme ranges of their physicality and their ability to embody intricate idiosyncratic movement material. Her class is influenced by Limon and release-based technique.
Antonio’s high-energy technical class focuses on dynamics, alignment, anatomical and spatial awareness. The dancers will explore powerful movement sequences focusing on economical use of muscle energy, training control and stability but also release and letting go.
The class aims to get the body and mind ready for rehearsal and performance, moving from fluid floor work to technical standing work, encouraging the dancers to explore all spatial levels and train both technically and artistically.
We hope to see you there!
"Another buzzing Wild Card putting the emphasis on artists from the north of England and how we can support each other, wherever you are from". Sadler's Wells' Artistic Programmer Eva Martinez, talks about Wild Card - Gianluca Vincentini - 23 & 24 November at Lilian Baylis Studio. Watch the clip to discover more...
"Who or what inspired you to form Möbius Dance?
Ah! I think the inspiration has slowly built over the years. If I look back I think I will need to thank Katrín Hall first, (the former Artistic Director of Iceland Dance Company (ID), now Artistic Director of Göteborgs Operans Danskompani). Katrín gave me the chance to become Rehearsal Director for ID early in my career, believing in me as a young leader. I learned a lot from her! The other inspirations have been all the company members I have witnessed grow whilst leading VERVE for five years. Seeing them develop as artists and move audiences has no price!"
Gianluca Vincentini is seeking applications for Möbius Dance’s new project from 2 female choreographers and 3 dancers (male and female) dancers based in the North of England.
About the Project: Möbius Dance is a new Leeds-based contemporary dance company specialising in innovative choreographic work, curation and professional development. This project, in partnership with key organisations will launch and establish Möbius Dance (MD), nurture talent and promote female choreographers and early career artists.
This project will:
- Commission 2 female choreographers (based in the North of England) to create work on the MD Company.
- Engage 3 early career North-based performers to work professionally with MD on a range of activities including performances, classes and workshops whilst supporting them with sessions of mentoring for their professional development.