Dance Workshop with Choreographer & Performer Karl Jay-Lewin


Take a light-hearted look at walking as dancing and explore creating and using scores with choreographer Karl Jay-Lewin.

This exploratory workshop is based on his piece Extremely Pedestrian Chorales and offers an insight into his way of working. A response to JS Bach’s famous vocal harmonies, the piece presents the common place experience of the pedestrian as an act of beauty, meaning and gentle comedy. In the piece four dancers represent the four parts of the vocal score, each note of which has been translated into simple steps.  

Expect an introduction to ideas behind the work, a chance to learn and create simple but irregular stepping patterns and have fun with 18th Century powder-wigs. A sense of humour is essential and sense of rhythm could be useful. 

This workshop is for free and open to dancers of all ages and skill levels – you don’t need to be able to read music. Everyone who’d like to try out how we work is welcome! 

Thursday 21 October  
Melrose Corn Exchange  
16.00 to 17.30 
Age 16+


When & where

  • Thursday 21 October
  • Melrose Corn Exchange

  • From 16.00
  • To 17.30