We will begin with a dance warm up taught by Magalie Lanriot. Kate will then lead a vertical dance conditioning session using Wanda Moretti’s Suspension Training for Dancers. We will then focus on vertical dance technique on the wall, exploring body orientation, inversion, and aerial movement. In the afternoons we will learn some repertory and do some creative play.
17, 18, 19 November
Kate Lawrence & Magalie Lanriot
Kate trained in dance at Thamesdown and Laban (1984 – 1989). She is currently a part-time lecturer in performance at Bangor University and was previously she dance lecturer at University of Surrey where she pioneered a vertical dance undergraduate module (2003 – 2010), fusing her dance background with her long-standing passion for rock climbing. She has taught around Britain and in Canada, France, Greece and Croatia including at European Aerial Dance Festival and at Les Rencontres de Danse Aerienne. She has undertaken commissions from and collaborated with National Theatre Wales, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, Marc Rees, Llawn Festival, Venue Cymru, Pontio and Pflasterspektalkl Linz resulting in performances on Belfast City Hall, Snowdon, Guildford Cathedral and National Library of Wales. Her work has been supported by Arts Council Wales and incudes Ynghwm/Roped Together (2011) Pobl Dre (2012), Gwymon (2013/14), Porth (2015) and Omnibus (2016). She writes about performance and in 2010 published the first scholarly article on vertical dance: ‘Hanging from knowledge: ‘fieldwork’ on the National Library of Wales’ in Performance Research, ‘Fieldworks’: On Performance, Landscape and Environment. Kate’s company, Vertical Dance Kate Lawrence, is based in North Wales.
Magalie is a dancer, performer and teacher with training in contemporary and aerial dance. Currently residing in Lisbon, it was there that she discovered the world of the circus in Armazém 13 Circus Project, where she receives training, particularly focused on aerial dance. She performed with "Gravity and Levity" in "Rites of War"- UK Tour 2014, created by Lindsey Butcher and Darshan Singh Bhuller. In 2011 Magalie created her own company L’Envers du Pied and choreographed a solo and trapeze dance" Entre... moi" performing it at a number of festivals including: Les Festival Rencontres de la Danse Aerienne in La Baule, France (2012, 2013), Festivox in Bordeaux, France (2011), Malaposta Festival, Portugal (2011), Ficadance Évora Festival, Portugal (2011), Almada Dance Festival, Portugal (2011) and Festival of Santa Barbara Centre for Aerial Arts, USA (2014). She is a teacher in the Olga Roriz’s company and works as a project assistant for the F.O.R. Dance Theater. She has also taught at the following festivals, schools and projects: European Aerial Dance Festival in UK; Les Rencontres de la Danse Aerienne in La Baule, France; Janze Circus Schools, in France and Armazém 13 project, Lisbon.
She is working in association with several studios, providing formation and research for aerial and contemporary dance in Portugal.
9am to 10am | Warm Up Dance Class | Magalie Lanriot
10am to 11am | Special Vertical Trainning | Kate Lawrence
11.30am to 1.30pm | Vertical Dance Technique | Kate Lawrence
1.30pm to 2.30pm | Lunch
2.30pm to 4.30pm | Lab and Creative Lab | Kate Lawrence and Magalie Lanriot
Include all workshop equipment
Please be advised the Workshop fees are non-refundable
Please pay to the following account
Banco Espirito Santo
IBAN PT 50 0007 0000 0005 5521 4432 3
SWIFT/ BIC BESCPTPL
The Workshop is open to dancers, gymnasts and performers with a good technical level of fitness and physical activity