We’re delighted to be offering free Zoom Masterclasses with Bridget Fiske on Friday 13th and Friday 20th November (10am-12pm + 20 min Q&A) as part of our MDI Talent Hub Programme.
The MDI Talent Hub launched in March to nurture artistic development, inspire entrepreneurialism and facilitate cross-artform collaboration amongst Liverpool’s exciting artistic community. Throughout lockdown, our 21 members have had access to a series of industry talks, a like-minded community of artists and ongoing support.
As we enter a second lockdown, we decided to open up this series of Masterclasses to all, to keep everyone motivated and inspired during this time and in celebration of our amazing Talent Hub members, as we look to open for new Talent Hub applications in 2021.
In these workshops Bridget will share a different collection of methods, practices, tools and scores that have developed through and become resonate across her work: approaches that have empowered for Bridget a capacity to be responsive to people, context and need. These are shared with the aim of opening space for participants to reflect into their own practice.
Each session will involve practical content and time for discussion.
Please ensure you have a safe space to work in, but it doesn’t have to be big as these workshops can be adapted to varied spaces. Please wear comfortable clothes to move in and have warm layers you can access. Please do have tools to write & draw with on hand.
To register, please email [email protected] with the dates you would like to attend (one or both) and tell us a little about your dance experience so far.
Bridget is a multifaceted independent artist and creative with a 20 year portfolio working in local, national and international contexts in the areas of: choreography, movement and rehearsal direction, performance, interdisciplinary collaboration, artist-led initiatives, facilitation, dance development & producing.
Bridget’s work occurs on various scales and in various ways, including: since 2012 the international touring of urgent theatre productions with Belarus Free Theatre as Choreographic / Movement & Rehearsal Director (including ‘Burning Doors’ with Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina winner of ‘Best Ensemble’ Off West End Awards and listed in the New York Times ‘Best Theatre of 2017′), being Choreographic & Rehearsal Director on ‘Counting Sheep: Staging A Revolution’, creating and performing works for public space festivals and galleries, supporting and facilitating ways for people to develop voice, embodied awareness and creativity e.g through the Be SpecACTive! EU commissioned project ‘YES Move. NO Move. (Moved?)’ collaborating with activists, people seeking asylum, people ‘erased’ during Slovenia’s independence and other communities, performing in dance, theatre and film works and making projects happen such as the independent, tri-national and multi-modal project ‘They Gather’.
Other selected career highlights includes: Curatorial Assistant and Dancer on ‘Accented Body’ (Director/ Producer Cheryl Stock, 2006 Brisbane International Festival), Movement Director on ‘Trustees’ (Malthouse Theatre & Melbourne International Festival 2018), Associate Director & Curator on the interdisciplinary project ‘Sufi In The City’ (Conceived and Directed by Sarah Sayeed), company dancer with Australia’s premiere company making work for children and young people Buzz Dance Theatre, choreographing a mass participation performance as an Associate Artist of Company Chameleon, delivering guest and regular company classes for Expressions Dance Company (AUS), Bangarra Dance Theatre (AUS) and more as well as teaching for The Lowry Centre for Advanced Training (since 2009), the Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts, UCLan and University of Salford .
Image: Brian Slater
From: ‘Never The Foxes’ commissioned by Moving Dance Forward (led by Dance Manchester and MDI in partnership with the Unity Theatre, Contact, The Lowry and University of Salford) and also been supported by CLOUD & Stroom Den Haag
Collaborating Artists/Performers: Richard Causer, Navala Chaudhari, Bridget Fiske, Joseph Lau & Stephanie Pan
*Please note until further notice all classes are currently taking place online.*
Practicing at Home
Please make sure you have plenty of space to practice safely and comfortably. Take a rest or a water break any time you need one. If you are practicing yoga or pilates please back out of any postures that bring you pain or discomfort, take a rest and come back to the class when you are ready. Your teacher will give you any additional instructions or advice at the start of your Zoom.
We have new processes and measures in place to keep you safe. Please read our Studio Guidelines before booking.
We're based at 24 Hope Street, with Studio 1 on the Ground Floor, and Studio 2 on the first floor. There is an accessible toilet on the ground floor.
What to Wear
Leggings and t-shirts or other comfortable clothes are perfect for most classes. Some classes recommend specific dance shoes, but otherwise bare feet is fine. Check with us in advance if you are unsure.
Payments & Pricing
Studio classes are run by MDI and some are subsidised through our charitable funding.
Some classes run right through term breaks, others take time out. Please check the website to find out when your class is running.
All classes are suitable for adults aged 16+ (unless otherwise stated).