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Rachel Dean

When? w/c 15 July, Monday - Thursday, 9.30am - 11am

Where? Northern School of Contemporary Dance

By beginning from our own physical reality in each moment, using our senses and trusting our body’s intuition, we can enjoy playful and physical dances. The classes will combine solo, pair and group movement explorations, focusing on following our individual pathways through improvisations. Explorations of technique will include spiralling, falling and opening/drawing in.

Rachel Dean is a dance artist combining making, performing and teaching. Particular areas of expertise are improvisation, Contact Improvisation, an embodied approach and site-based work. With Mathilde Collective she researched improvised ensemble performance through over 25 live performances. She has created improvised performances with her young children in gallery and theatre settings. She works with a wide variety of groups, organises Improvisation Exchange and teaches  at Yorkshire Dance, Independent Dance, Improvisation Exchange, London Contact Improvisation, Leeds Contact Improvisation, Mind the Gap, University of Lincoln, York St John and Northern School of Contemporary Dance. Rachel has a BPA from NSCD and an MA from Independent Dance/Laban.

Class on Falling