Youth Contemporary Technique (14 – 18 years)
These vibrant movement classes offer young people an engaging and expressive connection to the art of contemporary dance. Sessions aim to build confidence, refine movements and provide vital creative skills while working as part of a group. Many of the classes use Rambert’s current touring repertoire for inspiration, in addition to works from our past.
This dynamic class will use short phrases, travelling sequences and floorwork to develop technical and performance skills through physical alignment, fitness and movement memory.
Class Level: Participants should be aged 14 – 18 years and/or schools years 10 – 13. Some dance and movement experience is recommended.
Full term enrolment (12 weeks): £95
Summer Term Booking information
Priority booking opens Monday 25 February at 12 noon
General booking opens Monday 4 March
Booking options are not the same for all classes, and options are always subject to availability.
If you have any further questions please call the reception desk on 020 8630 0600.
Meet the Teacher: Pierre Tappon
From: Angoulême, France
Joined Rambert: 2013
Previous companies: Richard Alston Dance Company
Training: London Contemporary Dance School, Jeune Ballet d’Aquitaine, France, Patricia Vaysse School of Dance, France
Rambert highlight: Collaborating with Rambert’s diverse range of choreographers, growing in creativity as a dancer and as a photographer & film-maker.
Career highlights: Performing the role of Petrushka in Richard Alston’s Movement from Petrushka, Robert Cohan’s Forest and being part of the Rambert Event. Other roles include work by Martin Lawrence, Darren Ellis, Mark Baldwin, Alexander Whitley, Shobana Jeyasingh, Barak Marshall, Merce Cunningham, Itzik Galili, Didy Veldman and Kim Brandstrup.
Other info: Pierre teaches at the Centre for Advanced Training at The Place and for several workshops in Europe, and has choreographed for youth groups in the UK, Italy and France. He also works as a dance photographer and has a master’s degree in Performance Studies from the University of Kent.
Class Programme Term Dates 2018/19
Start: Monday 17 September
Half Term: Wk beginning Monday 22 October
End: Saturday 15/Sunday 16 December
Start: Monday 7 January
Half Term: Saturday 16th February – Sunday 24th February (inclusive)
End: Saturday 6/Sunday 7 April
Start: Tuesday 23 April*
Half Term: Wk beginning Monday 27 May
End: Saturday 20/Sunday 21 July
*Monday classes will commence on Monday 29 April
Rambert, 99 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PP
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