Thomas Prestø Masterclasses and Theory Sessions

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LDIF+ is Let’s Dance International Frontiers’ year-round programme supporting continuing professional development opportunities for dancers and choreographers.

For LDIF23 we are delighted to be working in partnership with Zinnema and Tabanka Dance Ensemble as part of an exchange programme.

The masterclasses cover a range of techniques rooted in the richness of the African and African Caribbean Diaspora.

Thomas Prestø Masterclasses and Theory Sessions

Sunday 30 April
11.00am – 12.00noon
Dialogue Box

Monday 1 May
10.00am – 3.00pm
Dupont Dance Stage School

Wednesday 3 May
10.00am – 12.00noon
Curve RR2

Thursday 4 May
10.00am – 2.00pm
Dialogue Box

Friday 5 May
10.00am – 11.00am Curve RR2

Saturday 6 May
10.00am – 3.00pm
Curve RR2

£150 Student Bundle (All Classes)

A selection of theory and practical sessions designed to blend with participating dance artists’ own practices. The focus will be on the Talawa Technique TM , as the technique is capable of bridging various practices and approaches. Talawa Technique™ structures elements of African and Caribbean practices uniquely designed to facilitate poly-centrism, multiple movement qualities, grounding and poly-rhythm. Talawa Technique™ deconstructs and reconstructs these practices in such a way as to reveal the quality of each unique element by themselves, as well as the added accumulative potential achieved when these elements are intentionally recombined.

Participants must have some foundation in a form of Black dance, commercial, artistic or traditional and be used to using their bodies. Training in western styles is acceptable but is not a requirement. The curriculum will focus on professionality within Africana (Black based dances).

Guest Classes £25 Per Class

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