weekly community contemporary dance classes
 

MAP provides a space for anyone who is interested in engaging more deeply with their moving body. We have a range of classes from the therapeutic explorations of Somatic Movement, creative discoveries of Improvisation and the physical hit of Contemporary Technique. 

All are welcome to join, share and connect through movement. 

Timetable

Mondays at Linwood Community Centre

5.30 - 6.45pm
Contemporary Technique 
with Julia Harvie

7.00 - 8.15pm
Contact Improvisation with Lisa Mills

Tuesdays at Hagley Studios
5.30 - 6.45pm
Somatic movement 
with Julia Mckerrow

7.00 - 8.15pm
Improvisation with Robyn Jordaan

 

 Cost

Casual $20 per class 
10 class pass: $160
(expires three months from first class attended) 

Contemporary Technique with Julia Harvie
Mondays 5.30pm - 6.45pm at Linwood Community Centre, 388 Worcester St

75 minutes

This class is pitched at a more advanced level however with all MAP classes, this is inclusive to all people with adaptable movement options. Julia's classes are dynamic, fast-paced, using wrapping and unwrapping, moving in circular pathways and streamlines with twists and curves. This class will develop stamina, flow and softness in and out of the floor. 

Linwood Community Centre, 388 Worcester Street

Contact Improvisation with Lisa Mills
Mondays 7 - 8.15pm at Linwood Community Centre,
388 Worcester Street

 

75 minutes

You will build greater awareness of your own inner landscape of movement, and then come together with another to discover the joy and delight of the dance of ‘we’. You will learn:

  • - playing with the artistry of falling off balance and
      counterbalance
  • - finding the shelves of the body
  • - learning the mechanics of the body in order to
      handle someone else's weight or be lifted
  • - breathing techniques and how momentum
      influences movement

You do not need a dance partner to attend. Contemporary dance has been informed by Contact Improv over the years, and a great resource to create inspired choreography from.  


Linwood Community Centre
388 Worcester Street

Somatic Movement with Julia Mckerrow.

Tuesdays 5.30 - 6.145pm at Hagley Studios,
Stewart St Entrance to Hagley College

75 minutes

Somatic principles develop a strong physical foundation, dynamic adaptability and an improvement of technical skills, versatility and proprioception.
 
A regular somatic practice is helpful in prevention and rehabilitation of injuries and improvement in alignment. A great class for any level to complement your regular dance practice. 

Hagley Dance Studio
Stewart St Hagley College Campus Entrance

Improvisation with Robyn Jordaan
Tuesdays 7 - 8.15pm at Hagley Studios,
Stewart St Entrance to Hagley College 

 

75 minutes

If you are interested in real time composition, tasking and exploring creative processes, join Robyn on Tuesdays nights. No experience required. 


Hagley Dance Studio
Stewart St Hagley College Campus Entrance

coming later in 2020....

MASSIVE ART PARTY

We are so excited to be partnering with our friends at XCHC to host MASSIVE  ART PARTY in celebration of contemporary performance to raise money and awareness of our independent local artists and creatives. All proceeds go towards paying our artists and raising funds for TINY 2021. 

Like TINY, MASSIVE will be a curated immersive experience bursting at the seams, with contemporary theatre, dance, performance art, DJs and bands, pop up bar, food, AND a night market at a secret central city location to be announced on the day.

Keep an eye on our socials and website as we start to drop the artist line up in the coming weeks and tickets go on sale. When you buy a ticket, you are becoming a patron of the arts, and we think that makes you freaking hero!