Art & Culture
New movement studio founded by acclaimed dancer and choreographer launches in Royal Docks
New movement studio founded by acclaimed dancer and choreographer launches in Royal Docks, London House of Mass, opened its doors on Monday 13 January within the iconic Silver Building at Silvertown, in London’s Royal Docks. The new studio designed for movement, artistic practice, creative collaboration and dance training, has been founded by Artistic Director Daniela Neugebauer, in a joint venture with This is Projekt.
For the past ten years, Daniela Neugebauer danced for renowned choreographer Wayne McGregor, performing across the globe and collaborating on major dance works by McGregor including Tree of Codes with Jamie XX and the Paris Opera Ballet, projects and installations with artist Olafur Eliasson, and photography projects for Gareth Pugh and Nick Knight.
Throughout her career Daniela has also shared the stage with dancers of some of the most prestigious dance companies in the world, including The Royal Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet and the Forsythe Company. Over the last twenty years she has consistently created her own work, in addition to teaching regular lessons and workshops, including company classes for Studio Wayne McGregor.
I want people to participate and interact, shifting focus between learning, making and sharing.
Artistic Director Daniela Neugebauer
Daniela will open her space for further artistic collaborations and exchanges . Her first work at the House of Mass studio will be a collaboration with the visual artist, Mehrnoosh Khadivi.
Daniela said: “As well as providing a space where dancers can receive regular classes of the highest level, I want the studio to become an inter-disciplinary space of creative ambitions, exploring new routes and techniques to enrich creative work of other artists with movement at its core. Bringing together creatives from different backgrounds seems both really natural and important to me. I want people to participate and interact, shifting focus between learning, making and sharing.
Her latest venture, House of Mass, will be a place dedicated to creative development. As the seminal graphic designer Milton Glaser said; ‘Art is work’. House of Mass is a studio where that individual and collective work can be practiced, as well as where the fascination for movement can be explored, be inspired and shared amongst movement experts and beyond.
The House of Mass curated training schedule will offer professional Ballet classes (the House Mass) and creative classes (Breaking Mass Open) from Monday to Saturday, taught by Daniela and an array of UK and internationally based guest teachers. Events, jam sessions (Outer Mass) and more lessons will also be offered during the week, such as Yoga or Pilates, which are open to the general public, too.
Projekt founder Nick Hartwright said “We at Projekt are very excited to be partnering with Daniela in this exciting and new creative venture. Daniela is a leading light in dance and as part of our commitment to artists and new creative businesses Projekt is delighted to be able to help making her idea become reality.”
As part of its vision the studio strives to be a blue-sky stepping ground, welcome to all moving matter, encouraging collaborations, exchange and inclusion across and beyond the field of movement.
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