Upcoming Training Opportunities
Indepen-dance is delighted to offer training and professional development opportunities throughout the year. We also offer work experience and student placements for those who are interested in finding out about Indepen-dance and its work with our dancers, the community and professional dance.
Precarious with Simon Whitehead: CPD workshop for Dance Artists and Teachers
When: Tuesday 22nd May, 10am-5pm
Where: Pollock House, Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G43 1AT Please note: If you require disabled access please let us know in advance as this entrance is located at the side of the building and we will ensure someone meets you and shows you to this entrance. The building also has disabled toilets close to the space we are using and cafe facilities.
Cost: £50/40 (+online booking fee and VAT £3.59/£3.11)
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/precarious-with-simon-whitehead-a-workshop-for-dance-artists-and-teachers-tickets-45060583418 or call Indepen-dance on 0141 552 3555
Simon will share practices that propose ways to collaborate tenderly with our environment, the materials around us and each other. There will be opportunities to work solo and collectively, to leave the studio to work outdoors and to return to develop dance scores with found materials; co-
creating precarious environments in which to move.
Over the last 16 years Simon has located much of his practice in the valley close to his rural home. Walking and encountering places, objects and events, he responds physically, making performances on foot, often fleeting, ephemeral and playful.
He recently developed ‘studies’, a gallery performance with a table, exploring remembrance and the often out of balance, transient relationships between body, object and sound.
Simon is a Movement Artist based in rural Wales and working internationally. His work responds to circumstance through movement and image and may manifest as solo actions or social choreographies, working with communities, other artists, animals and places.
Past Training Events
Inclusive Dance Workshop with Aya Kobayashi: Creative Anatomy and Imagination.
When: Tuesday 27th March, 10am-5pm
Where: Partick Burgh Hall, 9 Burgh Hall Street, Glasgow, G11 5LW
Cost: £50/40 (+online booking fee and VAT £3.59/£3.11)
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/workshop-with-aya-kobayashi-creative-anatomy-and-imagination-tickets-43701596652 or call Indepen-dance on 0141 5594930
The workshop will share various images, objects and diagrams to stimulate the imagination of our moving bodies.
Working with the metaphors and descriptions of the exercises that is inclusive to the group, we stand equally and work together to understand, share, and yet each of us to continue to work on our own inquiries and studies. We invite our whole body and mind to work co-opratively to awaken and cultivate the physical abilities. Using both improvisation and set materials, we knead our dance. It supports discovering the sensations and motions as well as helping to develop the physical memory. We will dedicate to move ‘healthily’.
The workshop aims to have a sense of developmental journey towards performative state. Through tasks we will explore compositions with other bodies in the space.
Aya is an independent dance artist based in UK, recently moved to Glasgow. She has performed for companies such as Flexer & Sandiland, Rosemary Lee, Charlie Morrissey, Gecko Theatre, Saffy Setohy and Lila Dance. Aya has presented her work at various venues in the UK and abroad including The Place, Royal Festival Hall, Birmingham Hippodrome, The Lowry, Northern Ballet, Spain, Egypt, Mexico and Japan. She has been an associate artist for Anjali Dance Company for the last 9 years, where she gained a range of teaching experiences and developed choreographic work with people with leaning disabilities. She enjoys working with inclusive and intergenerational groups and is dedicated to developing the artistry within communities. She works with Tate and presents audience participatory performances and leads education programs. Aya teaches technique and improvisation and works as a rehearsal director. Teaching credits includes Independent Dance, Greenwich Dance, Stopgap Dance Company, Dance Limerick, Proda Norway, Rambert School.
Masterclass with Eve Mutso
Indepen-dance is thrilled to be hosting a fundraiser masterclass with our newest board member and independent dancer/choreographer Eve Mutso (former principal dancer with Scottish Ballet).
When: Sat 24th Feb from 3pm-5pm
Where: Scottish Ballet’s Education Suite within Tramway
Cost: £12 (online booking fee 0.72p)
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dance-masterclass-with-eve-mutso-tickets-42791516578 or call Indepen-dance on 0141 5594930
As a freelancer, Eve encourages all dancers to use their individuality and artistry while helping to strengthen their technique through a structured class. She has previously worked with internationally renowned choreographer Marc Brew on “Exalt“ (integrated work which was choreographed in collaboration with the dancers of Scottish Ballet & Indepen-dance 4) and was invited to teach class at AXIS Dance Company in Oakland, California. Recently she has teamed up with Joel Brown (dancer at Candoco Dance Company) for research and development in order to create a brand new work later this year. See Eve’s full biography below.
Spaces for this exciting opportunity are offered on a first come, first served basis and will be designed based on the diverse experience of those attending. We will also reserve a number of places for bookings from those unable to respond quickly and that we feel would benefit from the experience. The only criteria is that you have experience of dance and are over 16 years old. The more diverse the group the better, so you are equally welcome if you are a professional dancer or if you are interested in being one – it’s open to all dancers. Once you are booked, we will get in touch with a registration form. An Indepen-dance staff member will be present during the masterclass to offer any support that may be required.
Eve Mutso is a freelance dancer & choreographer and former Principal Dancer of Scottish Ballet, Scotland’s national dance company.
Her repertory with Scottish Ballet included roles in the works of Ashton, Arias, Balanchine, Brew, Bruce, Caniparoli, Darrell, Elo, de Frutos, Forsythe, Hampson, Loosmore, MacMillan, Van Manen, Page, Pastor, Petronio and Pickett. In 2012 she created the leading role of Blanche in Meckler/Lopez Ochoa’s A Streetcar Named Desire.
Eve was born in Tallinn, Estonia and graduated from Tallinn Ballet School in 1999, going on to join Estonian National Ballet. She returned to Tallinn in 2011 as Guest Principal to dance the title role in MacMillan’s Manon.
In 2014, Eve choreographed and performed elEven as part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme. This was followed by Ink of Innocence in 2015, also part of the Fringe.
In 2016, after leaving Scottish Ballet, she created Unknown, commissioned by Tramway in Glasgow and subsequently also performed at Dance Base in Edinburgh as part of the Fringe and. In 2017, Unknown was also performed as part of San Francisco International Arts Festival.
She also choreographed and danced for a short film Death As a New Beginning (director Leighton Jones) in 2013 and in 2016 collaborated with Emma Flett for a short film A Dancer’s Journey. She also worked with Make Shorty Productions to create a short dance film EVE.
Eve was nominated by the Critics Circle for the 2015 National Dance Award for Outstanding Female Performance (Classical). She has previously been nominated for Best Female Dancer in 2005 and 2013.
The workshop will take place on
Tuesday, 8th August 2017
10am – 4pm
36 Glenfarg Street
If you would like to receive further information or require assistance with your booking, please contact the office via email@example.com or 0141 559 4930.
The workshop is for everyone that is interested in dance and movement including and not limited to professionals, (community) dancers, students and social work staff.
Maya Matilda Carroll | Instrumental Bodies | CPD training for Dance Artists and Teachers
This workshop handles body, movement, time and space as internal and external latitudes though which dancers perceive their work and compose their actions. Integrating skill and fluidity with in /outlook at vision and imagery, we will observe and rediscover our own interaction with physicality, vocabulary, timing and rhythm. These elements will grow from individual tuning to partnering, collaborative listening and group-work constellations. As an improvisation practice, this workshop follows the passions of the present moment, pursuing its many expressions through the scope of performance/ performative states. The workshop is aimed for experienced movers and dancers who wish to research and expand their compositional practice.
Maya is an independent choreographer, dancer and teacher, based in Berlin since 2004. In the past thirteen years Maya has created over 30 works from solo to extended group pieces. She has collaborated with artists and performers from diverse backgrounds; classical / contemporary dancers, visual artists, poets, musicians, actors, opera singers and amateurs, within different continents and diverse cultural impacts. Maya has been making dance independently as well as being commissioned to create pieces for state theaters, independent companies and dance academies. She leads classes and workshops in Europe and abroad, extensively developing her teaching methods alongside her artistic work. In 2011 Maya formed The Instrument with her partner, composer / musician Roy Carroll. Her work is anchored in the meeting point between the palpable and imagined; drawn from and towards the body’s memory, social roots and myth, pluralities and singularities in humans and environment. http://www.theinstrument.org/
Dance background: between 1997-2000 Maya danced in Muza dance company, Tel-Aviv, Israel. She collaborated with choreographer Lara Barsacq over five years (Tel-Aviv – Paris). Between 2000-2003 Maya danced in Batsheva Ensemble company, directed by Ohad Naharin. She also danced works choreographed by Anat Danieli, Sharon Eyal and Arkadi Zaides to name a few. In 2005 Mayajoined Research Project with Sasha Waltz & Guests in Berlin. Since 2013 she collaborates with choreographer and director Julyen Hamilton. She joined his company Allen`s Line in their last two pieces Goat Ocean and Mud Like Gold.
Venue: Anchor Centre, Paisley
Cost: £50 (£45 CONC) limited free places for GCC staff
Our new workshop concept incorporates both a session in water and on land which provides participants with an unique experience.
This course is aimed at professional and community dancers, social work staff, care workers & those using dance and movement in a community setting.
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