A fully loaded toolbox event looking at technique, anatomy, conditioning, physics, creativity, and performance!

Partnerwork Intensive

  • Where – London, The Place

    When – July 30th

    Time – 9:30am-6:30pm


    The Partnerwork Intensive follows in the footsteps of the Floorwork Intensive as a fully loaded toolbox event with serious bang for buck learning.

    Partnerwork is much more then lifting, catching, and moving intuitively with another persona or a group. This is just the tip of the iceberg, and end product we want to see on stage. But like the Floorwork Intensive, we want to support you from the ground up! Laying strong and relevant foundations in which to place that iceberg on!

    Not only will we cover the obvious movement and partnering skills we will lay out relevant conditioning, anatomical knowledge, the limitations, and ways around, forces such as gravity and friction, and task based work to open up your awareness and approaches to movement.
    This intensive will be supported by choreographer and movement director Rachel Birch-Lawson.

    The day will cover:

    Partnerwork conditioning:

    When learning new movements or developing well estabilished vocabulary specific conditioning elements are often left out, leaving us to struggle with the aesthetic before we have the neuromuscular capability to facilitate our desired movement ambition.

    Anatomy: areas of focus:

    We always find there are some physical challenges when learning or improving new skills, so we will be addressing specific anatomical areas to understand personal limitations and what to work on to reduce them.

    Partnerwork physics:

    Although we are superhuman in our movement ability we are still bound by the same forces as everyone else. By understanding what holds us back, and down, we can challenge these universal forces and maybe even use then to our advantage!

    Movement and creativity:

    Once we have a better understanding of our selves and the forces around us we can address exciting moves, scenarios, and creative tasks from a more educated place – finding more power, stability and time. There is more than one way to fly, roll, dive and land so we must explore!


    At the end of the day we are all dancers so we must do exactly that… Dance.