Vienna by Clair Beckett

I have spent two amazing sunny, inspiring and thought provoking weeks in Vienna with Adam Benjamin a the Dance Ability and the Impuls dans Festival. I received a bursary from Adam Benjamin to go to Vienna to train in his Advanced Integrated training group run by Dance Ability.  This was an intense improvisation workshop for disabled and non disabled professional dancers.   Participants travelled from Spain, Belgium, Australia and the UK to join the course!

I learnt a great amount from Adam and the other dancers and felt excited to come home and share my new ideas with my different group and colleagues. 

In the second week as well as the advanced training in the afternoon, I went to Impuls dans Festival to support Adam in his open level dance session.  I felt really at home here and enjoyed the atmosphere of the festival and the energy of the participants.  I enjoyed seeing the cross over between the two sessions and how the exercises are transferable to different groups.

Every part of the training was positive, it was a real journey and I learnt so much.  I just about got used to the heat of the studio by the end, and made some great friends I wish to collaborate with in the future!

Thank you to everyone who made this possible for me!

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