London/UK

London Metropolitain University
London residency: May 26-June 6, 2009

The residency at London Metropolitan University will be hosted by the Performing Arts Section, and coordinated by Thomas Kampe.

Londonmet will provide 3 studio spaces and a fully equipped studio theatre. Space to allow for intensive training, project rehearsal, choreographic workshops, and mentoring support. At this stage in the DBB process the technical and administrative support provided Londonmet can serve as a vehicle for work in progress showings, feedback and improvement of artistic projects in preparation for final presentations in Hamburg.

During the daily morning sessions the group will work on technical practice, using the somatic movement learning processes such as The Feldenkrais Method, as a starting point for technical enquiry, movement exploration, and partnering work.

Each afternoon, participants will have the opportunity to work with London-based guest choreographers. These sessions will include artistic workshops, mentoring support, feedback, debate and exchange. Participants will spend time for self directed work in our studios, backed up by technical support, such as lighting, sound and digital technologies.

Guest artists will include Colin Poole, Stefanie Schober and other practitioners.

Thomas Kampe was born in 1959 and is currently Dance Coordinator and Senior Lecturer for Movement and Dance in the Performing Arts Section at the Londonmetropolitan University in London. He trained as a visual artist Germany and subsequently trained in dance at the Laban Centre and at Middlesex University in London. Thomas has worked in theatre for more than twenty years, as a choreographer, director, designer and as a performer, including work with Liz Aggiss, Hilde Holger, Rosemary Lee, and Julia Pascal. He has choreographed, taught, and performed in Britain, Europe, Scandinavia, and South America. Thomas received a British Council Fellowship in 1986, and a Lisa Ullmann Travelling Scholarship in 1994 to study at LIMS, Susan Klein School and at Erick Hawkins studio in New York City. His works have included solo performances featured in galleries and venues including Moltkerei Cologne, The ICA London and The Purcell Room London, international collaborations with dance and theatre companies, installation work in São Paulo, Brazil, and his most recent site-specific choreography with a cast of 150 performers ( plus one dog!) in St. Pauli Stadium in Hamburg, Germany, in 2003. Thomas’ research interests are in the developing of a contemporary, anatomically informed perspective on dance techniques, based in the Central European Modern Tradition, as well as in applying choreographic knowledge and methodologies to a wider theatrical context. He is a teacher and practitioner of the Feldenkrais Method ©. Thomas was a senior lecturer at University College Chichester for nine years before joining the Performing Arts section of London Metropolitan University in 2002. His projects at The Facility: trace/reverse, Crossing , Escapade, Hilde Holger Centenary Project and City of Refuge.

Daily schedule

Week 1

Tues 26/05/09

Wed 27/05/09 Thurs 28/05/09 Fri 29/05/09 Sat 30/05/09
Thomas Kampe

Feldenkrais

Method and

Dance

10-12am

Thomas Kampe

Feldenkrais

Method and

Dance

10-12am

Thomas Kampe

Feldenkrais

Method and

Dance

10-12am

Thomas Kampe

Feldenkrais

Method and

Dance

10-12am

Thomas Kampe

Feldenkrais

Method and

Dance

10-12am

Workshop 1

Lizzy LeQuesne

Writing Dance

1-4pm

Workshop 1

Lizzy LeQuesne

Writing Dance

1-4pm

Workshop 1

Lizzy LeQuesne

Writing Dance

1-4pm

Workshop 2
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Steven Tiller

Dancer as Actor

States of Intensity

1-4pm

Workshop 2

Steven Tiller

Dancer as Actor:

States of Intensity

1-3pm

4-8pm project

practice

Mentoring

TK CP SS ST EL

4-8pm project

practice

Mentoring

TK CP SS ST EL

4-8pm project

practice

Mentoring

TK CP SS ST  EL

4-8pm project

practice Mentoring

TK CP

SSCH ST EL

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Week 2

Mon 01/06/09

Tues 02/06/09 Wed 03/06/09 Thur 04/06/09 Fri 05/06/09
10-12am

Colin Poole

Feldenkrais

Method and

Dance

10-12am

Colin Poole

Feldenkrais

Method and

Dance

10-12am

Colin Poole

Feldenkrais

Method and

Dance

10-12am

Colin Poole

Feldenkrais

Method and

Dance

10-12am

Colin Poole

Feldenkrais

Method and

Dance

2-4 pm

Workshop 3

Stefanie Schober

Choreographic

Patterns

Workshop 3

Stefanie Schober

Choreographic

Patterns

1-4pm

Workshop 3

Stefanie Schober

Choreographic

Patterns

1-4pm

project

practice in studio

theatre

(techn support)

1-4pm

project

practice in studio

theatre

(techn support)

4-8pm project

practice

Mentoring

TK CP SS ST EL

4-8pm project

practice

Mentoring

TK CP SS ST EL

4-8pm project

practice

& technical

support

4-8 pm project

practice Mentoring

TK CP SS ST EL

Evening: Work

in progress

showing in studio theatre

Saturday 06/06/09 feed back session with TK , students, and tutors Team

Colin Poole, DanceArtist, is a born and bred Londoner. Notably, his dance history includes Phoenix and Rambert Dance companies. As a choreographer he has resided as an associate artist The Place and Royal Opera House. He has participated in research labs with The Place (Guy Cools, Yasmeen Godder) and Colina 2006 (Rui Horta). His latest appearances have been for British Council’s UKmoves in Lille and British Dance Edition Liverpool 2008. His latest international touring includes Spain, Cyprus, France and Italy. Currently he is touring two solo works The Box Office and Joyride . Colin is a trained practitioner of the Feldenkrais Method®.
Workshop: Feldenkrais Method® and Contemporary dance practice

Lizzy Le Quesne,Dance Artist/Writer, is an independent dance artist and writer. Trained at Brighton University and Laban Centre London, she works in performance, video and photography, and her work has been presented in galleries, specific sites and theatres in the UK, USA, Japan, Russia, Czech Republic, Belgium, Germany, Argentina. She writes for national and international arts and culture publications including Ballet Tanz (Ger), Dance Magazine (USA), Contemporary magazine (UK), Intelligent Life (UK), Umelec International, Time Out City Guides and several artists’ catalogues. She also performs with various artists including Ricochet Dance Productions - Jan Pusch, Wally Cardona - Susanna Szperling and Rosemary Lee. 2000-2005 she was based in Prague where she was dance and visual arts writer for the Prague Post, and editor in chief of Tanecni Zona the Czech dance magazine. She was Guest Teacher at Duncan Centre Conservatory of Modern Dance and for one year British Council Artist in Residence at the Prague Academy of Performing Arts. Since 2005 she has been based in London. She is a visiting lecturer in Critical Theory and Movement Research on the BA Dance and Visual Art at Brighton University, and at London Metropolitan University.
Workshop: Installing dance: dance and writing

Stephanie Schober, Dance Artist, studied Medicine at the Humboldt University in Berlin and Dance Theatre at Laban. In 2002 she formed Stephanie Schober & Dance Company to create and perform her own dance works in close collaboration with other individual artists, most recently with dancers Katsura Isobe, Elisabetta d’Aloia and Juraj Korec and composers John-Marc Gowans and Matteo Fargion. She was a recipient of the Bonnie Bird New Choreography Award in 2002 and resident dance artist at the South Bank Centre and at Laban in 2003-4 before Dance 4 and the Royal Opera House commissioned her latest works. Choreographies for her company include “Made Elsewhere” (2002), “Inside Us”(2003), “Change” (2004), “Catch” (2005), “Newly”(2007) and “The Accompanists” (2007), which so far have been performed extensively in the U.K. and abroad in Belgium, Portugal, Germany, Austria and Spain. Stephanie has been teaching at Laban, The Place, Northern School of Contemporary Dance and London Metropolitan University.

Workshop: Choreographic Patterning
The workshop will consist of practical tasks and discussions around movement composition to feed into the participants own work. We will look at ways of creating material based on patterns with the question of when and why we keep watching. It will be an opportunity to share experiences and thoughts about how composition can be a useful tool to build a momentum within a dance piece and to keep its development unpredictable and surprising.

Steve Tiller, Theatre Director/Actor, is an actor, a director, a teacher and a theatre producer. He is the Artistic Director of The Wedding Collective, a site specific, Arts Council funded and new writing theatre company that specialises in pieces that are strongly engaged with social and political issues. He produced The Vagina Monologues in the UK for five years and enjoys working with professional actors, students, the unemployed, the homeless and prisoners  - in fact anyone who wants to learn and to change.
Workshop: Dancer as Actor

Simeon Lewis, Technician

Julian Deering, Technician /Composer

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