Tidligere kursus 2009

Choreographing Music - Composing Dance

- A 30 hour workshop for professional dancers and musicians who wish to explore and develop the relationship between music and dance.

The course will focus on choreographic and compositional skills leading to a shared showing at the end of the second week.

Through practical workshops with guest composer Christopher Benstead and choreographer/teacher Isabel Mortimer, the dancers and musicians will explore, through improvisation, structured tasks and different modes of representation how they communicate their ideas in sound and movement, dependently and independently.

The participants has the possibility to attend morning training with Isabel Mortimer.

UNDERVISER: Christopher Benstead and Isabel Mortimer

Christopher Benstead har gennem de seneste femogtyve år komponeret mere end halvfems musikstykker i en bred vifte af stilarter fra orkesterstykker, til kammermusik, kirkemusik og elektronisk musik. Han har komponeret for utallige dansekompagnier eks. Rambert Dance Company, London Contemporary Dance Theatre og Den Kgl. Ballet. Christopher har netop føjet yderligere to titler til samlingen ”Music for Dance”. Han underviser såvel dansere som musikere og er en af Englands mest anerkendte og erfarne danseakkompagnatører.

Isabel Mortimer is a performer of international acclaim, during a career that spans twenty two years she has collaborated with some of Europe ’s most exciting and innovative directors and choreographers.

She co founded Images Dance Company during her last year at London Contemporary Dance School which toured extensively over a four year period. Isabel performed a soloist role in ‘Mindless Matter’, a piece that won the first prize at the prestigious Bagnolet Dance Festival. 




She went on to join London Contemporary Dance Theatre, ’s leading contemporary dance company at the time, performing a wide variety of roles during a five year period. The company’s extensive repertoire allowed her to work with many choreographers including Christopher Bruce, Bill T Jones, Amanda Miller, Paul Taylor, Mark Morris, and many others.




After leaving London Contemporary, highlights have included performing the principal role of The Queen on Broadway in Matthew Bournes multi award winning Swan Lake, a role, which she co-created in the original production in 1995 and has recently re-created the role for the show’s 10th anniversary , Paris and U.S touring engagements.













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