A Day with Akeim Toussaint
Saturday 30 March
Professional Class 10:30-12:00 (£5.50)
Afternoon Workshop 13:00-15:30 (£20)
Akeim Toussaint's class will be inspired by Contemporary Techniques (Graham, Release, Cunningham), Caribbean Dance, Animal Flow, Yoga and Capoeira. This class will seek liberation and flow of movement, by strengthening your rootedness to the earth. Finding elasticity of your core and challenging yourself through endurance and dynamics. From shifting your weight, to slicing space, changing levels and textures of movement. The class will integrate patterns and rhythms, travelling through the room. Inviting an acute focus, finding accuracy in technique, breath, clarity and freedom. In a playful environment we will revitalise our senses, build strength, stamina and open our awareness.
Class will be accompanied by live music (beat box)!
Akeim will also be leading an afternoon workshop that will bring together the physical elements of dance and the ideas of the voice as a loop station. Akeim will share his developed practice of circle singing and vocal improvisation as a way to create structural improvisation scores, depict character and challenge the dancing creative process.
Book one or join us for both!
Suitable for advanced degree students, recent graduates and professionals
Under 16? Akeim will also lead a creative aftrernoon workshop (15:45-17:00) for ages 13-19yrs, available to book separately here. (£4)
Akeim is a multifaceted performing artist, born in Jamaica and raised in England. He seeks to create moving, thought provoking, accessible and free spirited projects with a variety of art forms. Since graduating from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance with a first-class honours Bachelor degree in Performing Arts, Akeim has been involved in cross disciplinary projects working with a wide range of artists from around the world. His focus as a maker and collaborator is to combine expressive skills such as dance, writing poetry, beat-box, singing and acting to create performances telling stories that galvanise diverse audiences.