The Lab is an open training session in all styles of dance. Open to everyone ages 16 and over. Join us to exchange with other creatives, whilst exploring and experimenting with different formats and techniques.
It will be hosted by Chaldon Williams & Amanda Pefkou alternating each month.
Amanda Pefkou is a movement artist and maker who is moved beyond the physical through embodied storytelling. Her practice questions, deconstructs and reimagines social perceptions and creative forms through the languages and essences of KRUMP, street dance styles, contemporary, dances of her heritage and mediums of body awareness and visualisation. It has manifested in realms of multi-disciplinary collaboration with live sound and visual arts, KRUMP and Hip Hop dance theatre, battles and movement direction. Pillars in her performance journey include working with Far From The Norm, Rachel Kay, Boy Blue and Becky Namgauds with highlights such as Edinburgh Fringe, Breakin Convention, Shubbak Festival and V&A Museum Lates. Her most recent work ‘RE;MEMBER’ has been presented at Lilian Baylis Theatre, The Place and Northern School of Contemporary Dance. Amanda is looking forward to co-creating space for growth and exchange at The Lab sessions.
Chaldon Williams is a Black British / Caribbean creative artist based in South East London. He studied performing arts at City & Islington College until 2010, where he developed his understanding of a variety of styles and techniques. Since then, Chaldon has been creating leading work with his unique style of movement and aims to bring Hip Hop culture into new spaces of art, often collaborating with artists and technicians from different fields ranging from designers and composers to videographers and animators. As a dance choreographer, Chaldon has his own creative collective, Tribe Wayz. He mentors and guides artists on their own journeys within Hip Hop, with weekly training sessions and structured support. He has worked professionally and toured internationally for years with organisations and brands such as BirdGang, Breakin’ Convention (UK, International Tour & Harlem Apollo), Zoonation, Boy Blue, Nike, Boiler Room, Beyonce (Black is King), Chemical Brothers, Rita Ora (Phoenix Tour) and Red Bull UK.