Dance Yourself Stupid (Workshop)

Dorothy Max Prior

21 Jan 10.00am

Dance Yourself Stupid (Workshop)

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From the Clown Can Can to the Egyptian Sand Dance and beyond: a workshop in eccentric, comic and stage dance open to everyone – actors, clowns, dancers, and anyone else who fancies a bit of dotty dancing.

This taster workshop explores the many and various possibilities of comic and popular dance, investigating the vaudeville tradition, and exploring the potential of different dance forms in the creation of comic numeros.

The day will include classic eccentric dance routines, such as those popularised by Laurel & Hardy and the legendary Wilson Keppel & Betty; the comic potential of popular dance rhythms such as Charleston, Tango, Jazz and Mambo will be explored; and the workshop will subvert well-known dance traditions such as the Can Can and Saturday Night Fever.

Dorothy Max Prior is a choreographer, writer, director and teacher with over 30 years' experience. She is co-director of The Ragroof Players, and makes work across the UK and around the world as Dorothy’s Shoes, most recently in Brazil directing circus/theatre show The Twins, and launching the Cabaré Excêntrico troupe in Sao Paulo.


Age Guidance: 18+
Duration
: 10am–2pm
Latecomers: We may be unable to admit latecomers to this workshop; please allow ample time to arrive and collect your tickets.
Cost: £40 (£35 concessions)

Part of London International Mime Festival 2018.

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