August 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Open source arts
£4 otd
Pro Class: Dance Open Training w/ Matias Kruger @ Open source arts

::: Towards an expressive body :::

This class aims to stimulate the imagination and push the body to new and expressive movement pathways. We will use dynamic exercises to work on our strength and mobility. Through improvisation, applying different movement textures, dissociation, soft acrobatics and ways of using the floor we will finally try to find more expressivity in our movements.

Matias says: “I have been trained in aerial acrobatics, physical theatre and contemporary dance. In my own practice, I try to find a symbiosis between these disciplines in search of a highly expressive body and unique movement language.”

Ticketing: £4 on the day (cash/card)

This session is part of a few months of research into what formats work for dancers in Leeds. See the full programme of pro classes for dances and movers, plus complementary activities on our website www.opensourcearts.co.uk/dance

We listened to your feedback and are embarking on a process of experimenting to find what might really work to complement the professional dance training offer already available in Leeds. We have hosted a variety of sessions in different formats, and are continually evolving the process.


“Dance Open Training has been an essential space for experimentation, gaining experience in teaching, finding support in the local dance community and learning from each other.”

“Dance Dance Dance – such a calming space, a joy to dance with friends and new friends. Looking forward to the new year.”

“Fantastic that you bring the community together and offer space for us to speak our minds! Brilliant initiative & better people. I ♥ OSA.”

“Dance Open Training has created a stronger sense of community between dance artists in Leeds. I’ve felt supported in my own practice and thoroughly enjoyed experiencing other artists sessions – learning and developing in a natural and easy way in a relaxed space has been really wonderful! ”

“I’m new to the organisation but I enjoyed the close knit, friendly atmosphere/ community. Opportunity to experience dance again after several months/ learn different to my stereotypical style. ”

“Lovely, open studio space. Nice break from clinical institutional study spaces. Good vibes! Community vibes. “