Dance for wellbeing
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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This course has now finished
What is the course about?
The course is underpinned by Somatics practice, a field within bodywork and movement practice. Creatively explore your physicality through the experience of movement, through some simple, gentle and uncomplicated dance exercises and sequences that will encourage you to engage more freely with your body.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Please wear clothing that does not restrict your movement and allows you to adapt to changes in your body temperature. You will work in bare feet or grip socks. For safety and comfort, please tie back long hair and remove jewellery.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
City Lit offers a regular Dance for Wellbeing course, as well as a wide range of dance courses for all ages in different styles and genres.
This workshop is part of the 2021 Mental Wealth Festival hosted by City Lit and partners. The Mental Wealth Festival is a week of events which celebrate and promote activities, projects, ideas and tools which restore, support and enhance positive mental health. The Festival aims to highlight the way mental health issues impact on so many aspects of daily life, and how the arts, politics, culture, faith and the media can support our ‘mental wealth’. We bring together professionals and key stakeholders to discuss mental health issues, providing a forum for informative, challenging and inspiring discussions and workshops exploring mental health issues. For more information visit our Mental Wealth Festival . Don’t forget to follow us on social media and we’d love to see your Mental Wealth Festival photos so please tag us using #MentalWealth2021.
Francis has been working in the field of dance for over 30 years, performing, teaching and producing works that have contributed to the enrichment of British dance culture through the production of a range of training programmes, classes, courses and performance works. As well as being a performing artist / choreographer and dance educator, he holds the position of Associate Lecturer in dance at the University of Surrey and Coventry University. Francis is also a Somatics Movement Educator and a dance health & wellbeing specialist. In addition he also holds the position of Director of Dance at Islington Arts Factory, a creative hub of art, dance and music in the heart of North London. He is the founder and Artistic Director of Movement Angol dance, a UK based Dance Company which produces work that blends the teachings and practices of Western Contemporary dance with dance from the African Diaspora, underpinned by Somatic practice, to form his distinctive language of expression.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.