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Greenwich Moves is a weekly Open Floor class and community with a history dating back to around 2001, when it was founded by Peter Wilberforce as Greenwich Rhythms, a 5Rhythms class. Like Doctor Who, it has had many regenerations, and I am honoured to be the latest.

The class is an opportunity for embodied exploration through dance movement ­– a space to play, experiment, feel and be. The emphasis is on offering a space where your dance can emerge. We move to an eclectic range of music, with a little facilitation to help you feel into your body and connect with your practice. I also occasionally invite guest teachers from Open Floor and other conscious dance practices. You can find out on the schedule who’s visiting.

This is a friendly, diverse community of dancers which welcomes newcomers – both experienced movers and complete beginners. There’s no choreography to get right, and no dance experience or ability is necessary, just a willingness to move and offer your attention to what spontaneously unfolds.

We aim to be a safe space for people of all ethnicities, sexualities, genders, neurologies and dis/abilities. As an autistic person, I understand that what excludes us is often invisible to others, so if there’s anything you need in order to have full access to the dance, or anything you’d like me to know, please do talk to me – we can work it out together. Children accompanied by an adult are welcome. If you bring a child, please be prepared to make their welfare in the class your priority.

For all the practical information, visit here.

Dance disappears almost at the moment of its manifestation. It is an extreme expression of the present, a perfect metaphor for life. Dancers sculpt space in real time, working inside a form that is constantly in a state of vanishing. We have no artefacts. I find it strangely beautiful to be creating something that is made of us – made of our breath and blood and bones and mind – something that is made of the space between us. We embody both the dance and its disappearance.”—Crystal Pite