Theo Clinkard – Contemporary Workshop
August 22, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm |
Theo’s workshop will initially explore how we can bring greater attention to our perceptive experience of ourselves in motion, those we move with and the space we inhabit. By balancing these capacities with an awareness of our structure and the connections within the moving body, Theo is interested in how we can find clarity and a sense of being available to witness and be witnessed whilst dancing. For this workshop, Theo will be sharing the poetic and playful practice at the heart of his recent duet creation, ‘The Days’ and developing it as a group endeavour.
Suitable for movers with some previous dance experience.
About the Artist:
‘Clinkard’s choreography has an unforced, unhurried quality that is very much of the moment. He muses, tinkers around with his material like a bloke in a shed, and then, quietly and deftly, pulls the loose ends together. The result is intimate, human-scale and charged with joy.’
**** The Observer
Theo Clinkard was born in Cornwall and is now based in Ashburton, Devon. He makes, designs, teaches and dances dances. Following many years dancing for some of the UK’s most celebrated choreographers, he launched his own dance company in 2012 and has steadily built an international reputation for creating affecting and visually arresting contemporary work for small, middle and large-scale theatres as well as non-theatre settings. Past company productions include ‘Ordinaary Courage’ ‘Chalk’ ‘Of Land & Tongue’, ‘This Bright Field’ and ‘The Elsewjere Series’; a co-creation with Leah Marojević. Forthcoming projects include ‘Century Project’; a dance that spands 100 years and a new large-scale group piece commissioned by Sadler’s Wells. International choreographic commissions include new works for Tanztheatre Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Danza Contemporanea de Cuba and Candoco Dance Company. Theo regularly leads workshops internationall, including engagements in Chile, Belgium, Ireland, Germany, Wales, Scotland, Austria, New Zealand, Switzerland, United States, France, Spain, Cuba, Italy, Finland, Slovenia, Sweden and Norway. He is an Honorary Fellow at Plymouth University and an Associate Artist at both Brighton Dome and The Hall for Cornwall.