Harmonious Flight Lewis Wilkins

This workshop will explore both moving in and out of the floor, and moving in and out of contact with other people in the space. The solo dancing will address movement efficiency and organisation of body structure and weight, in order to find greater freedom of movement, and increase dynamic potential when transitioning between the ground and standing. There will be some strength and skill based inversion training, this will open up possibilities for more acrobatic movement ideas and serve as useful tools for proprioception and safety during the more advanced contact work. The contact element will play with tasks that draw attention to listening through touch and explore weight exchange using traditional principles and techniques from contact improvisation and martial arts. This tuning in will enrich our physical communication, resulting in a clearer understanding of the intention, direction and energy of a partner. From here we become easily able and available to facilitate harmonious flight, landing and transitions with effortless flow.


Lewis Wilkins trained and completed his BA (hons) 1st degree at London Contemporary Dance School. Since graduating in 2009 he has danced with companies and choreographers including; Scottish Dance Theatre, Matthew Bourne's New Adventures, Richard Alston, Tom Dale, Jean Abreu, John Ross, James Wilton, Riccardo Buscarini, and TrashDollys Dance Theatre. Most recently he has been performing at the National Theatre in Angels in America, directed by Marianne Elliot.

Lewis often leads professional classes and workshops throughout the UK, and also teaches as a guest lecturer at London Contemporary Dance School, The Place, WAC Arts, Middlesex University, Trinity Laban, and London Studio Centre.

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