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Jennifer-Lynn Crawford

When? Monday 24 Sept - Thursday 27 Sept, 9.30am - 11am

Where? RJC Dance, The Mandela Centre

Class is based on a strong belief that dancing is enjoyable and physical and intelligent in equal measures. Emphasis is placed on patterns as sensory and tactile, giving different angles and insight into individual possibility and preferences. These patterns are a means to an end - helping us find useful information with our bodies, not to remember ‘steps’ or co- ordinations, but to find connections that can sustain us as we dance. Sometimes class starts from the ground, supporting organisation and clarity through developmental and evolutionary movement patterns. Sometimes class grows out of relational play with others or the space we share. End sequences are offered as templates for individual play and experimentation. Improvisation is always welcome.

Jennifer-Lynn Crawford is a freelance dance artist and Certified RolferTM. A transatlantic transplant, she trained in Canada at Quinte Ballet School and the School of Toronto Dance Theatre before joining the postgraduate group EDge at London Contemporary Dance School in 2002. She has a long-standing involvement in the UK’s conservatoire system for HE dance training and was on faculty at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance 2007-2016. She has taught and performed throughout the UK and internationally, working with choreographers such as Charlotte Spencer, Siobhan Davies and Hofesh Shechter. She is currently working with Hagit Yakira, developing her new work ‘If One Keeps Walking’.