Pett|Clausen-Knight educational programmes aim to give the experiences of expertly crafted movement workshops tailored to all ages ranges and levels. The classes encourage personal growth in understanding the body’s inner language, sensing space and learning more ways to find self-expression.
“We strive to give participants new ways to view themselves through the perspective of movement and allow individual creativity to blossom through the practice.“
- James & Travis
Class: / 75 minutes dynamic contemporary class. An energetic & dynamic contemporary class to prepare the body towards an intense day.
The class will begin with centre practice, involving exercises to encourage 3D dimensional use of the upper body whilst finding stability in the lower body.
The initial centre practice will ground the dancers onto the floor and warm their bodies, allowing them to freely move and take risks in the larger travelling exercises in the second half of class.
/ 90 minutes - Focusing on varying tasks and creative responses, participants will learn how to break from their habits and form new creative strategies to further their own choreographic and interpretive skills within professional work.
An insightful look into the creative process and discovering new approaches to simple ideas that form more complex choreographies.
/ 120 minutes - An opportunity to learn repertoire from the choreographers’ previous works and explorations. This is a challenging opportunity that pushes students to develop their artistic skills and gain new knowledge about approaching choreography.
This class takes a student beyond simply learning a phrase and delves further into the intricacies of professional movement interpretation.
About Pett|Clausen-Knight (PCK)
Pett|Clausen-Knight, a renowned UK-based dance company founded and led by James Pett and Travis Clausen-Knight, former Wayne McGregor dancers, is acclaimed for their emotionally charged, technically striking contemporary performances. Their international tours span from America to Asia, showcasing acclaimed works like IMAGO and engaging in diverse projects, including educational workshops and cultural initiatives. With a strong belief in dance as a powerful social tool, their award-winning choreography, recognized by associations like DanceHaus Più in Milan, reflects impactful insights, aiming to transform audience perspectives. PCK's versatility enables them to create adaptable performances, challenging conventional notions of dance and space, showcasing their talent in design and visual arts to captivate audiences worldwide.