Body & Mind Masterclass with Julia Cheng

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Following the outbreak of COVID-19 this event has now been rescheduled. In light of uncertainty around the ongoing situation we will not be taking bookings for events until Mansions of the Future reopens. Please join our mailing list to remain up to date with programme news. 

In this workshop we will be looking at movement language, self-dialogue, power dynamics of the body and awareness of how we present ourselves inwards and outwards. We will consider the creative industry and the importance of physicality, owning our voices and the notion of play. Please come in comfortable clothing and bring a pen and notebook. 

A prolific creative director of company House of Absolute, choreographer, performer and teacher, Julia Cheng has extensive expertise in multidisciplinary dance and self-produced work.  A runner-up in the Arts Foundation Futures Award 2019 for Hip Hop Dance, she has judged, competed in and won many competitions since 2007 and is a mentor for Breakin’ Convention & BBC Young Dancer. 

Julia has considerable stage and theatre commissions, with influences that have led to cross-collaborative works with artists in contemporary dance, music, visual art and poetry. These works have been presented by BBC World Service, ICA, London Jazz Festival, Roundhouse, Sadlers Wells Theatre,V&A museum, Southbank Centre, Birmingham Hippodrome, Contour London Symphony Orchestra, British Council Cairo, Wilderness Festival, China Changing Festival, Jazz Refreshed, Love Supreme Festival, University of Hertfordshire amongst many more. Her technique continues to evolve as she seeks to break boundaries in any given style and creates new work across UK, Europe, Africa and Asia. 

This project is part of Mansions of the Future’s Lincoln Live programme March – November 2020 (Season extended in response to COVID-19). Departing from Lincoln’s rich entertainment and theatre history, Lincoln Live features new commissions which exist at the intersections of disciplinary boundaries. The season is a celebration of performative ventures that stand resolutely marginal to both the history of English theatre and the often exclusive, disciplinary rhetoric of contemporary performance art.

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