Professional Class: Joss Carter
Joss’ classes focus on establishing and exhausting the body through technical and primitive forms of stimulating and self-disciplined actions/reactions by incorporating his own radical methodology of shaking, bouncing, falling, and the expansions and contractions of the kinesphere through reaching with a conscious application of voice and breath.
The intensity of Carter’s classes aid the discovery and understanding of speed, strength, power, tension to further the sophistication of control, softness and relaxation within the ‘FLESH and BONE’. He aims to strip away the ego of each participant to obtain ecstatic states of purification, liberation and mindfulness in the soul. Self sacrifice and purging 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, caring, sensitive and intimate environment we shall recognise the importance of independence, camaraderie, self contemplation and social congregation.
Joss Carter is an independent international contemporary dance theatre and live performance artist based in London. Born and raised in South Shropshire/West Midlands, he graduated from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Leeds, in 2010.
Carter has performed, toured and taught professionally on an international level with companies and choreographers such as: BalletBoyz, Russell Maliphant, T.R.A.S.H, Mor Shani, Tilted Productions, Gary Clarke Company amongst many more. He has also worked with movement directors Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Alex Reynolds & Charlie Mayhew on films ‘Anna Karenina' starring Keira Knightly & Jude Law, and on ‘The Mummy’ starring Tom Cruise. Joss creates his own works including ‘Salvation’, ‘MISERY FLESH’, ‘The Ravenous Flight of Misanthropy’, and is programmer/co-ordinator of K5 Studio in North London.
Alongside creating/performing/teaching, Joss is self taught in taxidermy and hand poke tattooing and works under the name HORRORSHOW.