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Charlotte Arnold

When? w/c 15 April, Monday and Wednesday, 9.30am - 11am

Where? RJC Dance

Charlotte’s class is an attempt to integrate her own research into the seven fundamentals of movement (squat, lunge, push, pull, twist, hinge and locomotion) with everyday training. Using the premise of stripping movement right back, we can hope to find something more efficient and easy when moving. Working through individual explorations and sequences formed from the movement fundamentals we will find a place where our complex and multi-oriented bodies can dance with ease!

Charlotte started Contemporary at the DanceEast CAT in Ipswich before going on to train at NSCD. During her studies, she worked with Joss Arnott, James Finnemore and Susanne Thomas, before graduating with both a Bachelors and Masters degree in Contemporary Dance. In summer 2016, Charlotte joined Black Box Dance Company, first as an apprentice and then as a company dancer, performing works by Marie Brolin-Tani, Tim Rushton and Tina Tapgaard, amongst others. Come December 2018 Charlotte decided that it was time to move onto something new, and returned to Leeds to pursue some form of freelance career.

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Anna Cabré-Verdiell

When? w/c 15 April, Tuesday and Thursday, 9.30am - 11am

Where? RJC Dance

The first part of the session focuses on group dynamics; opening up the awareness of space, trajectory, rhythm and others bodies in the room, we will work to surrender and commit to the group while responding to specific tasks. We will then dive into spatial crossings, working with progressive patterns which will take us from the floor up to standing. The final section will be dedicated to sequential exercises playing with motion and momentum and drawing from material previously explored.

Anna grew up in Barcelona where her professional dance training began at the 'Institut del Teatre'. Alongside dance, her interest in communication expanded into academia obtaining a degree in journalism. Afterwards, she moved to England to graduate from 'The Northern School of Contemporary Dance’ with a First Class honours degree.
Recent professional endeavours include performing in a restaging of Joan Jonas´s early works at the Tate Modern and the creation and touring of Frankenstein, the latest piece by Cascade Dance Theatre. Additionally, Anna works as a freelance writer producing work for a variety of online dance sources.