Workshops & Courses

Ritual Choreography - Dance Workshop

Col­lab­o­ra­tive & exper­i­men­tal dance workshop

Opening Times
14:00 – 17:00
£5.00 - £15.00

Body Language are a dance collective that run open, integrative and somatic dance classes for people who want to explore movement in a creative, holistic and explorative way. These sessions aim to be inclusive to all abilities, ages and backgrounds. We aspire to help people celebrate and find expression through their most valuable and unique asset- the body.

Ritual Choreography is the third of three experiential workshops happening throughout February 2023. Each focuses on a different aspect of the moving self. Storyteller, ecosystem and social being. Participants are welcome to attend all or any of the sessions on offer.



More about the workshops...
By finding safety in rhythm, regulation in repetition, and pleasure in play, this workshop invites the co-creation of a group choreography that supports accessibility, integration, belonging and transformational action.

These primary structures of rhythm, repetition and play function as a foundation on which to layer collective and archetypal symbolism, generating shapes, formations and motifs that are deeply embedded in the human experience. Drawing on ancestral and universal resources, we will move the question:

What would a folk dance for our fragmented times look like?

Here there is no agenda for perfection, glory or achievement; rather, we are dancing because we’re meant to dance. Because we must.

References to support the process will include mythic and spiritual imagery, Halprin’s Art/Life Process, participants' lived experience, and insights from the fields of Depth Psychology and Dance Anthropology. Alongside the development of choreography and introduction to movement technique, participants will engage in learning, reflection, improvisation, voicework and ritual preparations.


This programme is supported by West of England Visual Arts Alliance (WEVAA) and funded by Arts Council England.