Linda Hayford

Camping Workshop

20 > 24.06.22

CN D Pantin

Linda Hayford is recognised as an ambassador of popping, however it is in the meeting of genres and postures that her dance evolves. Working from a combination of styles, the choreographer’s aesthetic research focuses on metamorphosis. Her inaugural solo, Shapeshifting (2016), materialises the power of changing from one form to another, in an intimate saga where one chimera follows another. In Alshe/Me (2019), alongside her older brother Mike Hayford, she expresses her view of the transient nature of popping. In a journey through the senses and gestures, the choreographer uses transformation as a means of reflecting on identity, a process that finds its outcome in the complexity of movement. In 2021, she created Recovering. She is a member of the FAIR-E collective at the head of the Centre chorégraphique national de Rennes et de Bretagne.

Shifting Pop Lab
Shifting pop has its roots in the technique of popping, a funk-style dance born in the United States. Created and developed by the choreographer and dancer through several productions, this physical language is expressed through the isolations and placements of the body. Designed to be embodied and delivered with an organic awareness, shifting pop is a sensory and emotional exploration of the popping technique that seeks to lead the dancer towards a different body awareness and a metamorphosis. With her Shifting Pop Lab, Linda Hayford invites campers to work on the anatomical awareness of their own practice in order to identify the tools of transmission from one body to another and to elaborate their own lexicon.

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