ABOUT THE CLASS
Clementine's teaching is based on somatic exploration through physical expressivity. It is a combination of dynamic floor work and creative improvisations but also tackles group and partner explorations.
Her classes are a combination of the many experiences, learnings and interests she has as a performer and artist and is constantly informed by the many teachers and artist she meets along her way.
The classes will touch upon movement efficiency and performativity leading its participants on an emotional and physical journey.
As the group progresses in time and space, Clementine facilitates a safe and supportive environment for risk taking and surpassing ones limits. This enables each individual to discover new edges to their own capacities and progress on their on learning curve.
With concepts such as flow and weight, leading smoothly in and out of the floor, the class will enable the dancers to investigate their original movement and challenge their practice as a performer and mover beyond technical restrictions.
Play is often at the centre of the class. The study of rhythm, of engagement and efficiency but moreover pleasure support a inclusive and ecological practice of dance.
Bookings can be made through email at
for the followings:
• Workshop for professionals and students | 3 hours
• Class for professional and students | 1.5 hours
• Workshops for community groups | 3 hours
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ON GROUP DYNAMICS
Social psychologist Kurt Lewin (1890 -1947) was the first to come up with the term Group Dynamic but it is a phenomena which was studied by Gestalt psychologist Max Wertheimer.
"There are entities where the behaviour of the whole cannot be derived from its individual elements nor from the way these elements fit together; rather the opposite is true: the properties of any of the parts are determined by the intrinsic structural laws of the whole".
It has its roots in sociology, psychology and anthropology with the works of Emile Durkheim, Gustave Le Bon or William McDougall.
Stemming from a personal interest I undertook research in both the psychological and sociological fields to understand a little more this concept and transfer my learnings onto my dance practice.
We are social beings, are whole lives are established within a societal context and require from us adaptation skills and behavioural accommodation to others.
I believe the practice of dance as an ecological process enables the individual to define, affirm and feel empowered by his position in society.
The methodology I am developing lies on group task and attunement which leads the participants to a refine state of awareness both within and out. A connection to others that promotes collective power and communal effort and lead to an empowered and grown self.
The group provides witnessing and listening, it enhances, quietens when necessary, it balances, it rends any kind of egoistic, competitive 'alienated' self to allow the blossoming of an individual, singular and strong and celebrate its necessity to the whole.
My research as a performer has culminated towards the creation of characters. Indeed, the embodiment of personas is a freeing and creatively stimulating task I find. There's suddenly a multiplicity of ways of moving that emerge, places to discover, rediscover through the eye of your persona.
In theory I focus on three simple foundational concepts:
Mistake - Transform/Recover
Idea - Abort/Recycle
Melody - Rhythmical/tone
These concepts are further developed in the class and encourage the dancers to transform and transcend their habits.