GATHER UP: Morning Class with Annie Kelleher at Bristol Old Vic
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A event held at Bristol Old Vic on Monday 20th November. The event starts at 10:00.

GATHER UP invites different Bristol-based practitioners to lead morning classes to support the continuous training and development of experienced movers and professional dance artists. Morning Class takes place weekly on a Monday morning in term time.



The class is for experienced dancers/professionals to explore finding freedom in form using release technique. There will be moving in and out of the floor, playfulness and music to get you in the groove. We will warm up exploring collective energy and joy to bring heat to our bodies through movement and breath before diving into technical phrases and structured movement that will go in and out of the floor, it will be sweaty! We'll finish the class by rejoining together as a collective to rejoice in our sense of community.


Annie Kelleher is a choreographer and performer who studied for her BA (Hons) in Contemporary Dance Performance at Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds. Since graduating in 2019, she went on to further her education on the JV2 professional development diploma with Jasmin Vardimon Company. She has worked with a wide variety of choreographers such as Alethia Antonia, Anatomical Creations and Excessive Human Collective professionally and her training she worked with Jasmin Vardimon, Anthony Matsena, Joseph Mercier and Viniscius Salles. Her choreographies have been performed at Sadler’s Wells Lilian Baylis, The Riley Theatre and CLAY as well as outdoor across parks in Ipswich. She is interested in integrating her community work with her choreography and developing her teaching practice alongside her creative roles.


Studio is open from 9.40am, class time is 10-11.30am, with time to stretch and meet 11.30-12noon.

Get in touch if you have access needs that we could support you with. Email us at: [email protected]

Creative Audio Description: if you are a visually impaired dancer planning to attend a morning class, you may like to book our free Creative Audio Describer service to provide you with 1-1 support during the class. Please get in touch if you would like to request this support.

Care Pot: the Care Pot exists to offer cash support towards childcare, parking, travel, access or other extra costs that may surround coming to these classes. Take a read and please be in touch with how we could cover some of your extra costs so that you can come along and participate.

Rest: Our spaces are rest welcome. There are various benches, seats and corners in the studio or you are always welcome to leave the studio for a break.

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We try our best to price our classes and workshops fairly and offer good value for money. To ensure the viability of our programme we do not offer refunds. However, you can put your ticket up for resale if this event is fully booked or you can arrange to transfer your ticket to a friend using the Headfirst booking system. Your original ticket becomes void and a new, valid ticket will be emailed to the transfer recipient.


GATHER UP is a dance development project supported using public funding by Arts Council England. The current programme is also made possible thanks to additional support from the Abderrahim Crickmay Charitable Settlement, Bristol Old Vic Ferment and Arnolfini.


Photo credit: Elly Welford

Image description: A woman with long red hair is dancing in a deep squat with arms raised above her head wearing baggy white linen clothing against a brown background.

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