Dance & Somatic Practices Conference 2015. Photo Credit: Christian Kipp.

Training for the Contemporary Performer

Training for the Contemporary Performer are interdisciplinary workshops led by Sally E. Dean and Dr. Jane Munro. These workshops offer an eclectic range of techniques from somatic-based movement practices and contemporary theatre forms – aiming to equip dancers, actors and live artists with the versatility often needed in contemporary performance practice.

Starting from internal physical awareness practices and a sense of dynamic play in an environment that encourages creative risk, participants will use improvisational structures to train body and voice, awaken sensitivity to dramatic space and explore a variety of forms of presence. This liveness will be used in abstract forms, visual images and live improvised text and movement scores.

Dr. Jane Munro is a performer, choreographer and teacher of immersive performance. She is on the faculty for the MA programs at Central School of Speech and Drama. She has trained at Laban and her work sits in between contemporary performance, live art, and dance. Jane has performed at venues such as Camden’s People’s Theatre, Stoke Newington International Airport, The Place and Siobhan Davies Dance Studios and has worked with Robert Cook, Cathy Turner and Tom Marshman.

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