Led by Elizabeth Foster of The Royal Ballet both of these dance workshops are suitable for ages 14+ who already have some dance experience in these styles.
Elizabeth's background in ballet is lodged in the Cecchetti (Italien) and Vaganova (Russian) classical techniques. There will be a short barre exercise then focusing on developing centre work with a close look at the principles underpinning the execution of port de bras. Elizabeth will then touch on a creative exploration of repertoire as she progress through the class.
Influences on Elizabeth's contemporary dance practice vary from release-based techniques and Cunningham to Skinner releasing. The class will move from floor based work with a partner as well as solo work and progress towards more complex sequences that enable you to travel through space sometimes with a partner and sometimes alone. Emphasis is placed on generating movement through the use of weight and momentum as well as clear understanding of your internal ‘landscape’.
I have worked with Liz Foster for many years and know that she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her work and is so focused on dance education while being hugely inspirational. I’m delighted to welcome her for the days workshops at Hype Dance and know that everyone who takes part will find it incredibly rewarding.
Each 2 hour workshop costs £15.00 - or do both for £24.00 and are open to non-Hype students too. If you'd like to book a place, or if you have any further questions just get in touch and we'll let you know how.
Elizabeth Foster is a professionally trained dance practitioner and qualified dance movement therapist (MA). She is currently module leader for the dance and movement studies degree and delivers choreography to all year groups at Derby University, and lectures for the MA Dance/Movement Psychotherapy programme.
She has taught Ballet, Contemporary and Choreography at all levels, and works with students to facilitate the creation of unique dance / movement based on their own creative ideas. Elizabeth has also worked in collaboration with musicians and composers to create dance and to explore the relationship between the two art-forms.
She works as a lead dance practitioner for Royal Opera House contributing to the design and delivery of key projects both in the UK and internationally. Elizabeth has been guest lecturer at the HAMK Well Being Summer School in Finland and also delivers choreography on the ISTD degree programme. Former projects involved working with English National Ballet, Rambert Dance Company (including setting up their youth company) and Trinity Laban.
Places are limited so make sure to book your place early!