Come and dance at The Mount Without
Come and dance at The Mount Without
A week-long Summer series of Dance workshops and events with Kip Johnson and guests.
Morning Class with Kip: Monday - Friday, 11am - 1pm
Afternoon Workshops with visiting Artists: Monday - Thursday, 2pm - 6pm
Monday Workshop: Amarnah Ufuoma Cleopatra __ Flying low, Passing through
Tuesday Workshop: Jo Fong __ How Shall We Begin Again?
Wednesday Workshop: Orrow Bell __ Shoulder to Shoulder.
Thursday Workshop: Vanessa Grasse __ Felt Ecologies
For any queries, contact: email@example.com
PLUS... stay tuned for evening entertainment announcements.
A week-long Summer series including morning class with Kip Johnson and afternoon workshops led by four wonderful artists: Amarnah Ufuoma Cleopatra, Jo Fong, Orrow Bell and Vanessa Grasse. All within the beautiful space of The Mount Without.
This week of dancing is open to all - you might be a professional dancer, have some dancing experience, or you may like to get your dancing practice going. You are welcome. Come along for the whole week of dancing, or drop-in to any of the classes or workshops that you would like to attend. There will be time to nourish your solo dancing practice, enliven dancing in community, balanced with space to explore ways we could move and be with the wider more-than-human world as a collective dancing ‘ecosystem’.
Morning class will warm the body, ground and prepare you for the rest of the day. The afternoon workshops will allow you to delve into your current points of interest and to learn from a specific artist's practice. A free communal lunch will celebrate and close our week of dancing. A chance to break bread together, share and reflect. Give time to interrogating, discovering, and celebrating what moves you.
Watch this space for updates on evening events taking place this week.
"Kip Johnson has curated a week of incredible workshops to be held at the mount without, join him and four amazing guest teachers for a deep dive into movement exploration and physical creativity."
Kip Johnson: Since graduating from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Kip has over the past 15 years worked with Lea Anderson of the Cholmondeleys, Seke Chimutengwende, Ultima Vez, Vincent Dance Theatre, Protein Dance, Arthur Pita , Robert Clark, Tilted Productions, Gecko, Fevered Sleep, Impermanence Dance and is currently performing in Lost Dog’s Juliet & Romeo, touring internationally. Alongside his performance work he has taught professional classes at Greenwich Dance, The Place, TripSpace, Gather Up and guest teaches atBath Spa University and National Dance Company Wales.
Amarnah Ufuoma Cleopatra: is a London-born Nigerian Contemporary dancer and multidisciplinary artist. Since completing a BA at LCDS (The Place), and Post Graduate Dip at NSCD (Verve), she has successfully built a career combining her passion for dance, music, teaching and performing over the past 10 years. Her work has led her to appear on Stages, T.V, Short Films, Music Videos, and featured in Albums and Gallery spaces nationally and internationally. Collaborators and appearances include Anton Lachky, Renaud Wiser, Barrowland Ballet, Sampa the Great, 2nd Hand Dance, Made by Katie Green, Onyeka Igwe, Shawanda Corbett, Gaika, Anatomical/New Art Club, Breach Theatre Company, Pell Ensemble (Rebecca Evans), Dorothy Allen-Pickard, Marriott Hotels, Live on Jools Holland, Somerset House, Sainsbury’s and The Guardian.Since 2020 Amarnah has been a regular guest Lecturer at LCDS, teaching Flying Low and Passing Through and regularly teaches at Tripspace and Independent Dance. She has been commissioned to create a piece on The Place CAT and is currently in collaboration with Stefania Pinato developing a piece of work about Reproductive Justice and Abortion. Amarnah is inspired by music, rhythm and emotions and her practice has an emphasis on connection, presence, practising community to ignite that which inspires us to express our spirit.
Jo Fong: lives in Wales and her creative work reflects the need in these times for people to come together. Her artistic practice is an evolving, collaborative approach which puts ideas around belonging or forming community in the forefront.Jo is a Creative Associate with the Wales Millennium Centre. She has been dancing and making for 30 years and began her career with Rosas, Rambert and DV8 Physical Theatre to name a few.Recent performances and events; Ways of Being Together, Neither Here Nor There, To Tell You the Truth, Our Land! What Will People Need? Nettles: How to Disagree? and The Sun’s Come Out created in collaboration with artist Sonia Hughes. A Brief History of Difference with Dee Rogers of Das Clarks, Marathon of Intimacies with artist Anushiye Yarnell, Jo contributed to Luke Hereford’s Grandmother’s Closet at the Wales Millennium Centre and she is currently touring The Rest of Our Lives created with clown and circus maker George Orange.Ways of Being Together has evolved into an artist-led community creating space and time to reconnect, repair, replenish and explore performance-making and co-creation. The annual convergence is layered, centring learning, support, coming out and actioning change.www.jofong.com
Orrow Bell: is a London based dance artist. Their work encompasses making, performing, dramaturgy, facilitation, and curation. They enjoy slipperiness across embodiment, movement, language and queerness. Their current research centres trans creativity and care in dance. Orrow’s solo works include installation TOMBO(Y)LA, commissioned by Wellcome Collection and theatre show The Forecast, winner of a Total Theatre Award and selected for the British Council and Surf The Wave showcases.They’ve worked as outside eye for Julie Cunningham’s How Did We Get Here? and as dramaturg for Charlotte Spencer’s Written in the Body and Livia Rita’s Futura Glitch. Orrow is currently artist wellbeing practitioner for Travis Alabanza’s When All is Said. Orrow has performed for Alessandro Sciarroni, Tino Sehgal, Hussein Chayalan & Damien Jalet, Lea Anderson, Charlotte Spencer, Maresa von Stockert, Chiara Frigo, and Giorgia Ohanesian Nardin. Orrow was a Work Place Associate Artist at The Place, a Sadler’s Well’s Summer University Artist and writer for EU project Performing Gender.They currently teach on the Expanded Dance Practice MA at London Contemporary Dance School, and previously led Next Choreography at Siobhan Davies Studios and facilitated with queer collectives in Brazil for the British Council. Orrow was Artist Development Producer at The Place 2018-22 where they supported artists to develop practice and make new work, and where they also curated Splayed, an international festival of queer performance and digital art.
Vanessa Grasse: is a dance and multidisciplinary artist from Sicily, based in Leeds. She is a choreographer, performer, teacher, mentor, life coach and Somatic Stress Release™ practitioner. Her practice is grounded in somatic, improvisational, site-responsive, ecological, participatory, and cross-disciplinary approaches. Her work explores the intersection between choreography, walking-art and land art, as a vehicle for creating collective rituals that connect us to our landscapes, public spaces, and communities. She has been supported and commissioned by Arts Council England, Dance4, The Great Exhibition of The North, Leeds Dance Partnership, Dance City, Yorkshire Dance, Gwacheon Festival, The University of Leeds, The Hepworth Wakefield, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Sanafest, Hull Freedom Festival, amongst many others; and toured across the UK, Europe and East Asia. She holds an MA in Creative Practice from Trinity Laban and has taught across Europe, for professional dancers, wider communities and universities including Leeds Beckett University, Northern School of Contemporary Dance and Trinity Laban. https://thelandweare.wixsite.com/tlwahttps://vanessagrasse.wordpress.com
With thanks to all the contributing artists.
I, we and wider - Curated by Kip Johnson and produced by Katherine Hall.