PPY Student Laura Wood on working with Rafael


30 July 2014

In the final week of last term we worked intensively with Rafael Bonachela. This was an opportunity for us to play with ideas and see where our creativity would take us.

Rafael is such a fast paced and exciting person to work with. We really had to think on the spot and think intuitively when creating. It was a great opportunity for us to test ourselves with the knowledge we had gained from the course so far and see how we would respond.

Having learnt so much throughout the Pre-Professional Year, I know that if I had been placed in the same situation before I started the course, I would have been overwhelmed. I had never realised how important improvisation skills were to a dancer. Not only does it aid in choreographic development but it’s also vital in keeping ideas fresh.

I’m so proud of my fellow dancers and how far we have come in such a small amount of time in the Pre-Professional Year. I look forward to the opportunity to work with Rafael again and I’m excited for what movement may come.

– Pre-Professional Year Student Laura Wood

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