20 February 2018
Posted by Sally Noall
Laila Diallo Choreographic CPD Masterclass - Dark Skies: Bright Stars
Saturday March 3rd, 10am-3.30pm
Kensey Hall/Dance Studio, Truro High School for Girls, Truro TR1 2HU
(Access via Daniell Road entrance)
As part of the Deep Space project from Mayes Creative’s Dark Skies: Bright Stars programme, join renowned choreographer Laila 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.
Please book your place HERE
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.” www.lailadiallo.com
Lois Taylor began her career as a dancer for Ludus and Footloose before establishing Attik Dance as a key organisation for dance in the south west of England through performance, education and community work, remaining its artistic director and choreographer for 19 years. Since 2009 her work has included developing, teaching and performing in a range of projects, choreography commissions for English Touring Opera, Cornwall Youth Dance Company, Sterts, City of Lights Truro and Artkomas, Lithuania, as well as teaching in university, school, community and health settings and mentoring other dancers in their artistic development. “I see the whole environment as my dance studio and like to create opportunities to bring artists and audiences to unusual sites and landscape locations for performance and training.” www.loistaylor.co.uk
Dark Skies: Bright Stars from Mayes Creative is supported by Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund and FEAST Cornwall