Classes in 2021

As we don’t know yet how things will develop the following are plans and might change but I will update you if we have more information.
For the time being these are the classes as planned.

Zoom classes

For now we will continue both the Wednesday Theory | Improvisation class and the Saturday Technique class both at 3pm via Zoom.

Wednesdays
Improvisation and Theory
3:00 – 4:30pm
Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83400064197?pwd=V0tRamhUNFNVQmhqa0FRb2tPUlJKZz09
Meeting ID: 834 0006 4197 Passcode: 972640

Saturdays 
Tanztheater technique
3:00 – 4:30pm
Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86914789188?pwd=VCs5U0Z3S0pOck5pRksraDAxSmZFdz09
Meeting ID: 869 1478 9188 Passcode: 336840


Tanztheater at Morley College

Tuesdays 14.00 – 15.45  Technique and Improvisation
Tuesdays 16.15 – 18.00  Performance Group
(Starting from the week of  April 19th)
 
 
The Performance Group usually prepares for a performance evening at one of Morley’s events. This term we will most likely work on a collaboration with other departments on an Opera called Brainland. Students from outside of London could still participate given the Online Plus* format this term. 
 
More about Brainland:
The project is based on four stories from the history of clinical brain science from the first part of the 20th century, stories I researched in detail for my last two visual art and archive projects, exhibited at the museum and archive of the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London. Two of these stories concern individuals involved in psychosurgery mid century, another the discover of the EEG, in Germany as the Nazis were rising to power. A framing narrative concerns a trip to Oslo by a group of UK neuroscientist in November 1957, transport provided by the US Air force as part of a little known military/neuroscience research collaboration. The dance sections relate to the psychosurgery stories: A group piece based on the work of ‚pioneer‘ of psychosurgery, Portuguese neurologist Egas Moniz, and a two header relating to the more destructive procedure that followed it. In writing up his work Moniz provided photographs of 10 of his patients (see attached) we would like to incorporate. The image below shows a basic model of the suggested staging of this section:
 
 
*Classes this term will be offered as Online Plus to have a number of students + the tutor  in the studio AND then some students connecting via online services)
This enables you to join these courses even if you are not physically in London or do not yet want to attend in person. 
 

Ballet at Morley College

Mondays 18.00 – 19.30 Ballet Beginners
Mondays 19.45 – 21.15 Ballet Improvers
Fridays    18.00 – 19.30 Ballet Improvers
(Starting from the week of  April 19th)
 
Classes this term will be offered as Online Plus to have a number of students + the tutor  in the studio and then some students connecting via online services)
This enables you to join these courses even if you are not physically in London or do not yet want to attend in person. 
 

 
 

Archive

Online class to learn – Tanztheater

As you will know all face to face classes have been suspended so I created this online class.

Tanztheater is an expressive dance form but is also deeply rooted in technical elements. I filmed these sequences as part of my work for Morley College London but thought it would be nice to share this with those of you who want to get a little inside into the teaching.There is a little extra assessment at the end: An improvisation which you can answer in any way you like. Try to make it an authentic and true answer. Don’t create something because it looks nice but find that unique voice and don’t be afraid to be totally honest. Send it to me and I can give feedback or, with permission, even put it online. Here is a breakdown of the video: In case you have spotify, you can also follow this playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1w2…

0 – 1.24 Spine warm up explanation
1.25 – 3.45 Spine warm up with music
3.47 – 5.37 Feet warm up with ports de bras explanation
5.38 – 6.56 Feet w. Up with music
6.57 – 8.47 Plie variation explanation
8.48 – 10.20 Plie variation with music
10.21 – 12.22 Flat back with Tendu explanation
12.23 – 13.50 Flat back with Tendu with music
13.51 – 14.55 Gesture combination explanation
14.56 – 15.27 Gesture combination with music
15.28 – 20.14 Choreography 1 explanation
20.15 – 20.43 Choreography 1 with music
20.44 – 26.15 Choreography 2 explanation
26.16 Choreography 2 with music

Extra assessment:
Choose one of these tasks:

  • Film yourself dancing any two or more exercises and send it to Adrian.Look@morleycollege.ac.uk
  • Create any sequence, phrase or answer to any of the following themes and send it to Adrian.Look@morleycollege.ac.uk
                

    1. Something I have discovered about myself during the past few days of isolation
    2. Something uniquely me
    3. For better or worse – every challenge is an opportunity
    4. Make someone laugh
    5. Can you tell me how you feel only with your eyes?
    6. The beauty of a slow progression

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