Upon completion of Laura’s full-time dance training at Northern School of Dance, Laura has danced for and collaborated with a vast amount of artists and companies drawing upon a variety of backgrounds and practices.
Laura’s physicality is drawn from these experiences alongside her regular handstand practice, her training in Capoeira and the Korean Classical martial art, Tang Soo Do. Laura has studied Commedia Del'Arte, Red Nose and Dark Clown under Peta Lily, and continues to delve further into this exploration.
Laura continues to create, choreograph, and direct highly physical work exploring an array of themes and physical practices under her company Vanhulle Dance Theatre.
Laura's class will use the Chakra points as an initiation to generate movement and energy.
Centering around the connection between the head and the spine, creating flow in a serpent like fashion.
With the incorporation of Laura’s handstand practice, handstand conditioning to support the external rotators will be integrated into floor work techniques. The use of opposites is prominent in her highly physical practice, gathering - sending, high - low, emotionally driven movement – functional movement patterns.
Her classes combine multiple influences – her strength as an ex-gymnast, the grounding and core of African Dance, the fluidity and circularity of Kathak, and the vitality and floor work from Flying Low to create a flowing, strength-based movement class.
Rose Sall Sao
Rose (half Dutch and half Senegalese), started dancing at the age of 18 at the Amsterdam University of the Arts. She continued her professional studies and graduated from Fontys Dance Academy and Northern School of Contemporary Dance in 2017. Graduating from JV2 also gave her the opportunity to tour around the UK in works by Jasmin Vardimon.
Rose has worked with C12 Dance Theatre, Tom Dale Company, Tribe Dance Company, Chhaya Collective, Heatherwalrond Company, Isabella Soupart, Northern Rascals and Gecko Dance Theatre. She is currently working with Seke Chimutengwende, Alesandra Seutin (as dancer in Boy Breaking Glass) and Fubunation (in the new work Black Is...)
She has also created her own work together with Juan Sánchez Plaza. Their duet D(US)T premiered in February 2020 at Tantrotsav Festival India, has been performed at Migrats En Breu Festival in Valencia and is currently programmed in other international festivals such as SoloDuo Cologne and DelTebre Dansa for June and July 2022.
Release / Unleash
In this physically challenging contemporary class there will be a strong focus on dynamics, explosiveness and musicality. We will work on grounding and connecting with our core to find ease and silence before explosion. I will offer tools to move with more agility, efficiency and speed. Through improvisation we will work on opening our creativity and sensitivity before challenging our limits with repertoire that allows us to go in and out of the floor effortlessly.
Paul has worked professionally as a choreographer, performer, director and teacher for over 40 years encompassing the artistic genres of physical theatre, improvisation, dance technique and street performance. He has been a performer for Siobhan Davies, DV8 and Rosemary Butcher amongst others along with creating works for stage, video and site. Over the years he has taught classes, residencies and workshops independently as well as being a tutor for the main vocational contemporary dance schools/colleges. From the mid 90’s he became involved in contemporary circus through teaching at Circomedia, Bristol.
His interest lies in the diverse ways of approaching and developing an understanding of performance through movement. His own experience of movement training includes formal contemporary dance techniques, release work, contact improvisation and physical theatre exploration. It is the investigation of the relationship and inter-action between these genres, or fields, in combination with the individual’s desires and personal boundaries that forms the focus of his work.
Off The Wall Aerial Dance
Off The Wall Aerial Dance was founded by Becky, Charlotte and Grace, three dancers and aerialists based in the southwest in 2019. Their work focuses on vertical dance (wall running) as well as other dance and aerial practices and explores the wide range of movement that can be discovered by both floor based and harness based techniques.
They create performances and workshops that embody a sense of empowerment, flight, experimentation and artistry aimed to leave audiences and participants feeling enthused and exhilarated.
Join Off The Wall for a playful exploration of harness based techniques. Sample their unique dance led approach to merge ground and air based techniques to give you a full 3d experience. Expect opportunities to both learn and play with a mixture of taught technique and creative time to feel the sense of freedom, dancing and flying (as well as your core and body getting a great workout to make it all happen!)
What to expect:
Vertical Dance (wall running)- sees the dancer suspended from a single point in a climbing harness, from here the possibilities are endless, you can dance, run on the wall, leap, dive and play with the option to connect physically with other movers as you move in and around the shift of gravity.
Fixed line-also connected to a single point in a climbing harness we focus on the centre of gravity in relation to the floor and our chosen level of suspension- expect sweeping circles of movement, core conditioning, short dance phrases, falling, spinning (optional) and flying through the air.
Kuldip Singh-Barmi is a performer, teacher and improviser. He completed his training at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in 1991 and has been involved in the world of dance and movement ever since. As a performer Kuldip was a founder member of Candoco Dance Company and has worked with a variety of companies and choreographers such
as Emilyn Claid, Lloyd Newson, Siobhan Davies, Victoria Marks, Darshan Singh Bhuller, Annabel Arden, Attik Dance, Kompany Malakhi, RJC Dance Company, Fidget Feet Aerial Dance and Company Pyke.
Recent performance work includes Watch This Space – Dartington Studios, Dance in Devon and Strictly Come Dancing with Candoco Dance Company. Kuldip is currently in rehearsal with The Bureau of Random Acts for the Glastonbury Festival. Kuldip Singh-Barmi is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Dance & Choreography Department at Falmouth University.
Kuldip is bringing back his Physical Play class from 2019; expect a session full of fun ideas, tasks, great music and smiles, something to bring us all back together to celebrate the end of the intensive.
Born and raised in Cornwall, Charlotte has been working throughout the UK as a freelancer since graduating Falmouth University in 2015.
She has been lucky enough to perform in the weirdest and wackiest places. A dynamic, expressive and sensitive performer with a love of grounded movement fused with theatrical elements, she moves from the soul and performs with passion.
Charlotte is Co-director of Off The Wall Aerial Dance Company and has worked with companies including Freefall Dance, SpinDrift Dance in performer, choreographer, teaching and producing roles. She had trained and worked in the UK, Lisbon and New York with companies such as TRIBE//, Mark Morris Dance, Lindsey Butcher (Gravity and Levity) and Kate Lawrence. She is also a qualified Pilates and Acro instructor.
Charlottes stretch class will fuse elements of Dance and Acro deep stretching as well as breath work to find length, release, calm and connection to your body.
Benjamin attended the London Studio Centre graduating from Intoto Dance Company in 2013. Since then he has worked extensively within the industry, performing all over the world as well as West End theatres. Credits include: ‘Pet Shop Boys’ Royal Opera House, ‘Carmen’ Secret Opera Company, Siobhan Davis at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Celebrity Cruise Line, Disney’s movie ‘Cinderella’ 2015, Step One Dance Company in New York and international tour, Metta Theatre’s ‘The Little Mermaid’, to name a few.
He gained his BA Hons degree in theatre dance (upper second class honours), Professional diploma from the London Studio Centre, UKA Ballroom and Latin awards Distinction
Throughout his career he has taught as much as possible, from dance schools, to colleges and fitness studios, delivering classes and workshops all over the country. He is always excited to pass on knowledge and passion to others.
He specialises in Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Commercial as well as teaching Latin American and Ballroom.’
Benjamin will lead a fun, lighthearted Theatre Jazz class; expect a high energy warm up and stretch, jazz technique corner phrase and finishing with a routine to unleash our inner glitz, glam and most definitely smiles, and bring a taste of something a little different to the intensive!
After graduating in 1993 from the Royal Academy of Dance, I joined Angela Praed's contemporary dance company C.O.D from 1995-98, performing across the South West and London, including Jackson's Place and also at Glastonbury Festival.
I have taught Classical Ballet technique since 1993 in RAD Syllabus classes and non-syllabus Classes in both Private Dance schools and Educational/FE settings across the UK, and at Summer Schools in the UK, US and China.
I have taught ages from 3.5 years to Adult. Pre-Primary to Advanced 2, plus prepared and entered for all levels of examinations. I became an Examiner for the Royal Academy of Dance in 2007.
Having taught in Higher Education at BTEC, A Level and undergraduate level, I've been teaching Classical Ballet on the Dance & Choreography degree at Falmouth University since 2014 and commenced teaching on the Musical Theatre degree in September 2020.