Cecilia Macfarlane

6 and 7 October 2012
A weekend with Cecilia Macfarlane

This weekend will offer an opportunity to encounter and play in dancing and dance making. You will share some of Cecilia’s compositional processes and aspects of choreography that are particularly relevant to her current practice and performance making. Guided exercises and creative tasks will inform playful and reflective awareness’s, bringing to the fore our individual creative potential.

Cecilia’s work is based on her passionate belief that dance is for everyone: she celebrates the uniqueness and individuality of each dancer. As a performer Cecilia is continually curious about expression, how movement can communicate so powerfully to others without the need for words. Her work is very influenced by her studies with Joan Skinner, Helen Poynor, Deborah Hay and most recently Anna Halprin.

Cecilia will perform her acclaimed solo “I’ll leave you to yourself then” on the evening of Friday 5 October at 7.00pm in The Ellen Terry Building and a complimentary ticket is offered to all weekend participants.
“Dance is fundamental to my being and makes me who I am. For this solo I also wrote poems and made sculptures. The dance and the making have all weaved around my journey and have led very naturally to this piece.” Macfarlane C. 2012

The weekend costs £80 (employed) £65 (self employed or part time) £50 (unwaged)
Please book by contacting bookings@decoda-uk.org

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More about Cecilia…

Cecilia Macfarlane is an Oxford based independent dance artist with a national and international reputation for her work in the community. She trained as a teacher at the Royal Academy of Dance and as a dancer at the London School of Contemporary Dance. Her passion for dance has inspired her 40 years of working as a dancer, teacher, director and university lecturer. She is the founding director of Oxford Youth Dance, DugOut Adult Community Dance, Crossover Intergenerational Dance Company and co-founding director of Oxford Youth Dance Company.