Summer Dancing: 25 June - 3 July 2010, a seasonal festival of contemporary dance in the city of Coventry
Yoga Class Workshop Intensive Discussion Performance

The events will be held across Coventry city, centred around the University:

  • Lanchester Gallery
  • Ellen Terry Building
  • Institue for Creative Enterprise
  • Herbert Museum and Art Gallery
  • Warwick Arts Centre

See below for attendance packages and optional extras.

2010 Friday 25 June Saturday 26 June Sunday 27 June Monday 28 June Rest Wednesday 30 June Thursday 1 July Friday 2 July Saturday 3 July
8.45-9.45
Dynamic Yoga**
Ervin Menyhart
Dynamic Yoga for Dancers

A playful exploration of dynamic yoga forms, especially suited for Dancers!

Daily at 8.45 - 9.45, Ellen Terry Building

Note: These classes need to be booked with Ervin directly.
This is not a drop in class.
Click on the 'Ervin Menyhart' link to see more information on how to book.
8.45-9.45
Dynamic Yoga**
Ervin Menyhart
8.45-9.45
Dynamic Yoga**
Ervin Menyhart
8.45-9.45
Dynamic Yoga**
Ervin Menyhart
8.45-9.45
Dynamic Yoga**
Ervin Menyhart
8.45-9.45
Dynamic Yoga**
Ervin Menyhart
8.45-9.45
Dynamic Yoga**
Ervin Menyhart
8.45-9.45
Dynamic Yoga**
Ervin Menyhart
9:00 Jam
10:00 10.00-12.00
Class
Andrea Buckley
10.00-17.00
Workshop
Florence Peake
10.00-17.00
Subtlety & Impact**
Moving Men
10.00-17.00
Workshop
Florence Peake
10.00-13.00
Subtlety & Impact**
Moving Men
Subtlety & Impact - Dancing in Trio, Duet and Solo

Contact-Workshop with Moving Men: Adrian Russi, Charlie Morrissey, Jacky Miredin

This workshop will explore ways in which we can move fluidly into and out of connected, centred and multi-directional contact with different moving bodies in space. We will find out how to work with softness and subtlety whilst remaining direct and clear and cultivating a state of readiness for every possibility: pause, action, speed, softness, force etc. Therefore exploring the place between following and leading as well as developing a porous and fluid connection between moving on our own and moving in contact with partners will be important. We will look at technical skills and experiential approaches to different principles including the relationship of body weight to gravity and the experience of momentum in motion. The work will include solo, partner and trio exploration and we will take time to build a relationship with our partners through listening, offering, following and developing generosity in our dancing. The workshop will be detailed, highly physical, playful and fun. Come prepared to dance and with a good base in CI!

Friday June 25th, 11:30 - 17:00
Saturday June 26th, 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday June 27th, 10.00 - 13.00

Note: This intensive is only available as a complete workshop. It is not a drop in class.
10.00-17.00
Workshop
Cecilia Macfarlane
Workshop
Cecilia Macfarlane

In this workshop we will focus on 'Your Five Cardinal lines' as used in Feldencrais technique and use these to inform and inspire our moving. There will also be awareness of abdominal breathing as used in yoga practice and how this can be a foundation for in depth movement research. The heart of the session will be exploring sets of contrasting and complimenting improvisation tasks that when used together can widen movement vocabulary and change habitual thinking. This work is inspired by my studies with Stephanie Skura.

Please bring a mat, rug, journal and pens and cold drinks.

Monday June 28th, 10.00 - 17.00
10.00-17.30
Movement
Ritual**

Helen Poynor
Movement Ritual
Helen Poynor

Anna Halprin's Movement
Ritual can be used as a daily practice, a physical meditation, a warm up or work-out and as a springboard for movement explorations. The ritual fosters a wholistic approach to movement deepening kinaesthetic awareness, encouraging flexibility in the spine and enlivening the whole body. Movement
Ritual takes the form of a fluid sequence of floor movements. These two and a half days will devoted to in-depth investigation of the earlier sections of the ritual including pair work and creative explorations.

Wednesday June 30th, 10.00 - 17.30
Thursday July 1st, 10.00 - 17.30
Friday July 2nd, 10.00 - 13.00

Note: This intensive is only available as a complete workshop. It is not a drop in class.
10.00-17.00
Workshop**
Lucia Walker & Gill Clarke
MOVING BETWEEN
  • Space and Support
  • Attention and Action
  • Form and Freedom
Continuing their long- term collaboration Gill and Lucia will guide exploration into the experience of moving and learning.

There will be opportunity to connect to your own dancing and co-ordination, to connect to physical forces such as gravity and momentum, and to move and play with others and with the group.

Wednesday June 30th, 10.00 - 17.00
Thursday July 1st, 10.00 - 17.00
Friday July 2nd, 10.00 - 13.00

Note: This intensive is only available as a complete workshop. It is not a drop in class.
10.00-17.30
Movement
Ritual**

Helen Poynor
10.00-17.00
Workshop**
Lucia Walker & Gill Clarke
10.00-13.00
Movement
Ritual**

Helen Poynor
10.00-13.00
Workshop**
Lucia Walker & Gill Clarke
10.00-17.00
Promenade Workshop
Chris Crickmay,
Sylvia Hallett & Eva Karczag
Promenade workshop
Eva Karczag, Sylvia Hallett, Chris Crickmay

This workshop builds upon current and previous collaborations in performance between the three workshop co-ordinators (with backgrounds in dance, music and visual art).

The emphasis is upon improvisation and on combining movement, sound and the use of objects and environments in performance. The work will be accessible to people from a variety of backgrounds (ie. any previous movement and/or art or sound experience is helpful, but not essential).

The intention of the work is to make links not just between art forms, but also between an individual's own personal world and what they create - also exploring how our own imaginative worlds can emerge and become clearer to us through interaction with others and with our surroundings.

The work will give particular weight to each person's ongoing sensory and imaginative experiencing as a source for working.

Saturday 3rd July, 10:00 - 17.00
10.30-12.30
Class
Andrea Buckley
Andrea Buckley

These classes aim to prepare us for the day and will look within the landscape of our bodies to access a starting point to move from. We will work with touch as away to awaken our sense mechanism and through guided instructions, sometimes anatomical - sometimes compositional, we will explore dynamic states of awareness and readiness in the body so as to enhance perception of ourselves and others in relation to the surrounding space.

Friday June 25th, 10.30 - 12.30
Saturday June 26th, 10.00 - 12.00
10.30-12.30
Skinner Intro Class
Joe Moran
Skinner Workshops

Skinner Releasing Technique (SRT) is the pioneering approach to dancing that has evolved from the simple principle that when we are releasing tension and habitual holding patterns we can move more freely, powerfully and articulately. A considerable influence on leading choreographers and improvisational dance-makers across the world, SRT can enhance any movement style whilst fostering artistic sensibility and creative unfoldment.
10.30-12.30
Skinner Ongoing Class
Kirsty Alexander
10.30-12.30
Skinner Intro Class
Joe Moran
10.30-12.30
Skinner Intro Class
Florence Peake
10.30-12.30
Skinner Ongoing Class
Gaby Agis
10.30-12.30
Skinner Intro Class
Florence Peake
11:00
11.30-17.00
Workshop
Florence Peake
Performance into installation workshop and exhibition
Florence Peake

This workshop will explore how performance leaves its residue and mark in space becoming a materiality and another event in itself. The workshop will culminate in an installation through performance lead by Florence Peake.

We will explore the moving body in relation to the Static object, from structural compositional ideas of the form to narratives and metaphor we dress the form/objects/sculpture with.

We will use artists materials such as wood, plaster and paint and build our own installation through the moving body. We will use structured methods for working with artists materials and the body for performance. Text and sound will also be a resource to examine our relationship to objects and sculpture. The performance will emerge from the different processes that you will be guided through and from your own practices and interests that you will bring also. This workshop/performance is developed from the performance installation *Secrets and other pass times.*

Friday June 25th, 11.30 - 17.00
Saturday June 26th, 10.00 - 17.00
Sunday June 27th, 10.00 - 17.00
11.30-17.00
Subtlety & Impact**
Moving Men
Subtlety & Impact - Dancing in Trio, Duet and Solo

Contact-Workshop with Moving Men: Adrian Russi, Charlie Morrissey, Jacky Miredin

This workshop will explore ways in which we can move fluidly into and out of connected, centred and multi-directional contact with different moving bodies in space. We will find out how to work with softness and subtlety whilst remaining direct and clear and cultivating a state of readiness for every possibility: pause, action, speed, softness, force etc. Therefore exploring the place between following and leading as well as developing a porous and fluid connection between moving on our own and moving in contact with partners will be important. We will look at technical skills and experiential approaches to different principles including the relationship of body weight to gravity and the experience of momentum in motion. The work will include solo, partner and trio exploration and we will take time to build a relationship with our partners through listening, offering, following and developing generosity in our dancing. The workshop will be detailed, highly physical, playful and fun. Come prepared to dance and with a good base in CI!

Friday June 25th, 11:30 - 17:00
Saturday June 26th, 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday June 27th, 10.00 - 13.00

Note: This intensive is only available as a complete workshop. It is not a drop in class.
12:00
13:00 13.00-14.30
These fraid edges
Lily Hayward-Smith Cov. Cathedral
"These fraid edges" (working title)

Devised and performed by Lily Hayward-Smith, Jenna Hubbard and Adam Moore

You are invited to witness these three dancers explore an inner landscape of memories through moving, talking and writing.

This performance is the third in a series of events which have been created from a process of exploring memories and developing way's of interacting with them and each other.

Free

Monday 28th June, Coventry Cathedral, 13:00 - 14.30
Monday 28th June, Coventry Cathedral, 17:00 - 18.00
13.00
Promenade 3
Chris Crickmay, Sylvia Hallet &
Eva Karczag

Lanchester Gallery
13.30
Promenade 3
Chris Crickmay, Sylvia Hallet &
Eva Karczag

Lanchester Gallery
14:00
14.30-16.30
Skinner Ongoing Class
Kirsty Alexander
14.30-16.30
Skinner Ongoing Class
Gaby Agis
15:00 15.00-17.00
Discussion circle
chaired by
Natalie Garrett

(by invitation only)
More info...
15.00-17.00
Discussion circle
chaired by
Natalie Garrett

(by invitation only)
More info...
15.30-18.30
Knitting without tears- [re-worked]
Tom Marshman
Herbert Art Gallery
Knitting without tears- [re-worked]
Tom Marshman

In this new piece durational dance performance Tom Marshman attempts to physicality and vocally articulates the hidden metaphors and philosophical possibilities of knitting.

Tom brings together the knitting Handbooks of Elizabeth Zimmermann [author of 'Knitting without tears'], repetitive tap dancing evoking the clicking of the knitting needles and the forming of a sound 'orchestra' of Coventry based knitters.

NOTE: There will be a chaperone to guide people from the Promendade 3 performance in the Lanchester Gallery to the Tom Marshman performance in the Herbert Art Gallery at 15.30.

Free

Friday 2nd July, the old stone staircase, Herbert Art Gallery, 15.30 - 18.30
16:00 16.00-18.00
Valediction
Florence Peake
Ellen Terry building
Valediction
Florence Peake

An audience of 8 at a time is invited to witness a death.
A stuttering detail captured and magnified.
A slow death flickers until the last breath is drawn
A light is shone on the minutia and examined,
Closely interpreted
A large dark pupil, delicate hairs, singed wings hopelessly splutter
Burn

Florence Peake extracts a moment from nature that would normally be overlooked. Peake takes us up close, a breath away from the action and we share a small tragedy. This intimate performance exposes the fragility of existence.

Free

Friday 2nd July, Ellen Terry building, 16.00 - 18.00
17:00 17.00-18.00
These fraid edges
Lily Hayward-Smith Cov. Cathedral
18:00 18.00
Making Space Sharings
Making Space Sharings

Making Space is a process-led residency that takes place alongside the Summer Dancing festival 2010.

The residency offers time and space to support artists to further develop and investigate a particular area of interest.

Sharings resulting from these residencies are given space and time during the main festival and this year take place on Saturday 26th June from 6pm.

Free

Saturday 26th June, 18.00
18.00
Peripheral Landscapes
Gaby Agis, Eeva-Maria Mutka and Titta Court
Herbert Art Gallery
Peripheral Landscapes
Developed in the ancient and changing landscapes of Carmarthenshire and Tornio and Ylitorno in Finland, Peripheral Landscapes is a duet performed by Eeva-Maria Mutka and Titta Court in collaboration with choreographer Gaby Agis, costume designer Helen Merrin and filmmaker Jeff Higley. From expansive coastal cliffs to dark wooded valleys and fast-flowing northern rivers, the dance gradually reveals the performers' own histories within these places, and to each other.

£10 full price/ £7 part time employed/ £5 students

Thursday 1st July, Herbert Art Gallery and Museum (Covered Court), 18.00
18.30-20.30
Prank
Florence Peake Ellen Terry Building
Prank
Florence Peake

Prank is the result of a 3 day workshop and is in collaboration with the participants. The remnants from the performance will form an installation that will be left to view for the duration of the festival.

Free

Monday 28th June, Ellen Terry Building, 18.30 - 20.30
19:00 Social Gathering 19.00
Promenade 3
Chris Crickmay, Sylvia Hallet &
Eva Karczag

Lanchester Gallery
Promenade 3: "12 months passing"

A three day multi-arts durational performance and installation devised and performed by Chris Crickmay, Sylvia Hallett and Eva Karczag.

2 births, 2 deaths, a silent bell in a deserted garden, a person who slipped on the ice... are some of the disparate sources that make up the beginnings of Promenade 3.

Following our 12 hour piece (Promenade 2) in the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum last June, we are presenting another improvised durational work. Promenade 3 draws upon events in the 12 months that have passed since that time. Each of us will have contributed a series of remembered moments (one a month). These are particular occurrences that somehow affected us, or have simply stuck in our memories. The piece is therefore an evocation of all these memories taken from 3 parallel lives and a reflection upon a year gone by.

Once again the work will include movement, sound, objects, light and projections, all contributing to a gradually shifting world composed from these ingredients. We explore the spaciousness of sound, the musicality of movement and the mysterious life of objects. We also explore the avenues of communication that take place between three people when everyday social interchange is set aside.

Live performances will take place at announced times in the course of the three days. In between times, an installation - a residue of what has happened so far - will remain in the gallery. From time to time and unpredictably, the performers will re-enter this installation and continue the live work. Both during and between live performances the audience will be able to come and go as they please.

These performances are open door, audiences are free to come and go as they please and that refreshments will be available outside the Lanchester Gallery so that audiences can have lunch and witness at the same time.

NOTE: On Friday 2nd Juy, there will be a chaperone to guide people to the Tom Marshman performance in the Herbert Art Gallery at 15.30.

Wednesday 30th June performance: Free
Thurday 1st July performance: £10 full price/ £7 part time employed/ £5 students
Friday 2nd July performance: Free

Wednesday 30th June, Lanchester Gallery, 13.00 - 15.00
Thursday 1st July, Lanchester Gallery, 19.00 - 21.00
Friday 2nd July, Lanchester Gallery, 13.30 - 15.30
19.00
Deborah Hay solos
Amy Voris, Joe Moran and Fiona Millward
Ellen Terry Building
An evening of solos

An evening of solos by Deborah Hay, adapted by Amy Voris, Joe Moran and Fiona Millward

£10 full price/ £7 part time employed/ £5 students

Friday 2nd July, Ellen Terry Building (Dance Theatre), 19.00
19:30
Moving Out
Graduate Platform

Ellen Terry Building**
Moving Out Graduate Platform

Moving Out is a graduate performance opportunity as part of Summer Dancing 2010. We are offering six graduate artists an opportunity to take part in the festival and show their own work in a main festival performance.

As well as an opportunity to share their work at a professional level, the selected artists will be given one to one feedback with an experienced dance maker. We are inviting you to put forward your dance works, whether completed or work in progress, at this stage.

The date of the Moving Out performance is Wednesday 30th June and the evening will take place in the Ellen Terry Performing Arts building in central Coventry at 7.30 pm.

Tickets can be booked by contacting movingout@summerdancing.co.uk

£10 full price/ £7 part time employed/ £5 students

Wednesday 30th June, 19.30
19.45
Four and four:
two quartets in two halves

WAC++
Performance into installation workshop and exhibition

Curated as part of the Summer Dancing Festival 2010 this will be an intriguing evening of dance and sound, performed by a group of outstanding contemporary performers.

Moving Men
Following a string of performances at venues across Europe. This performance is created in front of your eyes by an international trio of acclaimed dancers: Jean-Hugues Miredin (FR), Adrian Russi (CH), and Charlie Morrissey (UK). Musician Scott Smith will also play live as part of this score.

A Quartet of Women
Internationally renowned dancers Andrea Buckley and Lucia Walker have been brought together especially for this performance along with a third guest, while musician Sylvia Hallett will perform a spontaneous score.

Each compelling performance is created in real time - each one highly physical and infused with a rare chemistry and immediacy. Moment by moment the audience become aware that they are witnessing the making of this live event.

£10 full price/ £5 students and usual concessions

To book for this event please follow the link to Warwick Arts Centre web site.

Sunday 27th June, Warwick Arts Centre, 19.45
20:00
21:00
2010
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15:00
16:00
17:00
18:00
19:00
20:00
21:00
** These intensives are only available as complete workshops. They are not drop in classes.
++ Must be booked directly through Warwick Arts Centre book office
** Tickets can be booked through movingout@summerdancing.co.uk
** These yoga classes must be booked in advance through Ervin. They are not drop in classes.

Flexible attendance packages available:

Full Price Part time employed Concessions
Whole festival £260 £210 £175
3 day intensives £100 £80 £70
1 day specials £40 £30 £25
2 days of morning class £20 £15 £12.50
One off morning class £12 £10 £8

Optional extras:

Dynamic Yoga for Dancers
with Ervin Menyhart


For detailed information and to book a place for yoga, click here

One to one somatic body work
with Kerstin Wellhofer
(ISMETA registered RSMT/RSME)


For detailed information and a timetable of available slots, click here

To book a one to one session with Kerstin please contact: k.wellhofer@blueyonder.co.uk

other dance events in Coventry during summer dancing:

www.bubblechamber.org

Disclaimer: the programme is subject to funding. Events, classes and workshops are subject to change.


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