Morning Pro Class with ACCA Dance Theatre

Thu Feb 29 2024 at 09:00 am to Tue May 21 2024 at 10:15 am UTC+00:00

The Dance Studio Leeds | Leeds

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Morning Pro Class with ACCA Dance Theatre
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ACCA Dance Theatre is in rehearsals for their show Occupational Hazard and welcomes professional dancers to join us for pro class each day.
About this Event

About the classes:

Suitable for professional dance artists and full time dance students, these classes will be physical, aiming to warm up ACCA ahead of a day of rehearsing.

Each class will be 9am - 10:15am, we kindly ask that you have vacated the studio by 10:30am so rehearsals can begin.

If you are a female identifying professional there is also the opportunity for you to observe our creative process through open rehearsals. Please email [email protected] if you're interested in attending.

No refunds, except in exceptional circumstances, however, we are happy to transfer dates subject to space in the class.

Class Schedule:

Thursday 29th February - Mason Jubb

Tuesday 5th March - Mason Jubb

Thursday 7th March - Mason Jubb

Tuesday 12th March - Mason Jubb

Tuesday 19th March - Maya Caroll

Thursday 21st March - Maya Carroll

Tuesday 26th March - Sophie Thomas

Thursday 28th March - Sophie Thomas

Tuesday 16th April - Iolanda Portogallo

Thursday 18th April - Iolanda Portogallo

Tuesday 23rd April - Maya Carroll

Thursday 25th April - Maya Caroll

Tuesday 30th April- Sophie Thomas

Thursday 2nd May - Sophie Thomas

Tuesday 14th May - Iolanda Portogallo

Tuesday 21st May - Iolanda Portogallo

About the Class Teachers:

Mason Jubb is a multi-faceted dance artist based in Leeds. Working as a performer with Rees Dance Company ACE funded work "Living Shadows" for both of the development phases. Mason often collaborates with Wayne Sables Project, as an independent artist on the digital work "Alone", as well as several ACE funded projects as part of his role as the Dance Development Officer at Dance Action Zone Leeds. Mason creates work surrounding social policy as the choreographer for both the DAZL Youth company and the Kick Off Boys Youth Dance Project. Mason was the Rehearsal Director for NSCD Centre for Advanced Training Scheme in 2018 and 2019.

Born in Italy, Iolanda Portagallo undertook pre-professional training at the Accademia Internazionale Coreutica in Florence, studying ballet and contemporary technique. Graduating from Northern School of Contemporary Dance in 2019, she had the opportunity of performing works by Vinicius Salles, Sharon Watson, Jake McKernan, Extended Play, Wilhelmina Ojanen or Douglas Thorpe amongst others.

Born and raised in England’s Lake District, Sophie Thomas' love for dance, art and nature started from an early age. Sophie graduated from Northern School of Contemporary Dance in 2021 with first class honours, and worked with choreographers Anna Williams, Barnaby Booth and Jose Agudo during her time there. Now freelancing out of Leeds, her professional credits include working with Southpaw Company, Riptide, Night People and Northern Rascals, performing at a variety of theatre venues, galleries and festivals. After being a Guest Writer for Dance Art Journal 2023, she is continuing to explore where her interest in movement and words intersect. In her personal practice, Sophie is investigating musicality, intricacy and what it means to be human whilst performing.

Maya Carroll is a Freelance Dance Artist based in Leeds and a graduate of the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, completing the BPA(Hons) degree and Verve, the Postgraduate Performance Company. In her professional career, Maya has had the pleasure of working and collaborating with artists such as Emma Critchley, Liam Francis, Bridie Gane, Extended Play, Petri Delights, Mad Dogs Dance and Red Ladder Theatre Company, Matthew Robinson, Night People Events, Ruby Portus and Henry Ward as well as Wilhelmina Ojanen and Amy Voris as a part of Mobius Dance. Recently, Maya was also a cast member in Ben Duke's ‘Ruination’ at The Royal Opera House Linbury Theatre.

About ACCA Dance Theatre:

ACCA are Leeds based dance theatre duo Anna Cabré-Verdiell Bosch and Charlotte Arnold. Led by two female-identifying creative leaders, ACCA makes work that reflects and comments on the contemporary society via funny, thought-provoking dance theatre performances and participation activities. Their style has a physical backbone, drawing on character and conceptuality to investigate the topics which inspire each project. As a trilingual company, ACCA weaves both Spanish and English culture and narratives into the work, as well as championing and celebrating femininity. In addition, the collective has an existing practice working with different community groups that will ensure the facilitation of a safer, intentional space for co-creation, both Anna and Charlotte delivering across Leeds to a variety of ages and abilities.

ACCA is a resident company at Slung Low. Previously commissioned by Ilkley Literature Festival to make the short dance film EVEolution, they also won the Leeds Summer Group Show in 2020 with their dance film ACCA Danst, and received ACE funding for a R&D of Cautivas, a new project for 2021. The fifteen minute version of Occupational Hazard, ACCA's first sketch has been programmed across Yorkshire at Ripon Theatre Festival, Yorkshire Dance, Slung Low and Grassington International Festival amongst others. After receiving funding from ACE, ACCA developed Occupational Hazard into a full length show which premiered in December 2022 opened by a community curtain raiser at Slung Low. 2023, saw ACCA join forces with German company Vier-D, creating Femxle Spaces as part of Leeds 2023, Dortmund Festival and funded by Cultural Bridge and Dortmund City Council. Their collaboration continues with a new international project telling female stories over 2024-25, whilst Occupational Hazard will be performed nationally in ACE funded pilot tour.

Occupational Hazard is made possible thanks to funding from Arts Council England and national lottery players. Thanks also to the projects partners: Slung Low, The Dance Studio Leeds, Seven Arts, Yorkshire Dance, Pro Dance Leeds, The Edge Theatre, Arts Centre Washington, Colchester Arts Centre, NSCD, Stowmarket High School, City College Norwich and Women Friendly Leeds.

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Event Venue & Nearby Stays

The Dance Studio Leeds, Macaulay Street, Leeds, United Kingdom

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