SCHEMA - IMPROVISATION WORKSHOP WITH AVATÂRA AYUSO | AVA DANCE COMPANY
A highly physical two-day intensive workshop for professional dancers gaining a first-hand experience with AVA DANCE COMPANY's Artistic Director Avatâra Ayuso. Throughout the two days, you'll receive an introduction to SCHEMA; Avatâra's Physical Thinking Tool developed throughout her career. Over the two days, you'll be led with a morning class in what Avatâra calls Volumetric Ballet, emphasising the body in motion in all 3 dimensions and set on world music (basic knowledge of ballet is required).
You will then move on to the basic movement principles of SCHEMA. This workshop is explorative and non-performative: its focus is on the play between analysis and instinct, and the use of structured improvisation both as a tool and an experience. In addition, if interested, participants have the option to request personal feedback at the end of the two days.
In Avatâra's words: "SCHEMA is a thinking tool to train movement investigators capable of creating complex, sophisticated and detailed movement. I use it with my dancers to broaden our perspectives on and approaches to what the body can do when improvising and devising tasks. You will enter this creative world with your own expertise and background, and I hope that you will leave it with some inspiration for your own creative practice."
"Firecracker talent, her work is hectic and explosive, starkly, vividly alive" - Luke Jennings (The Observer)
WHEN: Monday 4th & Tuesday 5th March, 10am-5pm
FOR WHO: Suitable for professional dancers of any dance background
FEE: £50 (or only Monday 4th March £30)**
(PAY ON THE DOOR FEE: £60 both days, £40 for Monday 4th)
WHERE: BBO Dance, Ensign House, Battersea Reach, Juniper Drive, London, SW18 1TA
NEAREST UNDERGROUND: Wandsworth Town is the closest rail station, which is a short 7 minute walk to Battersea Reach. Clapham Junction is a 15 minute walk or a short bus ride on the C3 bus. Finally, Imperial Wharf Overground Station is a 20 minute walk over the river or a 10 minute bus ride on the C3 bus.
TO BOOK: Please book here in advance as places are limited
MORE INFO: [email protected]
** If for any reason, beyond the control of either party, the workshop set out above is cancelled, exclusively for reasons attributable to the organization, it is the obligation of the organization itself, to refund the entire amount paid for participation. If you chose to cancel, we regret your workshop fee is non-refundable.