In this move, you are creating the illusion that a strange itch is travelling around your body. As you reach to scratch your body make contorted shapes, with lots of bent elbows, turned in knees and cross body movements.
Each term we make each course as unique as possible with new moves and music to match. This spring, we taken inspiration from Rose Murphy’s song ‘A Little Bird Told Me’ originally recorded in 1947. The theme is inspired by ‘bird like movement’ which provides much of the character for the dance but the song itself is very soft and lyrical, with Rose Murphy distinctive voice which is both quirky and beguiling.
MOVE IT is the world’s biggest dance event, celebrating all forms of dance and the performing arts across three amazing days. Big names in the dance world grace the stage every year and 2019 was no exception with performances from Strictly Come Dancing power couple Neil and Katya Jones, JLS frontman Aston Merrygold and Greatest Dancer winner Ellie Ferguson. Needless to say that once we had been accepted to perform on the Main Stage and teach at this years show I felt excited, nervous, honoured and a bit sick…
The early decades of the 20th century were a battleground for women, in terms of political and legal reform. But women were also testing out another arena of emancipation: their bodies. As fashions grew simpler and skirts rose higher, reaching knee-length by the late 1920s, women found new physical freedom.
Read extracts from Judith Mackrell’s article on our blog. Original article can be found here