Inspire Festival VA(R)NISH Workshop with Caroline Reece - Dance City

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Inspire Festival VA(R)NISH Workshop with Caroline Reece

Inspiring movements
Adult Workshop
Sat 30 Oct 2021 12:30pm
Class times: 12:30-1:10pm
This workshop is for Inspire festival Ticket Holders only. To book a ticket for the festival please visit

The workshop will start with a short warm up before working to create some new movements inspired from this session together in the studio with the possibility of learning a few movements from the VA(R)NISH film, time permitting.


Since completing her training at The Urdang Academy & The Laban Centre, Caroline went on to teach & perform with Nexus Dance Company for six years with repertoire including work by David Massingham, Janet Smith, Emlyn Claid and Nigel Charnock. She then performed with Emma Diamond, Claire Russ, Felix Ruckert, Gary Clarke & in Dance For Camera projects with Wendy Houstoun & Nigel Charnock before joining balletLORENT. Caroline has also performed in Peter Pan at Northern Stage directed by Erica Whyman and two previous Northern Stage productions directed by Alan Lydiard, The Black Eyed Roses and a tour of Animal Farm. Caroline has taught at Newcastle College, Northumbria University, The Urdang Academy, the CAT at Dance City , Billy London LTD, was Rehearsal Director for Verve at Northern School of Contemporary Dance and now teaches Dance to People with Parkinson’s. Caroline has performed in most of balletLORENT’s productions since 1996.

Caroline says: “I am interested in why some women feel invisible later in life…when does this start happening and is it to do with the Menopause and our identity as women? Can these feelings be translated into movement and shared? Movement is a way of communicating and can often reveal more subtle nuances of our hidden feelings and complex emotional responses. Sometimes we can feel overlooked and undervalued in what is primarily a shared experience, after all, everyone will age. Where do these ideas about ageing come from that have become part of our culture? This is what I am thinking about at the moment.”
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