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.
Choreographer, dancer and designer, Theo Clinkard spent 20 years as a performer before launching his own company in 2012. He has swiftly built an international reputation for creating compelling and visually arresting works that explore the communicative potential of the body and the empathetic nature of dance in performance. His works span small to large scale theatres as well as non theatre settings with company pieces include Hell Bent, Ordinary Courage, Of Land & Tongue, Chalk and This Bright Field. Clinkard’s commissioned works include Somewhat still, when seen from above for Tanztheatre Wuppertal Pina Bausch and The Listening Room for Danza Contemporanea de Cuba. Clinkard is an Associate Artist at Brighton Dome, Dance4 and an Honorary Fellow of Plymouth University. He is currently conceiving 3 new company works and planning his commission for Candoco Dance Company.