Delighted to welcome the widely experienced and inspirational Fiona Millward for the next two classes in the Collective Contemporary Class series at URC on Mondays 3rd and 10th November 10.00-11.30am. Fiona has a long association with Oxford, but is in demand nationally and internationally, so don’t miss this opportunity to tap into her wisdom.
Class description: The framework for each class is a curiosity around perception, pattern, and relationship, and will consist of a combination of specific tasks with Franklin Balls, touch, set material and guided improvisation to help refine our relationship to gravity, space, self and other. Throughout the class time will be offered to notice the feedback from the body, and space will be shared to embody shifts in orientation.
Fiona MIllward has worked throughout the UK and abroad as a dancer, teacher and choreographer since 1985, and values immensely the alchemy of collaboration that underpins these various roles. Teaching provides an ongoing source of inspiration with opportunities to investigate her own creative practice, and sees her regularly teaching nationally and internationally in a variety of settings. She is a Certified RolfingTM Practitioner and Franklin MethodTM Educator (Levels 1&2). Her choreographic work has received a range of awards and commissions, and she has also enjoyed working as a dramaturg, mentor and choreographic advisor. As a performer she has worked with many choreographers, such as Deborah Hay, Victoria Marks, Fin Walker, Charlie Morrissey, David Dorfman, Gill Clarke, Yael Flexer, Alex Howard and Darrell Jones. Fiona was a Lecturer in Dance at De Montfort University in 2006; Head of Movement at the Oxford School of Drama 1999-2004; and is a National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) Fellow for her work with Independent Dance (ID), which she has co-directed since 1996.