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Fri, 28 Jun


The Old School Rooms

CI class & jam with Sole de la Hoz & Manuela Sarcone

Join Sole & Manuela for a Contact Improvisation warm up, class and jam

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CI class & jam with Sole de la Hoz & Manuela Sarcone
CI class & jam with Sole de la Hoz & Manuela Sarcone

Time & Location

28 Jun 2024, 19:15 – 22:00 BST

The Old School Rooms, 2a Powerscroft Rd, Lower Clapton, London E5 0PU, UK

About the event

Professional contemporary dancers Sole de la Hoz and Manuela Sarcone host their monthly Contact Improvisation warm up and class (1 .5hr) and jam (1 hr) at the Temenos Dance Collective. The supporting musical accompaniment will be provided by Temenos founder Felix (FX10K).

Contact improvisation is a form of improvised partner dancing that has  been developing internationally since 1972. It involves the exploration  of one's body in relationship to others by using the fundamentals of  sharing weight, touch, and movement awareness. It has evolved into a  broad global community of social dancing around "jams" characterized by  their welcoming attitude towards newcomers to dance, as well as seasoned  practitioners.

Soledad de la Hoz trained at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance. She has performed extensively in opera and theatre productions (ROH, Royal Court Theatre, Glyndebourne, ENO) as well as immersive dance and screen productions, working with notable choreographers such as Aleta Collins, Anna Morrissey, Maxine Doyle, Marie-Gabrielle Rotie, Scarlett Mackmin, Jennifer White and Lisa Welham. In addition to her professional dancing Sole is a trained Thai massage therapist and has a deep love and interest for Contact Improvisation which has an immense positive benefit in her movement practice and well being. She is very happy to continue developing in this field by training and teaching.

Manuela Sarcone completed her contemporary dance studies at the London Contemporary  Dance School before joining Bern Ballet. While in Bern, she seriously injured her knee while rehearsing. Contact Improvisation has been an  integral part of her return to dance after injury and her main movement  practice since then. As a freelancer, her performance experience ranges from choreographies for the stage through operas, installations to improvised work. Her Master dissertation examined the relation between technical training and improvisational practice within CI. Manuela likes to bring this enquiring approach to the classes that she facilitates alongside the influences of her diverse movement experiences.

While those with absolutely no experience of Contact Improvisation are always welcome please be mindful that CI sessions often involve a significant amount of phsyical contact and if, for any reason, this is something you are uncertain about or uncomfortable with then you may wish to try an introductory class before attending. (Rick Nodine hosts an absolute beginners class on Monday evenings in Tufnell Park which we cannot recommend highly enough, please see his website for details)


*Please note, no photography is allowed at Temenos sessions without prior permission.


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