Dance Intensive


Thursday 12 & Friday 13 April 2018  11:00-16:00

£60 for 2 days

Van Huynh Company invites Chisato Ohno to deliver a two day Dance Intensive at Centre 151.

The workshop is based on a research designed to access an expanding range of physicality through the imagery of sensation. Starting with a Gaga class each day, dancers will move on to tasks encouraging instinctive movement, emphasising quality and texture. The very physical approach will be used to warm up the mind and body, putting priority into connecting to each individual’s unique movement style, encouraging the participants to break out from regular habits and inspiring the body into new movement.

In a sense, your connection to how you move is more important than the dance you show. In the workshop we will seek to experience this distinction mainly through improvisation

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After graduating from Central School of Ballet, Chisato joined Netherlands Dans Theater 2 where she performed works by Jiri Kylian, Hans van Manen, Johan Inger, Paul Lightfoot, Gideon Obarzanek and many others. She continued to the Batsheva Dance Company where over seven years she took part in new creations and performed many works of Ohad Naharin. She then joined Karas Company of Saburo Teshigawara for two premieres and tours of other repertory. She returned to London and has been teaching Gaga since 2005 and joined the faculty at London Contemporary Dance School in 2013. 

Photo credit: Matteo Carratoni e Stefano Roscetti