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Trinity Laban Students' Union
Easing into the class, we’ll start with a gentle floor-based warm-up using the breath to support soft articulations of the body.
Continuing on the floor we will move through a series of exercises that incorporate an exploration of puzzles, playfulness, and preparations to build towards a longer phrase with a focus on maximising movement.
Types of moves you can expect include spinal articulations, knee work, and a penguin slide…or two!
Dancers will be encouraged and supported to find their individual flow in class, allowing the taught movement to be digested in a way that works best for them.
Please wear long sleeves, long trousers, and if you can bring knee pads with you!
Thomas Page (He/They) is a Queer Independent Dance Artist based in Oxford and Artistic Director of Thomas Page Dances (TPD). Their choreography focuses on exploring socio-political ideas through the medium of contemporary dance working with a network of freelance artists on a project-by-project basis. Their practice encompasses three main focuses: choreography, teaching, and sector development through practice-based research.
Interconnected with their choreographic and research practices, Thomas’ teaching practice incorporates exploration of floor work, spinal articulation, and gestural play with the participants’ experience as the central focus of their classes. As well as leading the TPD Training Programme for young dancers in Oxford, Thomas has taught as a guest practitioner for various institutions including Sussex Dance Network, Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, and Centre for Advanced Training programmes (Dance City, The Place, and Swindon Dance).
Thomas is also a co-founder of Pro Dance Oxford, associate artist of Arts at The Old Fire Station and Swindon Dance, and board member of Pegasus Theatre.