Saturday 1 July and Sunday 2 July, 10:00 -17:00
Contemporary Dance - Intermediate foundation (12 CPD hours)
Lecturer: James Bradley
Created by the well-known dancer, choreographer, philosopher, and Artistic Director of the Rambert School (from 1985–2015) Dr Ross McKim, our contemporary dance syllabus is informed by Eastern concepts of subtle energy and draws influence from choreographers Graham, Hawkins and Cohan.
This syllabus aims to introduce students to the fundamentals of contemporary dance technique and performance by approaching different movement themes at each level, specially created solos and the inclusion of structured improvisation to enable students to explore, develop and create their own movement vocabulary.
This course aims to provide teachers with the skills they need to prepare students for examination. Attendees will experience syllabus exercises and explore the key elements and themes of the intermediate foundation level of the syllabus. Teachers will also investigate methods and tools for setting and guiding students through structured improvisation tasks.
Meet the lecturer
James Bradley - ISTD contemporary dance lecturer
We would like to welcome James to our contemporary dance teaching team.
James trained at Debbie Turner's Cape Academy of Performing Arts and holds a Licentiate in Modern Theatre Dance through the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, London. He is trained in contemporary classical techniques with a specialty for pas de deux.
Theatre credits include Richard Loring's African Footprint, Showboat, We Will Rock You, Hairspray, and Beauty and the Beast. He was a long term member of both Debbie Turner’s neo-classical company, Cape Dance Company, and Sean Bovim's Bovim Ballet.
He has worked with internationally recognized choreographers including, Bradley Shelver (USA), Christopher L. Huggins (USA), David Krugel (ZA), Jose Agudo (UK), and Adele Blank (ZA).
James has worked extensively as a choreographer and formed part of the team of choreographers for the International movie Iris Warriors, directed by Roydon Turner of UK- Based Donroy Productions and Artistically Directed by Delia Sainsbury.
He is currently a member of Staff at the Waterfront Theatre School where he teaches the ISTD Modern and Contemporary Syllabi as well as Horton and Pas de Deux work.
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