Category: England

Dancing Dragons in London: Space to Create

We started our third and final choreography session with Marina by simply moving through the space in the room. We then sat out and watched the rest of the dancers move slowly through the space, stopping them when they were all in a position that intrigued us. We called these pauses “images” and asked the ...

Dancing Dragons in London: The Art of Getting Lost

Adventures of this week and weekend included taking a short trip over to Annie Parker’s home from The Parent Trap, located in South Kensington, on the most expensive street in London, Egerton Terrace. On the way home, we stopped at Wafflemeister for some gelato and waffles, personalized with gelato flavor and toppings; these are definitely ...

Dancing Dragons in London: The Product in the Process

In our second choreography session with Rahel Vonmoos we explored various improvisational scores to expand our entry points into creating and movement vocabularies. After our morning warm-up class, we started up our creative gears by playing a game in which we had to call out someone’s name to prevent getting tagged. The game allowed us ...

Dancing Dragons in London: Ancestral Aesthetics

Still sightseeing on our second Saturday in London, after our FIE sponsored bus tour, we took a tour of the Houses of Parliament. From the stained glass to the ornately detailed walls and ceilings, every inch of each room is filled with hundreds of years of history that you can feel as you walk through ...

Dancing Dragons in London: Creation, Collaboration, Improvisation

The nine of us Dancing Drexel Dragons here at Trinity Laban are lucky enough to be able to work with three different choreographers during the three weeks of our choreographic workshops. In our first session we worked with Kate who challenged us to explore ways in which to choreograph that we might have not tried ...

Dancing Dragons in London: Views, Visual and Historic

As we settled in, we finally had the chance to see some highlight locations in London. Our first few stops were art galleries where we were required to visit for our choreography class, to help us view creating in a new way and receive a bit of creative insight. On our way to these galleries, ...

Dancing Dragons in London: A Literal Dream Come True

On the day our program (in residence at a renowned Conservatoire) started, I woke up at 6 am I thought to myself, “I never thought I’d be someone who was addicted to coffee, but then again I never thought I’d be waking up to go to a dance conservatory in London.” So, I guess stranger ...