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Shared Practice

“In doing it, it gives me clarification.”

Lauren Potter

The Shared Practice is a non-profit dedicated space for dance exploration in London  to explore personal curiosities in movement and dancing. The outcome is defined by the intension you bring which might rest in the desire to develop improvisation, technique or simply dance. We gain a deeper understanding of our embodied experiences by passing through stages of sense making, observing attention and engaging in conversations before and after with other artists. Open to all levels.

Time: Thursdays 4pm - 6pm

Fee: £8/ class or £7 if you sign up beginning of each term

Current term: 

11.01  //   18.01.   //   25.01.   //   01.02.   //   08.02.   //   15.02.   //   22.02   //   29.02   //   07.03.   //  14.03.   //   21.03.   //   28.03.2024

Where: The Green Community Centre – 5 Nunhead Green SE15 3QQ, London

To join:

- Sign up at the beginning for all or a number of rounds to create a sense of community and consistency. £7/ class

- Drop-in i£8/ class.


Email (ref Shared Practice + name) with the dates you want to join (if you want to sign up) or email latest a day prior to attending (drop-in). 

How to imagine what will happen:

We begin with a state of arrival that can allow movement to naturally emerge from a state of presence. From there explorations unfold, influenced by the energy and presence of others in the space. Gradually attention shifts from a personal inquiry to anticipating and responding to the influences and exchanges within the shared environment. Surrounding movement and energies that people bring become integrated into our work and might challenge personal intention as well as deepen an understanding of what it means to co-exist with our needs and desires through moving.

A couple of ground rules:

  • please come on time. It makes a difference starting together and having time to arrive. Ideally come 15 min early to settle in.

  • there is a facilitator, Laura, to hold the space, guide the stages and answer open questions.

  • at the start and the end we will come together to enter and exit collectively. 

  • it is a silent space where the sounds of breath and to some extend sounding are welcome but … sound can be very distracting and if you do use sound please keep in mind that others are right beside you sharing it and it will influence their work. At the same time being free to sound as you move also matters, so effectively we ask you to make wise choices and to speak your mind if something becomes too much for you to manage your own explorations.

  • for the last 40 min we make use of music to benefit from the energy it gives us. Sometimes we have one musician with us who is taking care of music via live mixing but if not we take care of the music together via our own libraries like Spotify and we welcome people taking turn dj-ing.

  • there are kitchen and toilet facilities, the studio is ground floor and wheelchair accessible.

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