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Softening Into the Floor - Workshop With Chloe Loftus


Sat 19 May 2018, 10:30am–12:30pm

Where: St John's Methodist Church, 320 Hardy St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Workshop fee: $15.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: chloexhq

A release-based workshop led by Chloe Loftus to encourage sensitivity, softness and fluidity in our movements. Through improvisations and learnt sequences we will seek to expand our body awareness to facilitate efficiency of movement, softening into our practice, finding freedom and connection with our bodies and each other.

Incorporating elements of contact improvisation, contemporary dance and play, join Chloe for this one-off 2 hour workshop to discover ease, breath and joy in your dancing.

This is an open-level workshop, suitable for beginners through to advanced movers. Be courageous, you need not be intimidated by the word ‘dance’… this is an open and supportive space for creative explorations and movement development. All you need is a willingness to get down on the floor!

About Chloe…
Italian born and NZ bred, Chloe Loftus has been creating and touring work as a professional dancer and choreographer in the UK for 13 years and has recently returned to NZ.

She graduated from Middlesex University London with a BA (Hons) Dance Performance and alongside working internationally as a freelance dancer, performer and aerialist, Chloe choreographs and performs for her own company, Chloe Loftus Dance, formed in 2005.

On moving to Wales in 2006, she won Welsh Independent Dance’s ‘Dance Bytes’ and went on to gain Arts Council of Wales, PRSF, Articulture, Wales Arts International and Kevin Spacey Foundation funding alongside numerous other commissions to create and tour work in both community and professional environments.

She has been Associate Artist at the Wales Millennium Centre since 2015 and was nominated for a Theatre Critics of Wales Award for Best Small Scale Dance Production. She has facilitated extensive workshops that seek to inspire creativity and connection with our bodies specialising in contact work, improvisation, contemporary and outdoor dance theatre.

Chloe is also a Mass Movement Director and has worked on large-scale projects for Walk The Plank and National Theatre Wales. Recent projects have included commissions for Cultural Olympiad projects and music festivals, a collaboration with the Welsh School of Architecture, bungee-assisted dance and aerial harness based projects.

Since moving back to New Zealand Chloe has been named Auckland Parks 2017 Artist in Residence, is touring a new outdoor work ‘Out of the Blue’ and has been commissioned to choreograph a new aerial work for Touch Compass, NZ's only professional inclusive dance company.