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#8/12 Theo Clinkard

  • Falmouth University Tremough Campus Penryn UK (map)

Date Tuesday 27th August
Time: 11.00am - 5.00pm
Venue: AMATA, Falmouth University, Studio C
Who? For dancers, practitioners, teachers and choreographers with an active physical practice - 18yrs +
Fee: £10 p/p

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Places are limited, so please book in advance.

Workshop Description

Theo's workshop will draw upon his inclusive approach to teaching and creating dance, a perspective and practice that encompasses all of his work.

Through the morning he will be encouraging dancers to bring attention to their perceptive experience of the space, each other and themselves to find greater lucidity in action. Expect sensory exercises, led movement, great music, discussion and group improvisations that encourage connected, articulate and expansive dancing starting.

Dancers are then invited to embody and discuss the practices that lie at the heart of Theo’s current choreographic work. He draws upon a range of exploratory and creative tasks from various creative processes, many of which aim to divert performers self consciousness by focusing on response; to touch, the visual field, conditions of time, language, vivid imagery and to imagined realities. He is passionate about cultivating generous safe spaces for genuine experimentation and connectivity for all those that attend.  

About Theo

Theo Clinkard's practice spans choreography, pedagogy, performance and design. Since launching his company in 2012, he has steadily built an international reputation for creating affecting and visually arresting dances for small to large-scale theatres as well as non-theatre settings. Past company productions include Ordinary Courage, Chalk, Of Land & Tongue and This Bright Field and his company have toured to Chile, Ireland, Switzerland, and Germany. Current works include The Elsewhen Series; a set of duet scores for gallery and museum spaces that he will perform with regular his collaborator, Leah Marojević and a new group work The Century Project that will premiere in 100 years. Recent commissioned works include creations for  Tanztheatre Wuppertal Pina Bausch and  Danza Contemporanea de Cuba, whilst new works currently in development include commissions for Candoco Dance Company and The Talent Hub, a group of ten young professional dancers with autism, learning disabilities or both. 

Theo regularly leads intensives workshops, residencies and classes internationally for professional companies, dance organisations and training institutions, including engagements in Chile, Belgium, Ireland, Germany, Wales, Scotland, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, United States, France, Spain, Cuba, Italy, Finland, Sweden and Norway. He is an Associate Artist at Brighton Dome & Festival, Dance4 and an Honorary Fellow at Plymouth University.

Earlier Event: July 6
#7/12 Laila Diallo
Later Event: August 27
Artist Talk with Theo Clinkard