Theo Clinkard - Two Day Intensive
Friday 07 & Saturday 08 June
Two Day Intensive 10:00-17:00 (£40 for both days)
An opportunity to embody and discuss the practices that lie at the heart of Theo’s current choreographic work. Starting each day with a morning class, Theo will be inviting people to bring attention to their perceptive experience of the space, of the other dancers and of their own moving body to find greater lucidity in action and a sense of connection within the group. This will be followed by led movement patterns, phrase work and group improvisations that encourage articulate and expansive dancing. Theo will then share a range of exploratory and creative tasks from various creative processes, many of which aim to divert performers self consciousness by focusing on responses to touch, to the visual field, to conditions of time, to language, to vivid imagery and to imagined realities.
Theo will be cultivating a generous and inclusive safe space for all those that attend.
As part of the workshop, there will be a picnic lunch on the grass outside Charlton House on both days. Participants are invited to bring some food and drink to share.
-This opportunity has been made possible with thanks to Studio Wayne McGregor and the FreeSpace programme, through which Theo Clinkard is supported
-All particiants must attend both days to take part
-Suitable for advanced degree students, recent graduates and professionals
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.