Rambert / Hofesh Shechter Company
*Workshop cancelled due to the pandemic
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Please note that the video and photographic materials are for insight into Winifred Burnet-Smith's previous works and do not demonstrate what will be explored in this workshop.
This workshop will be a space for you to inhabit the uniqueness of you as an artist.
We will be doing this by striping down layers of habits and conditioning so that your body is free to express with no limitations.
You will work with ways of articulating your own qualities and emotions through your physicality.
You will broaden your vocabulary and creativity by working on the ability to move between minute detail and full on physicality with all the shades and textures in between.
You will cultivate a sense of being in control and also how you can use being out of control to our advantage.
This workshop will be based on improvisation, set exercises and choreographed phrases where we will work on quality and care within the movement that you will be able to apply to future work beyond this workshop.
Rehearsal Director of Rambert, former founding dancer of Hofesh Shechter Company and Russell Maliphant Company.
After her training at Rambert school, Ecole de Danse Rosella Hightower in Cannes and Codarts in Rotterdam, Winifred began her career as an apprentice with the Dutch company Galili Dance. She then went on to work with the choreographer Russell Maliphant. In 2007 Winifred met Hofesh Shechter and became a founding member of his company where she remained there as a dancer for 10 years. While in the company she was part of the creations for In Your Rooms, The Art of Not Looking Back, Political Mother, Sun and Barbarians, From 2012 she also became rehearsal assistant to Hofesh, assisting him on his creations and re-staging his works on other international dance companies, which she continues to do to this day. In 2017 Winifred assisted Ben Duke for his creation of Goat for Rambert and in 2018 became part of the Artistic team under the Direction of Benoit Swan Pouffer.