Wheelchair Masterclass

Laura Jones leads a wheelchair masterclass dance lab during October half term...

Wheelchair Dance Masterclass with Laura Jones

Stopgap Dance Company will be running a three-day masterclass in Wheelchair Dance with Interim Artistic Director, Laura Jones.
 
The intensive is aimed at emerging and professional wheelchair dancers.  It will explore material based on the creative research and development for the duet Apart: a collaboration between renowned wheelchair dancers Laura Jones and Suzie Birchwood with Choreographer Abi Mortimer (Lila Dance).
 
Laura will lead morning class on wheelchair specific dance technique, drawing on her extensive experience as a professional wheelchair dancer, followed by learning repertoire. In the afternoon there will be a chance to explore the creative process, choreographic tasks and an opportunity for skills-sharing.
 
Laura has danced professionally with Stopgap for 15 years, performing and teaching all over the world. She is also a fierce advocate for the dance and disability sector and regularly speaks at conferences and industry events. Most recently she choreographed for The Paralympic Heritage Flame Ceremony, which took place on 2nd September and was filmed live on channel 4 for The Games in Rio.


When: Monday 24 - Wednesday 26 October
Time: 10.30am till 5.30pm
Venue: Toynbee Studios, Steve Whitson Studio, 28 Commercial Street, London, E1 6AB
Cost: £195 for the 3 days or £75 for each day
EARLYBIRD CONCESSION: £150 if you pay before Friday 30 September.

To book a place please email [email protected]

Stopgap will also be holding our Youth Residency on Friday 28 October, and welcome any young emerging wheelchair artist to join in on this day too.