WORKSHOP - Discovering a movement practice: the Flexible Barres

11 June 2016


Venue: The Field 385 Queens Road, London SE14 5HD

Organiser: Camille Desmarest

Camille Desmarest is an independent artist trained as a dance maker. She graduated from the BA in Contemporary Dance at Trinity Laban in 2013. She often works collaboratively and performs in projects happening in traditional venues as well as site specific and gallery performances. She is currently completing an MA taking place in partnership between Trinity Laban and Independent Dance, which she choose to focus on the possible developments of the Flexible Barres, a training technique devised by Wilfride Piollet. Besides dancing, her creative practices consist in writing, film-making and visual arts projects like Cupart.

Anyone interested in movement, body awareness, posture, fundamentals anatomic principles or what on earth it supposes to be physically embodied is welcome ! No experience at all is needed, if curiosity is around ! We all have a body and inhabit it, it is all that matters !

Developed for 40 years by the French dance practitionner Wilfride Piollet, the Flexible Barres technique has been devised for dancer’s training, but the somatic approach featured in this work makes it accessible to everybody.

I am interested in sharing the knowledge and practice of this work, which I have been doing for 8 years. This event is a workshop in order to present to completely new-comers what I believe is a really useful practice for everybody !