Classes and Workshops

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned dance professional, come immerse yourself in our curated list of classes and workshops that will expose you to a diverse range of artistic practices and styles.

All classes and workshops will be conducted online via Zoom this year.

  • O = Open
  • B = Beginner
  • I = Intermediate
  • A = Advanced
  • P = Professional

1.5-hour sessions

Standard: $15

3-hour session (Butoh Workshop)

Standard: $30

Happy Body

DATE / TIME

Sat 13 Jun, 5pm – 6:30pm

CONDUCTED BY

Ravid Abarbanel (Israel)

LEVEL

O

For anyone who loves to move.

During the workshop, participants will explore different possibilities of releasing their body parts, give themselves over to gravity and resist it. They will look for pleasure in movement. With an emphasis on finding connections between the different parts of the body, participants will experiment with materials from the physical and movement realms that animate themselves, and together with the instructor, foray into new territories of expression.

The class has components of release technique and improvisation – practices Ravid Abarbanel has worked with in the past years. It focuses on the body, not fancy techniques and showy movements, to create movement that comes from within.

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MoDem Language

DATE / TIME

Sat 13 Jun, 7:30pm – 9pm

CONDUCTED BY

Fernando Roldan Ferrer from Compagnia Zappalà Danza (Italy)

LEVEL

A/P

MoDem is the choreographic language developed by Roberto Zappalà for Compagnia Zappalà Danza. The concept behind the workshop is contained in “Omnia Corpora”, an essay written by the choreographer himself concerning his approach to choreography, notes and principles on the construction of his creations.

The most physical part of the laboratory consists of empowering both body and mind through a powerful and muscular work. The choreographer’s language is based on simple criteria: the connection to the flux, and to harmonies that the body develops thanks to a methodology hinged upon group interaction and contamination.

Joints and body sections are selected and stimulated through a process aimed at exploring the countless possibilities possessed by the limbs in order to investigate, reimagine, and multiply body’s inner potential.

The visceral body is a key element in Zappalà’s work, just like instinct that identifies an apparent imperfection. Instinct and imperfection, together, are added values to movement in the choreographer’s vocabulary.

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Butoh Workshop

DATE / TIME

Sun 14 Jun, 10am – 1pm

CONDUCTED BY

Nobuyoshi Asai (Japan)

LEVEL

O

Ex Sankai Juku Butoh dancer, Nobuyoshi Asai will bring participants through a basic of butoh in relation to the body, including the following exercises:

– Noguchi Taiso
– Walking training / Suri-ashi (shuffling) – Wave movement
– Movement initiated by breathing
–  Gravity
– Tension and relaxation
– Rhythm exercise

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Exploration of Breath in Choreography

DATE / TIME

Sun 14 Jun, 5pm – 6.30pm

CONDUCTED BY

Fabio Liberti (Denmark/Italy)

LEVEL

A/P

The aim of this workshop is to share the result of Fabio Liberti‘s personal movement research and his choreographic practice.
Breath will be the starting and threading point throughout the whole practice. Participants will explore the action of breathing, the respiratory act as a physical experience and as a motion leading to what the artist has termed as “the breathing dance”.
Through this practice, participants will mobilise all body parts to find looseness and movement for each of them, approaching movement in different ways (within and without).
At the end of the workshop, participants will use some tools learnt through the practice to create a short sequence of movement to be able to share and dance together.
The workshop will be led from a private apartment and will be adaptable to all kind of spaces.
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Kinetic Listening & Contemporary Movement Creation

DATE / TIME

Sun 14 Jun, 7:30m – 9pm

CONDUCTED BY

Rebecca Margolick (USA/Canada)

LEVEL

O

The class is geared towards getting in touch with the body while listening and being influenced by the people around us.

Influenced from visualisation, improvisation and various technical forms, Rebecca Margolick will work on mind-body connection and versatility while aiming to build a community through listening and participation.

Participants will push their physicality through a series of movements meant to work on coordination and finding efficiency and joy in effort. The class then moves towards movement generation, durational practice and finding and getting in touch with the body’s senses, emotions and capacity.

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Vessel Bodies by Syimah Sabtu

DATE / TIME

Mon 15 Jun, 10am – 11:30am

CONDUCTED BY

Syimah Sabtu (Singapore)

LEVEL

Open

Syimah believes that bodies are vessels for an exchange of information from the presence of bodies and everything else in the space.

In this workshop, she shares her current focus in practice; exploring the connection in elements nested within herself or the bodies she works with – their histories, textures, beliefs and the stories they tell. Through this workshop, participants will be guided with improvisation tasks that aid in assisting participants to unlock, discover and explore movements.

Come with an open mind to explore and embrace everything and nothing beautiful.

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A Creative Approach Using “10-6 into the SKIN” As Key Concepts

DATE / TIME

Tue 16 Jun, 10am – 11:30am

CONDUCTED BY

Tan Sen Cai (Singapore)

LEVEL

B/I

The beginning of class will start with movement phrases to open up the possibilities of the body. The participants will then have a chance to experience the fundamental concepts of the work 10-6 into the SKIN, allowing the use of these fundamentals as tools to create short movement phrases of their own.

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Moving From the Inside Out: A Release-Based Technique Class

DATE / TIME

Wed 17 Jun, 10am – 11.30am

CONDUCTED BY

Leia Ang (Singapore)

LEVEL

I

Applying principles of the modern/post-modern dance techniques, this class is designed with space for bodies to explore movement with the anatomical and somatic perspectives.
It will bring you traditionally from the floor – experimenting useful connections of your body-halves, your spine, and between your bodies with the floor, to translating these findings to the vertical, and finally, to applying your discoveries on the more dynamic combinations.
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Easy Moving 

DATE / TIME

Thu 18 Jun, 10am – 11:30am

CONDUCTED BY

Adele Goh (Singapore)

LEVEL

I

Starting with somatic approaches and stretches to open the body, this class will lead you through a series of exercises that will encourage a sense of ease and efficiency as you move between internal states and physical sensations. Through these, you will strengthen the connection between body and mind, allowing the body to be brought into a state of openness and readiness.
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Exploring Our Body Map of Lines and Spirals in Movement

DATE / TIME

Fri 19 Jun, 10am – 11:30am

CONDUCTED BY

Goh Jia Yin (Singapore)

LEVEL

Open

A visualisation of the body mapped out in lines and spirals will facilitate our movement exploration. We will use this body map as a tool to warm up the muscles and joints in all planes of movement, and take it into movement phrases and explorative tasks.

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Physical Strengthening

DATE / TIME

Sat 20 Jun, 10am – 11:30am

CONDUCTED BY

Ruby Jayaseelan (Singapore)

LEVEL

I

This 90 minute class aims to increase strength, agility, and endurance in participants – using techniques from traditional Eastern practices such as Yoga, Bharathanatyam, amongst others. The focus will be on physical, mental, and psychological flexibility and power, to heighten the participant’s technique and performance in their own crafts. These sessions are highly recommended for physical practitioners, but are open to all participants at an intermediate level of fitness.


Ruby is a movement artist trained in Eastern dance and drama. To increase strength, agility, and endurance, Ruby focuses on mindful body movement. Specifically, the control and attentiveness of different body parts, groundedness within the body, and effective breathing. Her pedago

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Timang Asli

DATE / TIME

Sat 20 Jun, 12pm – 1:30pm

CONDUCTED BY

Hasyimah Harith (Singapore)

LEVEL

O

This dance workshop is a guided approach to form and philosophy of Tari Asli Kuala Deli, one of the Malay traditional dance forms in Singapore. Through embodying the dance form, we will listen to the body and experience the physical sensations of ‘timang’, such as breath, buoyancy and sensuality.

The intent is to share intangible local wisdom of Malay dance that may characterise our Singapore Malay community; reframing traditional wisdom as tools of collective soothing in the contemporary context .

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Awareness, Control and Play

DATE / TIME

Mon 22 Jun, 10am – 11:30am

CONDUCTED BY

Ng Zu You (Singapore)

LEVEL

I/A

Using elements of training from contemporary dance, Chinese dance and acrobatics, this class will allow students to develop sensitivity in the joints and muscles of the body, as well as strength and clarity in executing dynamic and explosive movements.
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Listen, Flow and Connect

DATE / TIME

Tue 23 Jun, 10am – 11:30am

CONDUCTED BY

Brandon Khoo (Singapore/Malaysia)

LEVEL

A

A journey allowing you to listen and find connection through articulation of the body.

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Groove and Dynamics

DATE / TIME

Wed 24 Jun, 10am – 11:30am

CONDUCTED BY

Klievert Jon Mendoza (Singapore/Philippines)

LEVEL

I/A

Pushing physical boundaries whilst getting to enjoy and keep up with current trends.
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Opening Possibilities in Bodies

DATE / TIME

Thu 25 Jun, 10am – 11:30am

CONDUCTED BY

Fiona Thng (Singapore)

LEVEL

A

Through clear and progressive instructions and exercises, this class allows you to explore the openness of the body, even within a confined space. Explore the state of allowing, while building sureness in the body.

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Moving Softly

DATE / TIME

Fri 26 Jun, 10am – 11:30am

CONDUCTED BY

Nah Jieying (Singapore)

LEVEL

A

This release technique class explores how one can find strength in movement, originating from the basic idea of softness and fluidity.

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