Live Online Movement Meditation Masterclass with Julia Cheng

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This event will take place using Zoom, a free online video chat service. For security reasons, booking via Eventbrite is essential and a hyperlink will be sent out via Eventbrite email to all attendees 1hr before the event start time, hence booking will end at 9.00am on Thursday 27 August. Click the hyperlink at 10:00am to access the live event, which will be introduced and hosted by the Mansions of the Future team. We will be on hand to support first time Zoom users. 

10.00 – 11.00am Practical Session
11.00 – 11.30am Tea & Talk

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.

The session will be open 10 minutes before the start time, please lay a mat down or a towel and wear comfortable clothing. Keep a glass of water to hand. 

Important notes:

– Classes will be closed ‘locked’ promptly 5 minutes after start time to avoid disruption.
– Sessions are for people to participate, not open to be observed.
– Please note this Masterclass will be recorded and may be shared online at a later date.  If you do not wish to be visible in the recording, please select the stop video option at the bottom left hand of your screen.
– This Zoom link is strictly for your access only, not be to shared unless permitted to do so with our consent.
– If participants do not want to turn on and share their video they can leave the screen turned off.


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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