More Tanztheater than ever before!

From the end of April we will will add a brand new regular class each Saturday to the already established classes both at The Place and Morley College. 

Here are the dates to look forward to:

23 April – 2 July | Tanztheater Saturdays in the studio of The Place

27 April – 13 July | Adult Dance Courses at The Place

19 April – 28 June | Tanztheater at Morley College 

25 July – 5 August | Laban Summer School


Tanztheater Saturdays 

Buy tickets here: Tickets for Tanztheater Saturdays

This 10 week course will run from April 23 – July 2 (10 sessions | Half term June 4) and is designed to give you the full experience of the Tanztheater approach. Our main focus will be on authenticity and depth using the powerful combination of the unique improvisation approach and the technical aesthetic that creates this subtle and beautiful art form. 
The classes will be open level so anyone from fit beginners ready for a challenge all the way to professional dancers will be welcome to dive into the world and philosophy of Tanztheater. 

Times and dates

Saturdays from 3.30 – 5.30pm in Studio 8 at The Place

April 23 – July 2 (10 sessions | Half term June 4)

Structure of the course

We are flexible as to what the sessions will be focusing on but the plan is as such:

  • First Saturday of each month: Focus on technique
  • Last Saturday of each month: Focus on improvisation and creation
  • All other Saturdays: 1 hour of technique + 1hour of improvisation and creation

Payment

We have five tickets to choose from:

  • Full course (£130)
  • Full course concession* (£100)
  • Single class (£15)
  • Single class concession* (£11)
  • Online access (£10)

*Concessions
(We trust in your honesty here. If you are a student or have low income, we are there for you. If you can pay full price, please do)

Alternative payment

If you like you can also make a direct bank transfer to:
Name: (Tanztheater) Adrian Look
Bank: Lloyd’s Bank
Sort Code30-96-88
Account number: 33264468


Tanztheater Level 1|2 and Level 2|3 at The Place

The term will run from 27 April – 13 July every Wednesday. No class on Wed 1 June (half-term break) 

Classes are with live music.
Wednesdays 18.30 – 20.00  Level 1/2
Wednesdays 20.15 – 21.45  Level 2/3

Level 1|2 

Wednesdays 6.30 – 8pm in Studio 2
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This course will have a drop in option so you can either enrol for the term or pay for each class individually.

Level Information:

  • Recommended if you have about a year’s experience in contemporary or if you’re interested in exploring expressivity through movement, or if you have taken Tanztheater Introduction in the Autumn term
  • Developing your dance vocabulary
  • Gradually working towards longer movement phrases
  • Aiming to increase physicality, performativity and musicality

Level 2|3

Wednesdays 8.15 – 9.45pm in Studio 1
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This course will have a drop in option so you can either enrol for the term or pay for each class individually. 

Level Information:

  • Recommended if you have over 3 to 5 years dance experience or have taken the Level 1/2 Tanztheater class for a year or more
  • Focusing on higher level technical abilities
  • Complex movement combinations and a demand on physical fitness
  • Advanced principles of agility, use of weight and focus
  • Adapt your own personal flare

We might also re-establish a Performance Group which will create a choreography over the course of ten to twelve weeks. In previous terms we hired the space at The Place. If you are interested in joining please contact tanztheater.performance@gmail.com 


Tanztheater at Morley College

Starting from April 19th
Tuesdays 14.00 – 15.45  Technique and Improvisation
Tuesdays 16.15 – 18.00  Performance Group
 

 
This term the  Performance Group will work towards a 30 minute choreography to be presented at a joint dance event with the Kathak and Flamenco group towards the end of term. 
The piece we will create this term is titled The Reasons for Hope and will explore how we can regain a hopeful perspective on the current state of the world and how resilience and humour can help overcome challenging states. As always, we will use the Tanztheater approach to tell small and individual stories linked the bigger subject. 
You don’t need an extensive dance education to join our Performance Group. We explore expressing states through movement so any interest or experience in physical theatre or acting is enough to join.  

Ballet at Morley College

Starting from 22 April
Fridays    18.00 – 19.30 Ballet Improvers
 


 

 
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Online class to learn – Tanztheater

During the lockdown due to the covid pandemic 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. Below is a breakdown of the video: 

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

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