Professional Class: Theo Clinkard
Drawing on exercises that use touch, closed eyes and sound as drivers for movement and balancing these capacities with a keen awareness of our form, structure and the connections and directions within the moving body. Set to some great tunes, each class will be a mix of exploration, led movement and devised combinations that are intended to help dancers find greater clarity in action and a sense of being available whilst in motion. Theo finishes class with phrase work and group improvisations that encourage playful, vivid and expansive dancing.
- You will have access to The Old Library from 10:15.
- For safety reasons, we cannot admit participants after 10.40am, or when the class reaches maximum capacity.
Theo Clinkard is based in Yorkshire and his practice spans choreography, pedagogy, performance and design. Since launching his company in 2012, he has steadily built an international reputation for creating affecting and visually arresting dances for small to large-scale theatres and non-theatre settings. Past company productions include Ordinary Courage, Chalk, Of Land & Tongue and This Bright Field and his company have toured to Chile, Ireland, Switzerland, and Germany. Current works include The Elsewhen Series; a set of duet scores for gallery and museum spaces that he will perform with regular his collaborator, Leah Marojević and a new group work The Century Project (working title) that will not be performed for 100 years. Recent commissioned works include works for Tanztheatre Wuppertal Pina Bausch and Danza Contemporanea de Cuba, whilst a new work for Candoco Dance Company will premiere in October 2019. Clinkard regularly leads intensives workshops, residencies and classes internationally for professional companies, dance organisations and training institutions, including engagements in Chile, Belgium, Ireland, Germany, Wales, Scotland, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, United States, France, Spain, Cuba, Italy, Finland, Sweden and Norway. He is an Associate Artist at Brighton Dome & Festival, Dance4 and an Honorary Fellow at Plymouth University.