April 28th 2017 in Teaching by

Music and Dance Workshop

On Sunday 23rd April, Iain Paxon and I delivered a music and dance improvisation workshop as part of Score10’s research.

“Lovely, welcoming atmosphere! A chance to experiment in a very open and accepting atmosphere.”

We delivered a range of scores and tasks to test and explore the relationship between sound and movement.  The ideas promoted listening, observing, following, leading, harmony and clash.

The workshop started with dancers and …

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March 13th 2017 in Choreography, Teaching by

Music and Dance Workshop

Do you want to experiment with music and dance improvisation?
Are you interested to see what we have been working on?
Score10 – Music and Dance Improvisation Workshop is on the 23rd April, 2-5pm at the Brighton Natural Health Centre.

This workshop is an opportunity to collaborate and explore the relationship between live music and movement. It will experiment and play with group improvisations, creating live …

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February 27th 2017 in Teaching by

Marina Open Level Contemporary Class

I am the new Open Level Contemporary Dance teacher at Brighton Marina. Classes are an hour every Tuesday from 8.30-9.30.

The open level contemporary dance classes perfect for beginners, or improvers. Every Tuesday evening at Maria Studios we have selected Brighton Dance Network teachers to bring you an exciting class to improve your technique and strength. All abilities welcome.

Time: Tuesdays at 8.30 – 9.30pm

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February 21st 2017 in Performance, Teaching by

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

This February half term, 97 children performed dance and drama in 4 productions of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

Over the last 6 months, Kaleidoscope Theatre have been working on the play; The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Hannah, Anna and Deirdre have been working with 6 different dance and drama groups aged 3-15 to create the story of Narnia. Over the February half …

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December 20th 2016 in Teaching by

Contemporary dance workshop: exploring free movement & improvisation

On Sunday 22nd January, I am delivering a contemporary dance workshop: exploring free movement and improvisation.
At the Brighton Natural Health Centre, 27 Regent Street, BN1 1UL

This contemporary dance workshop will play with free movement improvisations and group tasks to allow dancers to explore and develop their own material in a friendly and supportive environment. The workshops consist of a short warm up followed …

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November 18th 2016 in Teaching by

Reflection on Workshop

Written by Alice Smith
Hannah Pickett Workshop

During the session Hannah worked with improvisation and scores, she opened the session by presenting her current working focus: Self, Environment and Others and described these as a consideration of how you feel, where you are and who you’re with whilst you’re moving. This proved to be a beautifully effective way to generate movement in a short space …

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October 5th 2016 in Teaching by

A Romen Triumph

“The workshop was fun, inclusive and rewarding. I was really impressed with the engagement during the session and the final performance.” Year 3 Class Teacher, City Academy Whitehawk.

This June, I was invited to deliver dance workshops as part of City Academy Whitehawk’s Art week. The whole week was based on the painting A Roman Triumph, as part of the National Gallery Take One Picture …

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July 12th 2016 in Choreography, Teaching by

Ahmed and the Feather Girl

This summer term, I have worked with Kaleidoscope Theatre to put the productions of Ahmed and the Feather Girl at Wallands Primary School and Barcombe Village hall.

The production consisted of dance and drama and was performed by children aged 6-11.


Next year we are doing the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Click here for more information about dance and drama classes in Lewes

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April 3rd 2016 in Teaching by

Brighton Contact Improvisation

Hannah led the Contact Improvisation Jam on Sunday 3rd April.

The session started with a guided warm-up lead by Hannah, followed by a free jam in which people improvised together in pairs and/or groups.

The Contact Jam’s happen on the first weekend of every month.
Venue: Brighton Ki Centre, Ground Floor Studio, 12 Queen Square, Brighton, BN1 3FD (Near the Clock Tower & at the top right corner …

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