Rachel Krishe - The Swimmer (c) Chris Nash


Workshop with Annika Kompart

Friday 20 February 1.30-4.30pm

£10 / £8

To book your place please contact our box office on 0113 243 8765 or log on to our website www.yorkshiredance.com

For dance professionals, recent graduates or those in full time dance education

The workshop will focus on release based techniques; exploring functionality within the body, awareness of movement and breath, with an element of playfulness.

More about Annika and her workshop style…

My workshops and classes focus on release based dance technique, the efficiency and functionality of the moving body, being open minded and sensible to feel the joy of dancing. The key elements are to create awareness for using breath and gravity to develop and free the movements.

The class often begins with a visual and tactile exploration of a certain topic I chose each time. The examined knowledge will be explored further by working with a partner to discover how the body is function. With this state of body awareness, the class progresses through led and set exercises to find ease of moving on the floor, traveling across the space and culminating in more complex sequences of movements by using articulate detailed and dynamic material. Every class will encourage the mover to be highly physical and playful. It will access to an easy, sensitive, intelligent, energetic body in motion.

I am a young, emerging, female artist, working as freelance dancer, teacher and choreographer. I recently received funding from Arts Council England to restage my durational performance installation The Last Knit as well as developing it further to One More Dress with artists 60+. Since graduating with a first degree in Performing Arts from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance (NSCD) in Leeds, I have explored the dance world in London. I worked with Ben Wright in a choreography intensive, assisted Theo Clinkard to restage his performance, did company classes with Candoco, participated a movement/ voice workshop by Gary Clarke and have taken a range of different dance classes lead by Hagit Yakira, George Cresis, James Finnamore, Peter Jasko, Rosemarie Butcher and many more. I am originally from Germany where my previous degree at the Erika Klütz School in Hamburg has qualified me as teacher in dance and education. In addition to the different dance techniques, academic studies such as anatomy, psychology, music and dance history where part of my curriculum. I gained a good and functional understanding of the human body, dance heritage, psychology and pedagogics. The Erika Klütz School has confirmed my teaching qualifications with a regular guest contract, after teaching and choreographing for the students alongside my studies at NSCD. Throughout my studies, I have been involved in various performances, dance events, music videos, not only as a dancer and performer but also as a musician playing the violin. 


Deborah Light
Class, sharing and workshop


Deborah Light is an independent choreographer with a distinctive aesthetic – bold, beautiful and intimate – based in Wales.

Guest artist Joanna Young will join Deborah in a week of exchange, provocation and nurturing of artistic process and practice. The week will culminate with a sharing/discussion event hosted by Luke Pell.

Morning Class

Tue 10, Wed 11, Thur 12 Feb: 9.15 – 10.45

w/c 9 Feb with Deborah Light & Joanna Young
Class will be delivered as part of Professional Dance Class Leeds so please see the Facebook page for the most up to date information and details of how to book: ProDance Leeds or log on to their website: http://www.prodanceleeds.com/

Class & Workshop

Friday 27 February

10.00-11.30am Fluid and Dynamic Class with Jo Fong


The class will incorporate aspects of Release, Yoga and Improvisation techniques; creating receptive and active qualities within movement, developing an efficient and dynamic approach.
Jo has been sharing her practice with professionals, students and with those people who just love to dance for many years.

11.45-2.00pm Workshop with Deborah Light- a taste of the creative practices used in HIDE

 £15/£10 (conc) for workshop

Focusing on the notion of body as identity the workshop will offer a taste of the creative practices that underpin HIDE. It will take the form of structured and guided improvisations. Rooted in the participant’s own physicality it will support the exploration and development of the individuals’ personal movement language.

To book for the class and workshop please call the Yorkshire Dance box office on 0113 243 8765

If you book for the workshop you will automatically get a place on the morning class with Jo Fong.

Morning Class (Pro Dance Leeds): w/c 9 Feb, see www.prodanceleeds.com for more info and details of how to book

Sharing: Friday 13 February 3.30-4.30pm

Class & Workshop: Friday 27 February 10.00am-2.00pm

ProDanceLeeds- Morning Class with Deborah Light and Jo Young



Sketch 2: The Workshop
Saturday 7 February 2015
2.00pm – 5.00pm
Northern School of Contemporary Dance

This workshop is for dance artists who wish to develop their knowledge of dance dramaturgy. Peggy Olislaegers will give you a toolbox of skills to use when making your own work or performing. This workshop will be the starting point for becoming your own dramaturg.

If you are coming to Sketch 2: The Workshop you must also have been to Sketch 1: The Live Masterclass. To book your £25 ticket for both events call our box office and quote ‘Sketch Double’.

More details here


Mindful Movement Workshop
With Katy Raven

Friday 13 Feb, 10.30am-4.00pm

This workshop will enable you to learn mindfulness techniques which can help to improve body awareness. Gain greater awareness of you body and your breath, thus enabling more control and relaxation.

Mindful Movement workshop Feb 2015



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