All professional classes at The Place are intended for high-level dancers only. These classes offer professional dancers an opportunity to maintain their skills and abilities, network with other professionals and even maybe find new projects to work on.
If you are an amateur dancer, there are lots of other opportunities for you to engage with. Browse our adult classes programme for more information.
These classes require professional standards from participants and early arrival is required for warm up.
About the class:
Wayne Parsons and the performers of Wayne Parsons Dance will lead this week of professional classes. The classes will give an insight into the training devices used by the company with a strong focus on voice and movement. Each class will begin with a vocal warm up, encouraging participants to use their voice in a commanding, supported and free way. Through both structured an improvised physical exercises the class begins to move using sounds and text as a departpure point for movement. The later part of the class employs elements of theatrical play through partner and ensemble task work that invites the participant to experiment and improvise with the practice of both moving and speaking. This class is designed to facilitate a space for play and experimentation and will provide participants with a safe environment to find their voice.
About Wayne Parsons Dance:
Wayne Parsons Dance was created in 2013 and has a growing reputation for creating emotionally-arresting dance-theatre works. The company has been seen at The Place, Wiltons Music Hall, Rich Mix and Big Dance 2016 amongst others. Wayne also works as a movement director for theatre and has worked at Shakespeare’s Globe, Theatre Royal Stratford East and The Embassy Theatre.
Wayne trained at LCDS and as a performer has since worked for companies such as Richard Alston Dance Company, Sydney Dance Company, Alexander Whitley Dance Company, Mark Bruce Company, Oguike Dance, Motionhouse and NDCWales amongst others.
Wayne has been a teacher on the Centre for Advanced Training programme at Ipswich and is currently teaching on the Trinity Laban programme. Wayne has delivered workshops, classes and created works at major training institutions nationally and internationally including Codarts, Beijing Dance Academy, Mountview Academy, LCDS, Rambert and Central School of Ballet amongst others.
Duration: 90 mins
Venue: at The Place
This event is part of Professional Classes Spring 2018