New Year Intensive
Lanterns Studio Theatre, London
9th – 13th January 2023
£165 - Limited places available
Join Jamiel Laurence and a team of guests this January for daily company class, coaching, choreographic workshops, guest speakers, and 1to1 career development sessions at one of London’s most exciting dance spaces, The Lanterns Studio Theatre.
This intensive is for professional and pre-professional dancers seeking a new start to the new year through a weeklong company-level experience, a daily routine, and a collaborative look at how our team can unlock each participant's potential.
Jamiel Devernay-Laurence continues to work with dancers across the UK producing experiences for stage, screen and events. In building his production house at East London's growing dance hub, this intensive will provide an inside look at Laurence's modern creative process and structuring of a weeklong engagement at his home venue.
Similarly, participants will have a chance to work with and be seen by exciting choreographers working in dance today, including Jordan Bridge, Julian Nichols, Jamiel Laurence and Mark Baldwin.
Each day will begin with the highest standard of company class, ranging from Modern Ballet class to Graham and Cunningham based technique classes, alongside improvisation based classs with a team of guest teachers including Olivier-nominated dance artist Luke Ahmet, Former Director of Rambert Dance Company Mark Baldwin OBE, Nicole Kabera - New Adventures, Jamiel Laurence and Jordan Bridge - Wayne Macgregor.
Form is universal, and it’s never too late to discover new neural and physical pathways that allow you to evolve your dance practice and reach optimum performance. Still making these discoveries today, Jamiel Laurence and his team will take that extra time to break things down and build them up again from the foundations, passing on valuable experience in using functional techniques to navigate the varying demands of a modern-day career as a professional dancer.
As a self-styled Dance entrepreneur Choreographing, Directing & Producing new works for the stage, screen and events – experience Jamiel Laurence’s uniquely collaborative studio practice firsthand, working within the framework of a choreographic toolbox of creative techniques borne out of a wide range of creative experiences. Guest Choreographers will include Mark Baldwin, Jordan Bridge and Julian Nichols. (more TBC)
Engage in further studio discussions as together we approach subjects such as:
What does collaborative studio practice actually involve?
As a dancer, what can you offer a choreographer in the studio?
As a choreographer, what can you offer a commissioning body?
CV & SHOWREEL CHECKUP
During 1to1 sessions, we will look at how to make your CV stand out from the crowd, how your showreel can get you booked on the job and where you might be able to make some improvements in the initial approach for an audition.
Whether new to Yoga or someone with an established practice, experience how yoga can be used effectively by dancers to restore physical balance and manage your weekly workload as a professional dancer.
During this difficult period for the cultural sector, let's open up the discussion around a range of topics led by dancers, choreographers, and directors – with subject matter based on the needs of the participants taking part. Hear also from representatives from OneDanceUK and Equity about what their organizations are up to, and how they can help you achieve your goals both on stage and off.
Hosted by The Lanterns Studio Theatre, London, the studio theatre will be opened each day one hour before the start of class, and with time kept free at the end of each day for participants to have access to space to warm up, warm down, stretch, create, collaborate, shoot showreel material and explore in the same space that has inspired choreographers including Hofesh Shechter, Akram Khan, Matthew Bourne, Wayne MacGregor, Drew McConie and more.
To Book Your Place, please email your expression of interest and CV to JamielLaurence@gmail.com