This class is about building an active body. One that is responsive, reactive, sensitive, and intelligent. We begin by building a relationship and awareness between two spaces: our internal space (bones, muscles, articulations) and our external space (the environment in which we exist). The process starts by noticing sensations and energetic pathways in our body. This is done through a combination of alignment exercises, which are supported by the guiding rhythm of the breath, the weight of our skeletal structure and our connection with the floor. Class progresses into specific exploratory improvisations allowing us the chance to discover, play and surprise ourselves in our capacity for movement. Aspects from the improvisations are accumulated to inform set exercises which than develop into larger choreographic phrases. Awareness is built from head to toe with an understanding of where movement initiates from, where it travels and how it exists within our bodies and within space. The aim is for the dancer to become a clear and dynamic vessel of expression, where alertness is established within the whole body and where there is no separation between the dancer and his/her dance.