- Tickets: Standard: £20 | Pay More: £25 | Pay Less: £15
- Company: Pro Dance Oxford
The workshop will focus on David Zambrano’s Flying-Low technique and Passing Through system.
We will spiral, run, slide, and sing to pass through the floor and other bodies, playing with speed and energy! In the morning, you will be introduced to the basic principles (‘gathering and sending’) by practising sequences of set material with different pathways. In the afternoon, you will explore instant-composition rules and group improvisation. Peer work will encourage collaboration and analysis, and the session will include reflections on Zambrano’s philosophy.
Originally from Italy, Luca is a London-based dance artist and academic with over ten years of international experience in performance, education, and choreography. Since 2015, he has directed BARBERDANCE / lucabraccia&Co., delivering performances and learning projects, and is currently Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for the first UK’s 2-year accelerated BA (Hons) in Dance at the University of Suffolk, delivered in partnership with DanceEast. Luca also works as Contemporary Dance Technique Tutor at the English National Ballet School and Kings International Ballet Academy, and as a Lecturer in Reflective Practice for the L6 Diploma in Dance Pedagogy at the Imperial Society of Teachers Dancing.
Moreover, Luca performs internationally with Blanca Li Dance Company (Barbican and Venice Biennale), LîLa Dance, Fuora Dance Project and Dora Frankel Ensemble. Since 2015, he has directed BARBERDANCE / lucabraccia&Co, delivering learning and engagement activities alongside performances in China, Italy, Portugal, and the UK. In 2018, he attended his first Flying Low and Passing Through intensive led by David Zambrano, and together with Leila McMillan and Julia Testa, he has hosted and curated the first-ever Passing Through sessions in London at Studio Wayne McGregor, where he also works as a facilitator.
Luca’s teaching portfolio includes Trinity Laban, London Contemporary Dance School, National Dance Academy of Rome, DanceEast, DanceCity, DanceXchange, TripSpace, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, The Scottish School of Contemporary Dance, Newcastle College, the Northumbria University, and the University of Arts London.
In 2016, he graduated from Accademia Nazionale di Danza with an MFA in Contemporary Dance Teaching and Education. In 2017, he obtained the Postgraduate Diploma in Performance from London Contemporary Dance School/University of Kent, and the Erasmus+ Traineeship Certificate from The Place. Currently, Luca is studying for the PgCert in Arts Teaching and Learning in Higher Education at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance.
A brief outline of the day:
10:00-12:30 Flying Low
13:30-16:00 Passing Through
Parking & Access
There are a number of Blue Badge parking spaces nearby on Beaumont Street, and more on New Inn Hall Street and St Giles.
The closest car park is Gloucester Green Car Park, accessed via Gloucester Street.
If you have any questions or concerns, the City Council’s Access Officer can be reached at 01865 249811.
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There are two entrances to the Old Fire Station: 40 George Street via the foyer, and on Gloucester Green via the shop. Both are step-free. If you are coming to a show, we ask that you use the George Street entrance, as the Gloucester Green entrance is not always open.
Events in the Theatre
There is level entry to the foyer of the Old Fire Station, and step-free access to the main Theatre (where most shows take place).
If you are a wheelchair user attending a sit-down show, space will be reserved for you. If you are attending a standing gig, please contact us (call the ticket office on 01865 263990 or e-mail email@example.com) and we will talk with you about your needs.
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