Upcoming Teaching

If you’re interested in organising some teaching, feel free to send me a message via the contact page.

Dates below run furthest into the future first.


 

19th – 20th November 2018, TripSpace, London.

11:00 – 12:30, £5 Drop -in.

We’ll be taking a look at floorwork, through the material of Flying Low. This is a technique initiated by David Zambrano that uses simple movement patterns and principles (such as spiralling and alternating between expansion and cohesion) to dance our whole selves in, out and along the floor with speed, efficiency… and pleasure! We’ll take a detailed look at the material, breaking it down to find functions that work for each of us, then we’ll put it back together for some full-bodied dancing!

I highly recommend long trousers (within reason!) and covered shoulders.

TripSpace


5th – 8th November 2018, Greenwich Dance, London.

10:30-12:00

We’ll be taking a look at floorwork, through the material of Flying Low. This is a technique initiated by David Zambrano that uses simple movement patterns and principles (such as spiralling and alternating between expansion and cohesion) to dance our whole selves in, out and along the floor with speed, efficiency… and pleasure! We’ll take a detailed look at the material, breaking it down to find functions that work for each of us, then we’ll put it back together for some full-bodied dancing!

I highly recommend long trousers (within reason!) and covered shoulders.

Greenwich Dance


25th -26th August 2018, Wainsgate Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge

11:00-18:00 Both Days. £60

To book, email Rob at robdothopper@aol.co.uk

Facebook event

The Plan.
In the mornings we’ll look at some principles of floorwork, through the material of Flying Low. FL is a technique initiated by David Zambrano that uses simple movement patterns and principles (such as spiralling and alternating between expansion and cohesion) to dance our whole selves in, out and along the floor with safety, speed, efficiency… and pleasure! We’ll take a detailed look at the movements, breaking them down to allow everyone to find a way though the material that works for them, before putting it all back together for some full-bodied dancing!

Continuing the thread from the morning, afternoons will be group improvisation, influenced by David Zambrano’s Passing Through structure. We’ll rigorously and playfully look at how to place our pathways, phrases and movements in relation to others’ in space. Starting from walking and running patterns, with tools for opening our attention and sharpening our decision making. We’ll then bring this work into our dancing, with the overarching attitude that generating movement is not the end point of improvisation, but rather dancing that is relevant to the situation and communicative to all participants and audience.

For the floorwork I highly recommend long trousers (within reason!) and covered shoulders.


16th – 20th July 2018 at P.A.R.T.S. Brussels

Assisting Vera Tussing at the P.A.R.T.S. summer school, a five day project looking at Vera and Esse Vanderbruggen’s work.

P.A.R.T.S. website