‘FLESH & BONE’ Contemporary Dance Theatre and Live Art Masterclass

This 7 hour workshop will explore the core fundamentals of Joss’ specific movement techniques, choreographic practises and artistic ideologies.

Where: Sadler’s Wells, London, UK

When: 04th June 2017

Deadline for applications: 03rd June 2017

“We will commence with a group introduction to communicate a self-awareness of each individual’s current states of being creating an open, safe and respectful habitat before progressing to an in-depth approach to the radical techniques of Joss’ distinctive training, choreographic and performance methods.

We shall first focus on establishing and exhausting the body through technical and primitive forms of stimulating yet self-disciplined actions/reactions. By incorporating shaking, bouncing, falling, and the expansion and contraction of the kinesphere through reaching with a conscious application of voice and a forced breath we shall begin to energise and unlock the corporeal existence of one-self. 

Within this we will explore the intensity of  the raw and physical extremes of power and tension to understand a sophistication of softness and relaxation within the ‘FLESH and BONE’, aiming to strip away the the ego and obtain ecstatic states of purification, liberation and mindfulness in the soul through a safe practise of technicality.

This class will naturally evolve into the conceptual and choreographic explorations of Joss’ creative processes including but not limited to: 

The discovery of anatomical distortions and obscurities.
Written and vocal text work.
Structured theatrical improvisations with the use of physical imagery.
Group creation of set material.
Choreographic tasks and experiments.
Self analysis, observations, and group discussions.

Life drawing (paper and pens provided)

Self discipline, sacrifice, purging and mortification of the physical and mental being is vital to not only expand artistic identity, but to also infiltrate and educate the wellbeing and dexterity of each individual. Through a non judgemental, honest, caring, sensitive and intimate environment we shall recognise the importance of independence, camaraderie, self contemplation and social congregation.”


“I am intrigued by the growth and decay of life and death, the clarity and distortion of anatomy  and psychology, the physical and emotional expression/suppression of senses and states. I constantly taunt, confront and overcome selfish and selfless thresholds to reveal the beauty and honesty within the grotesque. My work is a provoking and controversial surreal hyper-realism that challenges the histories, beliefs, cultures, fantasies, trauma’s and tragedies of humanity through contemporary dance, theatre, live art sound and set design. Through the disruption of physical and mental states of my being, the audience become transcended through a cathartic journey of visceral concepts and an awakening of the senses, allowing the questioning and consideration of ones own existence.”


Joss graduated from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in 2010.  He has since worked, performed, toured and taught internationally with the likes of BalletBoyz ‘The Talent’ with Russell Maliphant and Freddie Opoku Addaie, T.R.A.S.H, Mor Shani, Tilted Productions, Hofesh Shechter x Anthony Gormley, Frauke Requardt and Secret Cinema amongst many more. He has also worked on films ‘Anna Karenina’ starring Keira Knightly and Jude Law, directed by Joe Wright and Sidi Larbi Chekaoui, and ‘The Mummy’ starring Tom Cruise, directed by Alex Kurtzman and movement direction by Alex Reynolds x Charlie Mayhew.  He is currently touring COAL with Gary Clarke Company. As well as movement and theatre Joss focuses on, and integrates his other artistic crafts of woodwork and natural sculpture, taxidermy, skulls and other animal relics, illustration and hand-poke tattooing separately and in combination with his work under the pseudonym HORRORSHOW.

Whilst independently producing his own works including ‘The Ravenous Flight of Misanthropy’ (2013) / 

’Salvation’ (2014) / ‘MISERY FLESH’ (2015) and teaching open level community, educational, company and professional classes/workshops including NSCD, The Place, TripSpace Projects, Birmingham Dance Network. He is also co-owner and co-ordinator of K5 Studio in North London and supports and develops artists through guest workshops, residencies, performances, space for hire and space in kind.

More information on Joss, HORRORSHOW and K5 Studio can be found on his website www.JossCarter.co.uk

This workshop will be filmed for documentation and publicity purposes (release forms will be provided).

Things to bring: You will be contacted after purchasing your ticket with a list of things to bring.

How to apply – http://www.josscarter.eventbrite.co.uk/

Costs for participants – £35/£30

Contact details – josscarter@btinternet.com

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