Dance Class: Lewis Cooke - Nov 25th

Dance Class with Lewis Cooke – RelaxtoErupt

November 25th

Studio TBC

 

RelaxtoErupt is a physically demanding movement practice helping to discover 0% – 100% of energy and tension within the body and its capacity of movement. The practice delves into the different types of disciplines I have studied and am influenced by, such as contemporary, floor work, boxing, kathak and movement practicality. Its also influenced by the artist I have worked with such as Akram Khan, Alleyne Dance, Anton Lachky & Tomislav English’s Ferus Animi // Terra Nova methodology. We will perform drills utilising how expansive the body can be whilst transitioning in and out of the floor as effortlessly as possible. RelaxtoErupt focusses on playfulness, curiosity and pushing our bodies away from where is naturally comfortable in order to find new pathways. A workshop or class is finished with a phrase Lewis Cooke has created using principles of RelaxtoErupt which will be shared throughout the session. Its a movement methodology created in 2016 and Lewis has taught it since 2018 in Ireland, England, Greece, Belgium, Germany, Sweden and America.

The reason Lewis has decided to call RelaxtoErupt a practise is because he encourages mistakes, failures and the constant development within it. He feels in a lot of cases when something is called a technique people sit back and go through the comfort zone within a specific structure rather than constantly searching for their own personal development.

RelaxtoErupt is designed for people who have a passion for movement and are looking to expand their movement vocabulary. If you come from a dancing background you will most likely pick up certain phrases quicker. However Lewis would not discourage anyone from coming if they have a curiosity and drive to learn from RelaxtoErupt.

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Dance Class with Lewis Cooke – RelaxtoErupt

November 25th

Studio TBC

 

About  Lewis

 

Lewis Cooke is a freelance artist based in the UK.

He found his passion for dance while working with National Youth Dance Company (NYDC). During his 2 years with NYDC he worked with Jasmin Vardimon and Akram Khan. Both productions premiered at Sadlers Wells and toured nationally in the UK. Lewis studied at London Contemporary Dance School working with artists such as Hannes Langolf and Baptiste Bourgougnon. Independently during Lewis’s training years he joined Alleyne Dance Internship Programme to begin the creation for his solo “A Time When All Lights Must Be Hidden” a performance which premiered at Resolution 2018  festival along with a national tour which included venues like Lillian Baylis Studio, Sadlers Wells. Lewis was also an understudy for Jasmin Vardimon’s “Pinocchio”.

He has performed in the works; “The Borrowers” by OJO Collective, Street Improvisations with Beautiful Creatures & Paco Rabanne, The opening of the V&A Museum Dundee and Tribe// company performing “No Sudden Moves” at Resolution 2019.

More recently Lewis performed the world premier of “Ludum” in Brussels by Anton Lachky Company which has gone on to tour in Netherlands, Germany, Slovakia and Belgium. After this production he toured the piece, “Icarus” an outdoor production touring throughout summer 2019 with Southpaw dance company. Reaching to audiences in Germany, Slovenia, Cornwall, London and Netherlands.

*Image taken by Debroah Jaffe from professional class at Tripspace in 2018