This course is structured around the strength building elements of Cunningham-Based contemporary dance technique.
Using this technique as the foundation for this course, each lesson is designed to expand your knowledge and build confidence in performance skills with a strong emphasis on improving your movement fluidity and use of dynamics.
You will work on and develop your movement phrasing while building a piece of sequential movement every few weeks.
Suitable for participants with some dance experience.
About the Tutor
Gary Rowntree trained at The Northern School of Contemporary Dance and later at Newcastle College. Since graduating, Gary has toured as a dancer and is choreographing, researching and teaching dance across the UK.
In 2011 he set up Gary Rowntree | Dance. His work has been seen at many dance and theatre festivals including Echo Echo Fest, Bounce Festival, Evolve, East Side Arts Festival, Cloud Dance Festival, Pick N Mix, Fresh (North East) and Outburst Queer Arts Festival.
Most recently Gary has worked as the choreographer for Plan B Productions Roaring Twenties, Terra Nova Productions (The Belfast Tempest), Derry International Music Festival (Sasquatch: Peter O’Doherty) Partisan Productions (The Nativity | 100 Years on | East Belfast Boy | I never see the prettiest thing) and Artscare (Here&Now Festival).
Gary is also currently working as a coordinator and lecturer of dance in a range of Secondary and further/higher education Colleges.