October teachers 

Morning class from 11:00 - 12:30

Skinner Releasing Technique (SRT) with Franziska Bohem

About the class: 

Each morning session is facilitated by one of the Skinner Releasing Technique (SRT) classes. SRT is a fundamentally gentle, permissive and playful approach to dance and movement that has evolved from the simple principle that when we are releasing physical tension, we can move with greater freedom, power and clarity. 

About Franziska: 

Born in Munich, Franziska Boehm currently lives in London, where she works as a dance artist, musician, and lecturer at London College of Music. In the process of completing a practice-based PhD at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, she also holds an MFA in Creative Practice from the same Conservatoire, along with a BA in voice and music education from the University of Music and Theatre Munich. Her artistic practice, ‘vocalic somatics’, explores sounding as a transformational power that gives way to emotional and sensorial release. Collaborating with dance artist Serena Ruth in their collective work ‘sounding sensations’, they delve into scoring spiritual experiences. As a performer Franzi worked with Duto Hardono, Lizzy LeQuesne, Pepa Ubera, Mira Hirtz and via MUSARC choir with Holly Herndon amongst others. Franzi's choreographic works have been shown in Germany and the UK, featured in festivals like Hier=Jetzt and Resolution. She has a cat called RatBetty and when she isn’t in a studio creating or teaching, she is working in a Spanish Deli pairing wine and cheese.

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Afternoon class from 13:00 - 16:00

Performing Materialities with Irish Athanasiadi and Olga Ntenta

About the class: 

This is a performance-making class based on the idea that performance can be generated through the shared agency between the material and the body. We will introduce a series of performance-making processes related to body movement and material exploration. We will begin by getting into our bodies through mindful movement and a multisensory awareness journey. Then, we will introduce the materials and get to understand them through playful experimentation. Finally, we will move onto movement improvisation tasks with the chosen material and explore the idea of performance-making through this process. 

This class is a great opportunity to: 

- Learn innovative tools for performance-making 

- Expand your creative practice 

- Experiment in a safe and supportive environment 

- Meet other creatives and exchange ideas 

Our pedagogical methods encompass non-hierarchical, decolonial approaches through the centring of embodiment and scenography in the teaching of performance. This work derives from the ideas of post-dramatic theatre and new materialism. Lastly, this is an eco-scenographic process; we are working primarily with everyday materials that can be sourced from houses, studios and recycling bins.

About Iris and Olga: 

Iris Athanasiadi (she/her) Iris Athanasiadi BA, MArch, MFA, is a Greek architect, choreographer and performer based in London, UK. Her work focuses on researching common threads between architecture and choreography, mindfulness and multisensory experiences. Her purpose is to create experiences that enhance the body’s sensory awareness and facilitate a poetic exchange between the body and the world, challenging the ocularcentric culture of today’s Western world. She has given a TEDx talk, and performed at Tate Modern (UK) and her work has been experienced at the Royal Academy of Music (UK), Athens Video Dance Festival (GR), Ugly Duck (UK), Stone Nest (UK), John Lyons Theatre (UK) and is supported by Arts Council England.

 Olga Ntenta (she/they) Olga Ntenta BEng MEng MA is an experimental scenographer that has been trained in engineering at the National Technical University of Athens and in scenography at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London. She has worked as a scenographer in Athens and in London, where she is based at the moment. She designs sets and costumes for theatre and also works on personal and collective experimental projects as performance designer. Olga has given lectures and run workshops on scenography at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and the University of Athens, Theatre School.

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