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Dancer Development Intensive with Kerry Nicholls


Supported by The Leche Trust

This is a unique opportunity to work with Kerry Nicholls Dance for a series of five intensive days to enhance professional development for dancers.  


With an aim to rejuvenate current practice, Kerry will begin each day by leading a fast-paced, energetic and athletically demanding technique class using the foundations of Limon and release based techniques. These morning sessions of high-quality technical work promote continued professional training, and will explore a kinetic use of spatial architectonics with an emphasis placed on physical and mental stamina, and artistry.  
With a rare chance to experience first-hand, Nicholls's physically testing movement language, Kerry will lead further workshops drawing from an eclectic bank of repertory leading the participants through a range of phrases from numerous works. Further exploration with this material will illuminate new generative task-based choreographic tools which in turn, will open new doors to individuals' creativity. The findings will be structured into a short piece to share at the culmination of the week so as to enhance performative skills and give totality to process.  


This aims to be a rigorous and challenging five-day course - not to be missed.  
Visit www.kerrynicholls.com for more information about Kerry Nicholls Dance. 

  
Kerry Nicholls

Regularly teaching for Wayne McGregor | Random Dance, DV8 and Michael Clark companies to name a few, she is widely regarded as one of Britain’s leading contemporary technique teachers; she receives many invitations to teach internationally at Ballet National de Marseille (France),  Escuela de Danza (Cuba) and Beijing Dance Academy (China), and is annual guest lecturer at the Juilliard School in New York (USA). 


k|n|d|c (kerry nicholls dance company) was founded in 1999 as a vehicle to promote her own choreographic research. Since its inception, Kerry has created numerous works for the company as well as receiving independent commissions from organisations and companies within Europe, China and the USA, and has directed various projects at venues such as the National Theatre, the Royal Opera House and the Royal Festival Hall. 


She was appointed Co-Director of Creative Learning for Wayne McGregor | Random Dance in 2007, in addition to becoming the artistic advisor for the English National Ballet School in 2008.  


Currently, Kerry is an external assessor for both the English National Ballet School and the Royal Ballet School and is a regular choreographic mentor for the Royal Opera House, English National Ballet, One Dance UK, Rambert and Youth Dance England. She is also artistic advisor at the BRIT school and artistic director for National Youth Dance Wales 2015-2017.  


Kerry is director and owner of Kerry Nicholls Dance and embodies the values and spirit of the brand which launched in autumn 2012. 
  
Dates: 30th October- 3rd November 2017 (commitment to the full week is essential) 
Times: 10am - 6pm
Location: Mon-Tue: The Workroom Studio, Tramway; Wed – Fri: Scottish Ballet, Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, Glasgow, G41 2PE
Cost:  This opportunity is free to successful applicants who are based in Scotland. Applications are also welcome from dancers living outwith Scotland, for whom the cost would be £150 if successful. Dance House Glasgow will contribute towards travel and expenses for Scottish based participants over the week long residency.  


To Apply:  Please submit a letter stating why you are interested in this opportunity, one link to a video of you dancing, and your CV to info@dancehouse.org by midday on 30th June 2017. We will respond to all applicants no later than 11th August 2017.  


Please note that those who will still be in full time dance training at the time of the residency will not be eligible for a place.

Earlier Event: October 28
Dance House Glasgow's Luminate Tea Dance
Later Event: December 4
Katie Armstrong Creative Lab