Yoga & Contemporary Dance with Brianna Law

About

These daily workshops led by professional dancer and teacher Brianna Law will start with Yoga. Using the body as a vehicle for awareness, participants will navigate ways to improve coordination, balance, strength, and flexibility. They will be introduced to short meditation and breath techniques which will assist participants to manage stress and anxiety that can come from pressure and personal experiences.

This intensive workshop will then transition to Contemporary Technique. Participants can learn and improve on contemporary dance exercises provided each day. The exercises have been designed to improve confidence in performing contemporary technique and nurturing a sense of confidence. There will be a strong focus on alignment, momentum and body mechanics. Participants will be taught to move efficiently, particularly as the exercises become more challenging. They will be motivated to find their own artistic expression to enhance their performance quality. Contemporary techniques will be incorporated throughout the exercises, floor work and self-devised work.

Participants can attend IN PERSON (limited places) or ONLINE. Zoom links will be provided at least 24 hours prior to each session.

Recommended ages: 13 – 18 years

About Brianna Law

Brianna is a Sydney based movement artist. Growing up in Western Sydney, her first experience of contemporary dance and performance was Shaun Parker’s, The Yard, touring Sydney, Melbourne and Regional NSW (2009-2014). Training at Ev&Bow Full-time Dance Training Centre (2013), she later graduated from Queensland University of Technology, with distinction, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance Performance). Working alongside key leaders of the arts during this time, she has since performed in festivals including Antidote – Sydney Opera House (2017), Beijing Dance Festival (2016), DanScience (2015) and Nick Cave’s HEARD installation at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art as a part of the exhibition Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything (2016). Alongside performing, Brianna is the Co-Founder of Surge Dance Collective with Brisbane dancers Laura McNally and Nadia Milford, who presented their work @_WHY at the Supercell Festival of Contemporary Dance (2018). This work was conceptualised in the IndepenDANCE project (2017). Brianna has choreographed works for festivals and showcases such as NEXUS, CreateX and RAW. Brianna’s interest in movement exploration took her to India to participate in the Attakkalari India Biennial, followed by a one-month residency Play Practice in Bangalore, Yoga for Dancers. Other collaborative residencies include SPARK with Hanging Around, in association with Legs On The Wall. Brianna was awarded the Ausdance NSW DAIR (Dance Artist in Residence) where she continued to research and investigate her curiosities in the intersection of dance, somatics, embodiment, yoga and meditation.

SYDNEY MOVES workshops are supported by the City of Sydney.

Dates/Times

13 – 17 July 2020
11am to 4pm Monday to Friday

Lunch and afternoon tea breaks are included in the daily schedule. Please provide your own individual lunch, afternoon tea and a water bottle.

Cost

Full Week Price: $100 /Concession: $90

Daily Full Price $25 /Concession $20

Prices include booking fees.
Apply your Creative Kids voucher to participate for the week for FREE.
Learn more about the NSW Government’s Creative Kids program
www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-creative-kids-voucher

Parents/Guardians

Shaun Parker & Company will adhere to all social distancing requirements, as recommended by the NSW Government, at all times.

FAQs

What program is being used for the online workshop?

Shaun Parker & Company is using Zoom to conduct the workshops. You can download this app for free by going to https://zoom.us/download

What do I need to set up for each online workshop?

The workshops will require a clear space of approximately 1.5m x 1.5m. Any surface is ok. We recommend that participants wear exercise clothing that is easy to move in. Please have a bottle of water and a sweat towel handy.

My child is under 18 years of age. Do I need to supervise them during the workshop?

Our experienced, professional artist will lead each session online. They have a NSW Government Working with Children Check, as does Shaun Parker & Company. You will be required to complete and return a Parent/Guardian Permission Form here, upon booking your child to participate.

How can I contact the organiser if I have a question about these workshops?

Shaun Parker & Company staff are currently working from home. Please contact us by email: projects@shaunparkercompany.com

Can the participants ask the Workshop Leader questions during the workshop?

When using Zoom, you can click on the Chat icon on the bottom of the screen. Questions for the Workshop Leader should be typed in to Chat and they will respond when they can, primarily during breaks. There will also be a Q&A session at the end of each workshop.

Is it ok if the name on our Zoom account doesn’t match the person who attends?

Yes. We do recommend that the person participating is on the Zoom account, so that our Workshop Leader can identify them by their initials during the workshop if required. However, it is not essential.

How are the workshops structured?

The Workshop Leader will introduce each workshop, providing instruction and ensuring that you have safe space to dance in. They will then lead a warm-up before leading the participants in a fun and active dance workshop during. There will be short breaks throughout each session. There will also be a Q&A session at the end of each workshop where people can ask more questions.

Contact Details

admin@shaunparkercompany.com
+61 2 9351 1941
C/O Seymour Centre, PO Box 553 Broadway NSW 2007
ABN 40 146 251 989

Shaun Parker & Company acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we live, learn and work. We pay our respects to the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island elders, past and present.

Shaun Parker & Company prides itself on celebrating diversity, regardless of race, religious affiliation, gender identification or sexual orientation.