The 22nd and 29th April and 6th May 2018. Get those dates in the diary because up next to teach our DS Sunday Sessions is Andile Sotiya.
Our DS Sunday Sessions are a series of adult dance workshops run every Sunday from 8th April 2018, at Arts Depot in North Finchley. Join us from 1.30-3.00pm, to work with some brilliant choreographers and teachers including Andile Sotiya.
Andile is a South African born dancer, teacher and choreographer. His performance credentials read like a dancer’s dream of experience. As a former Associate Artist at The Place and lecturer at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, as well as a current teacher at Northern Ballet Theatre's Centre for Advanced Training, he has helped to inspire and shape the training and careers of countless aspiring dancers. Two of the Dance Stables team; Cara and Hannah were lucky enough to be taught by him during their time at NSCD and can say first hand what an exceptional teacher he is.
As a dancer, Andile has danced for a fantastic range of companies, from Phoenix Dance Theatre and Ludus Dance Company to Kylie Minogue’s Fever World Tour. He has worked with respected choreographers such as Rafael Bonachela, Akram Khan and Michael Rooney. His experience as a choreographer is no less impressive, having created work for Phoenix Dance Theatre, ACE Dance and Music and Mozambique Nation Dance Company of Music and well as numerous different youth dance companies.
Here's what Andile has in store for you -
“A dynamic and physical class that draws influences from the heritage of Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham and Lester Horton, including classical ballet techniques as a point of reference and departure mixed with my own research and interests.
Here the focus will be on articulation, clarity and control, physical expression and musicality. In the contemporary class, work focuses on continuing to develop physical strength, flexibility, coordination and in developing an enriched and vibrant engagement and insightful understanding of technique (the how) with respect to individual’s physical form and experience.
For me, the class is a journey of self-discovery and challenge, importantly a space to be inquisitive both physically and mentally. Emphasis will be placed upon developing imaginative involvement in relation to anatomical awareness and in fostering an understanding of the focus and commitment necessary for developing strategies to empower participants in their own lines of enquiry, needs and influences. In short, just come dance…” - Andile Sotiya, 2018
You may feel like you want to give up halfway through, but we can assure you that his passion, determination and joy makes it impossible to stop!
Up to the challenge? Get yourself booked in!
Arts Depot: Sundays @ 1.30-3.00pm on 22nd, 29th April and 6th May 2018.