Summer Dance Intensive

Middlesex University
En London (Inglaterra)

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Ideal for students considering full time dance study, our five day Summer Dance Intensive is your opportunity to experience practical, professional training at one of the UK’s leading universities for dance.



Running from 15 19 August, our course is taught by esteemed tutors and industry professionals in excellent training facilities allowing participants to energise their passion and develop the essential skills and knowledge needed for full time dance study at university level.

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The Burroughs, NW4 4BT, London, Inglaterra
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Improvisation
Theatre
Performance
Ballet
Jazz
University
Full Time
IT Development
Dance
Skills and Training
Posture
Balance
Breathing
Intensive
Gesture
Summer Dance Intensive
Dance
Cohan method
Centring
Gravity

Programa académico

Below is an indication of the course content for the Summer Dance Intensive. Please take a look at the Tutors tab for profiles of each tutor.

Monday
Musician: Alex Heino, percussion

Registration
9:00 9:30
Technique one
9:30 11:15
Welcome from Director of Dance Programmes Anne Donnelly

MDX Dance warm up
Bryony Cooper
A sequence that has been developed by Middlesex Dance tutors to prepare the body to engage with the programme's core dance techniques.

Graham based technique (Cohan Method)
Anne Donnelly
At Middlesex we have a strong focus on the Cohan method of Graham based technique. This is due to the prolific influence Robert Cohan CBE has had on UK dance and the direct lineage between his work and the faculty that teach in our department. The technique classes encourage an understanding of the essence of the Martha Graham vocabulary and Cohan's considered elements of dance Centring, Breathing, Gravity, Balance, Posture, Gesture, Rhythm and Moving in Space.

Technique two
11:30 13:00
Cunningham based technique
Sian Hopkins
Cunningham based technique at Middlesex aims to train the body to master a range of possibilities with an emphasis on rhythm, musicality, speed and control. Cunningham's four fundamental principles, upright, curve, arch and tilt, develop strength, articulation and coordination. Movement can be sequenced counter intuitively to expand the dancer's perception of what is possible.

Lunch
Workshop
13:45 16:15
Rep 1: Jazz
Leroy Dias Dos Santos
Jazz Dance as Middlesex University is delivered primarily through studio based classes and workshops encompassing different jazz styles to develop stylistic detail and physical dexterity.

This workshop slot will focus on Hip Hop choreography with influences of Lyrical and Street Jazz, Popping and Locking. The learning of sequences and a routine will further develop participants' performance skills and technical artistry.

Twilight Programme
16:30 17:30
Dance Performance
Performances from current students and alumni in our Grove Dance Theatre.

Tuesday
Musician: Jake Shirley, cello

Technique one
9:30 11:15
MDX Dance warm up
Bryony Cooper
A sequence that has been developed by Middlesex Dance tutors to prepare the body to engage with the programme's core dance techniques.

Humphrey based technique
Louise Kelsey
This technique began to evolve in the late 1920s, and is based on the 'giving in' to and 'resistance' to gravity. Within this there are key elements of suspension, use of breath, successional flow, oppositional motion and change of weight. This dance training develops dancers' strength, musicality and sense of individual artistry.

Technique two
11:30 13:00
Release based technique
Helen Kindred
Release technique seeks to explore efficiency in moving through developing understanding of the connectivity of mind body breath. Release at Middlesex is underpinned by Bartenieff Fundamentals (a system of total mind body integration used by dancers and non dancers alike) allowing participants to explore the interplay between inner connectivity and outer expressivity in movement. Classes focus on exploring efficiency in movement, heightening sensory awareness through improvisation before progressing to play through more multi directional and dynamic movement material.

Lunch
Workshop
13:45 16:15
Rep 2: Contemporary
Matt Lackford
High energy dance theatre workshop that combines in depth floor work, partner work and improvisation.

This workshop will focus on stylistic technical skills and the development of a short performance.

Twilight programme
16:30 17:30
Creative Spaces
An opportunity for participants to meet and move with current students of the BA Dance programmes and professional tutors. Creative Spaces is an interdisciplinary jam that brings together improvised jazz music, creative drawing and dance.

Wednesday
Musician: Alex Heino, percussion

Technique one
9:30 11:15
MDX Dance warm up
Bryony Cooper
A sequence that has been developed by Middlesex Dance tutors to prepare the body to engage with the programme's core dance techniques.

Ballet
Sian Hopkins
Ballet is the core foundation for many other styles of dance, including jazz and contemporary. Ballet at Middlesex progresses towards exercises that strengthen and articulate the body, developing coordination, stamina and flexibility. These fundamental principles help to prevent injuries whilst developing dancers' rhythm, musicality, speed and control.

Technique two
11:30 13:00
Graham based technique (Cohan Method)
Anne Donnelly
At Middlesex we have a strong focus on the Cohan method of Graham based technique. This is due to the prolific influence Robert Cohan CBE has had on UK dance and the direct lineage between his work and the faculty that teach in our department. The technique classes encourage an understanding of the essence of the Martha Graham vocabulary and Cohan's considered elements of dance Centring, Breathing, Gravity, Balance, Posture, Gesture, Rhythm and Moving in Space.

Lunch
Workshop
13:45 16:15
Rep 1: Jazz
Leroy Dos Santos
Jazz Dance as Middlesex University is delivered primarily through studio based classes and workshops encompassing different jazz styles to develop stylistic detail and physical dexterity.

This workshop slot will focus on Hip Hop choreography with influences of Lyrical and Street Jazz, Popping and Locking. The learning of sequences and a routine will further develop participants' performance skills and technical artistry.

Twilight Programme
16:30 17:30
Masterclass
Shelley Maxwell
This high impact, challenging, yet extremely fun masterclass draws on your contemporary training but with a Cuban twist! Your physical technical and performance skills will be nurtured as you explore stylistic qualities and rhythms influenced from the Caribbean.

Thursday
Musician: Jake Shirley, cello

Technique one
9:30 11:15
MDX Dance warm up
Bryony Cooper
A sequence that has been developed by Middlesex Dance tutors to prepare the body to engage with the programme's core dance techniques.

Humphrey based technique
Louise Kelsey
This technique began to evolve in the late 1920s, and is based on the 'giving in' to and 'resistance' to gravity. Within this there are key elements of suspension, use of breath, successional flow, oppositional motion and change of weight. This dance training develops dancers' strength, musicality and sense of individual artistry.

Technique two
11:30 13:00
Release based technique
Helen Kindred
Release technique seeks to explore efficiency in moving through developing understanding of the connectivity of mind body breath. Release at Middlesex is underpinned by Bartenieff Fundamentals (a system of total mind body integration used by dancers and non dancers alike) allowing participants to explore the interplay between inner connectivity and outer expressivity in movement. Classes focus on exploring efficiency in movement, heightening sensory awareness through improvisation before progressing to play through more multi directional and dynamic movement material.

Lunch
Workshop
13:45 16:15
Rep 2: Contemporary
Matt Lackford
High energy dance theatre workshop that combines in depth floor work, partner work and improvisation.

This workshop will focus on stylistic technical skills and the development of a short performance.

Twilight Programme
16:30 17:30
Wellbeing talk
Friday
Musician: Alex Heino, percussion

Technique one
9:30 11:00
MDX Dance warm up
Bryony Cooper
A sequence that has been developed by Middlesex Dance tutors to prepare the body to engage with the programme's core dance techniques.

Graham based technique (Cohan Method)
Anne Donnelly
At Middlesex we have a strong focus on the Cohan method of Graham based technique. This is due to the prolific influence Robert Cohan CBE has had on UK dance and the direct lineage between his work and the faculty that teach in our department. The technique classes encourage an understanding of the essence of the Martha Graham vocabulary and Cohan's considered elements of dance Centring, Breathing, Gravity, Balance, Posture, Gesture, Rhythm and Moving in Space.

Technique two
11:15 13:00
Cunningham based technique
Sian Hopkins
Cunningham based technique at Middlesex aims to train the body to master a range of possibilities with an emphasis on rhythm, musicality, speed and control. Cunningham's four fundamental principles, upright, curve, arch and tilt, develop strength, articulation and coordination. Movement can be sequenced counter intuitively to expand the dancer's perception of what is possible.

Lunch
Rehearsal and Development
14:00 17:00
Rehearsal
Louise Kelsey
Participants work with tutors to develop and refine movement from the workshop sessions in preparation for the evening sessions.

Sharing
18:00 19:00
Sharing
An opportunity for participants to share extracts from across the week in an evening performance in our Grove Dance Theatre. This will be an open performance for the Dance Faculty and participants' friends and family to attend.