– Contemporary classes in London
- Minimum age: 16
- Level: Intermediate, Advanced
- Time: 7pm-8pm
- Price: £7
- Studio 5
Jo Cork is a dancer and maker based in London. She has danced in works by Lea Anderson and Frauke Requardt, Elizabeth Streb, Kate Jackson, Ruth Tyson-Jones, Fleur Darkin and Gary Clarke, amongst others, and has made work for Liverpool’s LEAP Dance Festival and Ludus Dance Cuts. After a period dancing with Temporeare Theatre in Berlin, lead by former Bolshoi dancer Alexey Kononov, Jo moved to London, working with London Symphony Orchestra’s Collectives and Curiosities, Tempered Body Dance Theatre and House of O’Dwyer before joining the artistic community at Chisenhale Dance Space where she continues to develop her artistic practice.
In 2016, she became choreographer for Studio for Electronic Theatre, a company specialising in digital interaction in performance. Her practice has come to involve film-making and dance performance with digital interaction and her dance film work has been screened across the UK, in the USA, South America, across Europe and in Asia at numerous international events and festivals. She won an international award for Best Film in category with her film, Sensate. She is currently developing her next work in partnership with London College of Music.
Alongside performing and choreographing, Jo has practiced in dance in health and has worked extensively as a free-lance teacher in the community, schools and youth dance programmes. She is also a fully qualified, and SMA registered, sports and remedial massage therapist.
These classes are open to all and warmly welcome students to enjoy practice at their own level, however some experience of dance is recommended. Classes will begin with exercises and tasks to ground and centre the body before building into increasingly dynamic sequences and travelling combinations that will develop coordination and physical awareness of the space and our bodies within it. With an emphasis on dancing from the inside out, the classes intend to open up students to new movement vocabulary and to develop technique and skills with control and expression, with an encouragement for students’ individual and personal interpretation within the movement.