Marina Collard

Monday 25th June – Wednesday 27th June 2012; 11:30-13:30

Morning workshops with Marina Collard

The class begins with a slow exploration of the breath, the cavities in the body and the fluidity of the motion of the breath. We pay attention to the midline leading to finding connection through the whole skeletal system, connective tissue system and the skin. In bringing the whole body into a state of awareness, we continue this exploration in moving. The class has a clear sense of progression, encouraging the dancer to listen to their own sense of weight in the moment of moving and to be playful with their musicality.

Drop in rates:

Full £12 ¦ Independent artist £10 ¦ Student £8

Improvisation jam FREE, when booked with all Marina’s morning workshops.

Please indicate on your booking form which days you are booking for.

Marina Collard is a freelance dancer, teacher and dance maker. She has worked for many independent choreographers and companies including Carol Brown Dances, Cando Co, Siobhan Davies Dance Company and more recently for Dog Kennel Hill, Joe Moran and Ersatz Dance.

Marina has extensive teaching experience delivering company class and professional class both nationally and internationally. She regularly teaches at Independent Dance and at Greenwich Dance Agency where she is also a mentor for the new generation of teachers. Marina often teaches at London Contemporary Dance School and Laban. She has made works on third year students at both these schools and at London studio Centre.

Alongside her dance work Marina is a Biodynamic Craniosacral Practitioner working in London and Oxford. Her treatment approach is informed by her career in dance and her own experience of receiving a wide range of treatments throughout that time. Marina enjoys working both as a dance artist and therapist as she finds that each of those practices inform one another and enrich, as well as deepen, her curiosity about the body.

Marina Collard B.C.S.T.  I.A.B.T. registered member of C.S.T.A.



All workshops will take place in and around the Coventry University Campus in Coventry City Centre.  Click here for a map of the campus.

Booking Information

To book your place on any of the above workshops, please complete the booking form and return it to

Your place on the workshop(s) and or classes can only be confirmed on receipt of full payment. If you book a concession place we ask that you bring proof with you when you come for the festival).

Payments are accepted by cheque (made payable to Summer Dancing and sent by post to Decoda (Summer Dancing bookings), Institute for Creative Enterprise, Technology Park, Parkside, Coventry CV1 2NE)