After completing a degree in biology, Rick Nodine went on to study contact improvisation with the pioneers of the form. He began a performing career in the early 90s, and In 2001, he became a member of staff at London Contemporary Dance School where he teaches composition and improvisation.
As a guest teacher Rick has been invited to teach in 10 countries and more than 30 cities and this year he has been selected as a Key Teacher to represent the UK in the international IDOCDE project, a Contemporary dance education documentation project. He has led company class for many companies including Rambert Dance Company, Punchdrunk and DV8.
Recent Choreography has been for The National Theatre, Glyndebourne Opera, Shift, Edge, Coventry University, Devon Youth Dance, LCDS and he was a 2013 Place Prize Finalist.
Rick’s warm-up mixes improvisational and somatic approaches with set movement material to articulate the soft athletics and multidirectional awareness of CI in solo movement. Taking responsibility of one’s own weight within one’s own dancing allows CI to be a meeting place for two articulate bodies. Embracing opposites will be the theme for partner dances throughout the week. Sets of opposed qualities, ideas or materials such as stillness and movement; Improvisation and set exercises; Pedestrian movement and virtuosic dancing will frame a range of explorations – from the slow and meditative to the vigorous and acrobatic.