As part of the Deep Space project from Mayes Creative’s Dark Skies: Bright Stars programme, join renowned choreographer Lailla Diallo and Cornish dance artist Lois Taylor for a day of creative and choreographic explorations, inspired and informed by the concept of cosmic rays and the night sky.
Enrich your practice through a series of task-based methods to access the body and develop your own choreographic processes through new creative threads in this special shared workshop day with other dancers.
15 places are available at a subsidised rate of just £25 for the day.
Laila Diallo is a Bristol-based dance maker originally from Canada who creates and tours new work nationally & internationally along with regular contributions to opera, theatre and television. An educator working within the university and vocational sectors and with youth and community groups, she also works with emerging artists and peers through commissioned work and via workshops, classes, talks and mentoring. A recipient of a Rayne Fellowship for Choreographers in 2006, Laïla also was an Associate Artist at ROH2, Royal Opera House, between 2009 and 2012. She sits on Theatre Bristol's Board of Directors and is a trustee of The Wayne McGregor Foundation. “I make dance because it seems to me that movement, people moving and the experience of watching people move and the joining in the dance can move us. It can move us deeply. To action, to tears, to thought. It can take us to a place of solace or respite, a place of escape or one of connection.”
Lois Taylor has toured the UK as a performer and with her choreographic works. She founded and led Attik Dance as a key organisation for dance in the south west of England for 19 years. She has lectured at Plymouth and Falmouth University and shared her passion for dance as choreographer and teacher in a wide range of proffessional and community contexts. She founded the Liskeard based community arts initiatives The Vital Spark and MidSummer Dance. As co creator and performer for Physical Postcards digital and performance project she has received Arts Council funding to develop the work for touring and was recently commissioned to work alongside Sarah Fairhall in Transform - an improvised response to the work of artist Trevor Bell. She is a dance collaborator for the Dark Skies: Bright Stars project and was commissioned as choreographer to create the new performance work Deep Space. She stays fresh seeking new challenges for her creativity and embraces new partnerships for her work. www.loistaylor.co.uk
Dark Skies: Bright Stars from Mayes Creative is supported by Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund and FEAST Cornwall
Dance Studio P108, Cornwall College, Tregonissey Road St Austell, Cornwall PL25 4DJ
June 3rd, 2018
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