The contact jam is a traditional part of contact improvisation practice and offers an informal space for dancers to play and work. This jam provided an opportunity for students with experience of CI to explore newly learned techniques and extend these into an open improvisation space. This contact Jam was coordinated by Lalitaraja as part of the Roehampton dance festival. Filmed and edited by Alice Denton Find out more about classes and performances in the dance festival. Website: http://roehampton.ac.uk/dance2011/index.html Festival Blog: rdf2011.posterous.com Facebook: facebook.com/roehamptondance Twitter: @roehamptondance
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Relaxation, the use of voice, writing, breathing and free association are some means to be used in this workshop in order to find the movements, actions, structures and desires of composition that are currently inside us. We will explore some of them separately in order to incorporate them later in longer and more complex improvisational processes or even in composition processes. Equally important will be the particular states of consciousness, the attention to exterior and interior signals (awareness), the use of space and the exploration of objects and materials. Irony and empty hands will take us further. BIOGRAPHY Vera Mantero is an internationally renowned Portuguese dance maker. She studied classical dance with Anna Mascolo and danced in the Gulbenkian Ballet between 1984 and 1989. Mantero started choreographing in 1987 and, since 1991, has been presenting her solo and group work all over Europe, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Singapore, South Korea and the USA. Her recent work “The Clean and The Dirty”, premiered in April 2016 at the Maria Matos Theatre in the framework of the cycle “The Three Ecologies”, reflects the choreographer's concerns for fundamental issues such as the environment, economic sustainability, social cohesion and inclusion, and Citizenship. Vera Mantero participates regularly in international improvisation projects alongside improvisers and choreographers such as Lisa Nelson, Mark Tompkins, Meg Stuart and Steve Paxton. Since the year 2000 Mantero has also been exploring vocal work, either singing the repertoire of different authors or co-creating experimental music projects. She regularly teaches composition and improvisation in Portugal and abroad. Recently, Vera Mantero was invited by Boris Charmatz to be part of “20 Dancers for the 20th Century”, a living archive of the defining choreographic solos of the 20th century, that took place at Tate Modern (London) and at the Paris Opera/Palais Garnier (Paris) in 2015, and at the Staatsoper, in Hannover (Tanzkongress) and at the Museo Reina Sofía (Madrid) in 2016. www.orumodofumo.com
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Roehampton Dance sneaked in Michaelis studio and captured the rehearsals for "Gaby Agis: Shouting Out Loud, Reconstructed 2014". Gaby Agis’s 'Shouting Out Loud, Reconstructed 2014', originally choreographed in 1984, is a dance performance for thirteen women set to a soundtrack by the iconic feminist punk band 'The Raincoats'. 'Shouting Out Loud, Reconstructed 2014' will be performed this October for three London shows only - at University of Roehampton on the 22 October and at Chisenhale Dance Space on the 24 October. The re-cast includes three generations of women and features some of the original dancers: Mary Prestidge, Jessica Loeb and Lucy Fawcett. Ana Da Silva from 'The Raincoats' will play live sets at the Chisenhale Dance Space performances.
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A short interview of Tilman O' Donnell & Cyril Baldy, former members of The Forsythe Dance Company. Both artists were in residency at the University of Roehampton where they shared their on-going research on the WHATEVER-ING concept to professional dancers and students from Roehampton Dance.
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New works choreographed for Roehampton Dance students in the third year performance module Performance & Repertory and the student-led third year company Third Row Dance. Featuring choreographies by Jack Webb, Joe Moran, Renaud Wiser and Jia-Yu Corti. Filmed and Edited by Rachel Nash For more information visit http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/dance2011/
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Here Simon Ellis asks Eva Recacha about her choreographic decisions and collaborations. With footage from her work in progress 'Easy Rider' and choreography made with MRes and MFA Students from University Of Roehampton. Eva Recacha Easy Rider Friday 25 April - Saturday 26 April The Place http://www.theplace.org.uk/eva-recacha-1 Supported by ACE through National Lottery and O Espaço Do Tempo. Commissioned by The Place.
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A programme of reconstructed and newly choreographed dances performed by Consort de Danse Baroque (artistic director Philippa Waite) with musicians from the Welsh Baroque Orchestra (Andrew Wilson-Dickson, harpsichord; Annika Gray, violin), and music from the baroque repertoire. Filmed and edited by Alice Underwood For more information visit - www.roehampton.ac.uk/dance2011
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Extracts from the Final Year Showcase. Friday 18 May 2012 YES/NO/MAYBE - Choreography by Hanna Gilgren (in collaboration with the dancers) Wide Open Spaces - Choreography by James Finnemore Rite of Wrong - Choreography by Mari Frogner Leafhouse - Choreography by Annie Pui Ling Lok Dancers: Performance and Repertoire students and Third Row Dance Company Video and Edit: Megan Villegas
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MA Dance Anthropology graduate and current PhD student Debbie Williams discusses her experiences of Roehampton Dance
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Roehampton Dance blends choreography and performance with world-leading thinking in dance, in a creative and supportive atmosphere. Over three decades, the University of Roehampton, London, has forged a distinctive identity in dance learning. This video introduces the BA, MA/MFA/MRes, and PhD/MPhil programmes.
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Roehampton MRes Choreography and Performance graduate Mariana Amorim discusses her experience on one year MRes programme at Roehampton Dance
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Filmed by Alice Denton and edited by Adele Bush Choreographer - Craig Coombs Composer - David Coonan Musicians - Alena Lugovika, Tom lee and Aya Watanabe Performers - Kayleigh Prescott, Emma Cully, Daisy Marlin, Beth Harris, Emily Parkman, Chloe Pitcher, Tia McTredder, Ceyda Tanc and Hayley Ovens.
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“We only part to meet again” (John Gay) A film by Sumedha Bhattacharyya and Hediyeh Azma MA Choreomundus- International Master in Dance Knowledge, Practice and Heritage students: SUMMARY: Life beyond death is always a concern. Not only as a fear of death but also a fear of loneliness for those who are left alive. Like many other people who are 'left alive' by their beloved, I feel we are living with their memory! Or even their soul! It is a matter of corporeality. Saraab goes beyond corporeality through a screen choreography. 'Saraab', which has the meaning of mirage in Persian language, was another Indo-Iranian collaborative curatorial project, consisted of two movement-based experimental workshops accompanying by two video installations. workshops were held simultaneously in two different spaces, and videos had two extremely different points of view towards missing a beloved one. Thus, each group of audience had distinct observational experience. ‘Reflection meeting’ between the two groups observes how human consciousness might be affected by environment.
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Title: HIVE Choreography/Camera/Edit: Eloise Mavronicholas Dance: Georgina Coy Music: Tinder by Origamibiro The Screendance Hive was created in 2017 with the hope of developing a personal understanding of fusion between art forms. A pre-existing choreography was placed into a pre-existing immersive architectural installation. The camera co-inhabits the space to capture and draw on the material conversation between body and site. This connection allows for parallels to be made and developed throughout the work. HIVE was in many senses a collaborative venture, with the installation and also with the dancer, whereby her life, landscape, and memories shaped the content of the choreography and film.
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BA Dance: Screendance by Shannon Higerty An exploration of nature, feral behaviour and the uncomfortable. Camera/Edit/Direction: Shannon Higerty Performance: Katana Higerty Music: Emptyset - Tangent Fis - CE Visions Fis - Duckdive Zack Hemsey - The Way Instrumental Natural Sounds
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Audio recording of a research seminar hosted by the Centre for Dance Research, University of Roehampton, on 6 March 2014. Dr Catherine Foley is Course Director, MA Ethnochoreology and MA Irish Traditional Dance Performance, The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick. About her seminar 'Step Dancing in Ireland: Embodiments of Culture and Identity': Economic, social and political circumstances shape notions of culture and identity and in Ireland, as in many other cultures around the world, this has been particularly expressed through dance. In this talk I focus on one dance form, step dancing, and I discuss how transformations in Irish culture have been witness to different embodiments and expressions of culture and identity through the step dancing body. I also explore how the transnationalisation of Irish step dancing has ensured a multiplicity of voices and identities which have also contributed to current discourses and cultural understandings of Irish dancing. Links to Youtube clips used in the seminar: The McCaffrey Dancers. The Tara Broach Figure Dance. Club Ceili RTE 1965: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhgJGoYd-fE Riverdance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W22gpBv00gg Prodijig in the Finals of Got to Dance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oy3gCVaYk8E
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Filmed by Alice Denton and edited by Adele Bush Choreographer - Damon Anthony Lattimer Composer - Jieun Park Musicians - Alena Lugovika, Tom Lee and Aya Wantanabe Performers - Lucy Kuipers and Matt Howell
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Hanna Gillgren performing in Intra at Roehampton University 17th May 2011 Intra, 17th May, at Roehampton University is an evening of performances of five in house artists. This is a taster of Hanna Gillgren's duet performance with Heidi Rustgaard. They are both artistic directors, performers and choreographers for h2dance company. Filmed and edited by Alice Denton Find out more about classes and performances happening this week in the dance festival. Website: http://roehampton.ac.uk/dance2011/index.html Festival Blog: rdf2011.posterous.com Facebook: facebook.com/roehamptondance Twitter: @roehamptondance
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In this rehearsal clip (7 January 2016), Sheron Wray examines the influence of Martha Graham vocabulary on the dance. Wray demonstrates and analyses for student dancer Claudia Tonietto what she calls ‘Graham hands’ and ‘Graham contraction’. In September 2015, the Department of Dance at the University of Roehampton began work on a yearlong project titled Breakdown Harmonica; the research examines and documents the dance Harmonica Breakdown, choreographed by Jane Dudley in 1938. Funded through the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Digital Transformations Small Grant scheme, the project is a collaboration between the University of Roehampton and the University of Surrey.
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Hosted by 2nd Nature Youth Dance Company. Performances include 2nd Nature Youth Dance Company, Ibstock Place School Youth Dance Company, Richmond College Youth Dance Company, Quicksilver - Rambert's Youth Dance Company. Also Includes Dance on Film by City and Islington Sixth Form College (AS Dance and AS Music Technology student) and English National Ballet and Harlequins Rugby League Foundation. Filmed and Edited by Alice Underwood For more information visit - www.roehampton.ac.uk/dance2011
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