Ben is a dancer. He graduated from TrinityLaban before going on to complete the training cycle at PARTS, where he had his first opportunity to study with David Zambrano, the initiator of Flying Low. Now he regularly works as a performer and researcher for Vera Tussing, and is currently working with Francesco Scavetta/Wee and Charlotte Spencer Projects, alongside following his own interests, mostly revolving around ecology. He has taught technique classes and workshops throughout the UK and Belgium, including The London Contemporary Dance School, TrinityLaban and Destelheide. He also enjoys aikido, hiking, barefoot running and tea.
Flying Low is a technique initiated by David Zambrano that uses simple movement patterns and principles (such as spiralling and alternating between expansion and cohesion) to dance our whole selves in, out and along the floor with speed, efficiency… and pleasure! We’ll take a detailed look at the material, breaking it down to find functions that work for each of us, then we’ll put it back together for some full-bodied dancing!
I highly recommend long trousers (within reason!) and covered shoulders.