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Arnolfini - est 1961

Bristol-based choreographer Laïla Diallo is currently developing a new work, a piece for five performers and live music. The piece will be performed at Arnolfini on 5 April, and throughout its development Laïla is offering opportunities to access and participate in her process.


TUE 10, WED 11, THU 12 & FRI 13 JAN

10.30am – 12.00pm £5.00 each class

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Laïla will lead a series of contemporary dance classes that will gradually move from the floor to standing, offering first an opportunity to awaken senses and focus on connections through the body, before learning more complex movement phrases, moving through space, playing with flow and dynamic range.


THU 26 JAN 3.00pm – 5.00pm

(Drop in session) Free

At the close of the three-week residency at Arnolfini – and at an early stage in the creation of a new work – Laïla opens the doors of the studio to invite an audience to watch a rehearsal. There will be no performance for the occasion, no special demonstration or explanation, but an opportunity to catch a glimpse of the creative process.

The creation is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and commissioned and produced by ROH2 at the Royal Opera House, with support from Arnolfini, Dance South West/Pavilion Dance and ICIA, University of Bath.