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Contemporary Dance Masterclass

The Loft Dance & Yoga Studio
Event organized by The Loft Dance & Yoga Studio

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Explore the energy and flow of contemporary dance with our guest artist, Helen Duncan.

The class is open to all levels and is tailored to accommodate both the beginner to discover new movement and for more experienced dancers to test their mind/body connections. The class will begin with a series of gentle floor based exercises and as the energy, physical capabilities and motivation of movers expands, so to will the vigour of the class. We will start gently, build safely and end with dynamism and energy.

Using contemporary dance technique, this workshop will help students develop an ease of movement for their own individual body. Exercises and movement material are designed to offer opportunity to develop physical awareness and clear pathways for achieving movement safely and freely.

Suitable for all levels, aged 16 years and above.

Date: Saturday 7th July 2018

Time: 10:00-12:00pm

Location: The Loft Dance & Yoga Studio, 7 Rutland Street, Newtown

Investment: $55 plus booking fee

Bookings: Via Eventbrite or you can also book by emailing us directly lyndel@theloftstudiospace.com.au


Helen Duncan is a Choreographer and Artistic Director working in both dance and theatre. As the Artistic Director of Wearable Art Mandurah (2014 – 2017), she has led the competition from a small-scale fashion show into one of Australia’s most prominent Creative Arts Showcases. Her working method is highly collaborative and with skilled leadership she engages with artists individual strengths to promote authentic and skilled performance outcomes. In theatre, Helen has most recently provided choreographic support for Elbow Room’s production “Niche”, reviewed as "one of the most technically accomplished plays this reviewer has ever seen on Melbourne stages, large or small" (Arts Hub). As Artistic Director for Riptide Performing Arts Company (2011-2014) she designed projects to engage young people with cutting edge contemporary theatre and dance experiences. Under her direction the group have worked with professionals from Sydney Theatre Company, Black Swan Theatre Company, Griffin Theatre, Barking Gecko, Shaun Parker and others. Her independent dance theatre work has been presented at Edinburgh Fringe, Perth Fringe, Melbourne Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy Festivals. Helen is a graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and post-graduate performance company Link (2007).