Wednesday 8th March 6:00pm-7:30pm – Laban Studio 9
Hannah’s workshop will be largely floorwork based and will explore how releasing into the ground can allow for speed and fluidity. The session will use repetition and progression as a way of increasing familiarity with the material, and will explore the more challenging elements of groundwork, including balances on the hands, going upside down and taking risks.
Throughout the workshop, Hannah will be sharing an insight into her research in floor connection, looking at how we can achieve maximum efficiency and fluidity within the movement.
The research can be tailored to meet the ability and desire of each participant, therefore the class is open to individuals with different levels of experience. Curiosity is welcomed and group energy is celebrated.
Bring long trousers and a long sleeved t-shirt, as well as lots of water because it will get sweaty.
Hannah Thomas is an artist, performer and teacher, specialising in groundwork.
She graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance with 1st class honours in 2020, and went on to perform with Wee Dance Company, in Germany. With Wee Dance Company, Hannah was part of the creation and performance of Phönix and Zerinnerrung, amongst other works. In 2023, she will join Joshua Monten Dance Company for a new creation.
Hannah has previously performed at Resolution (Dan Thatcher) and at East Wall – a new creation by James Finnemore. She has additionally engaged with Thomas Page, and with the Balletboyz, as part of the Balletboyz Dancers’ Course.
Hannah’s style of movement and teaching is derived from her other passions. In addition to being a passionate mover, she is an avid snowboarder, skateboarder and climber. She incorporates these influences into her practice to encourage full bodied movement and physical awareness. Hannah is a passionate teacher and works on an individual basis to find solutions to challenging movements. Hannah explores with a ‘work hard – play hard attitude’, and enjoys inspiring the same in others.