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Victoria Fox

Associate Lecturer (Contemporary)

Victoria is a Brighton based dancer, choreographer and teacher. She trained at the Laban Centre, London. She has danced for companies Silesian Dance Theatre in Poland, CandoCo Dance Company, work by Fin Walker and Athina Valha. Jasmin Vardimon Company, Yael Flexer's Bedlem Dance Company, Baila Louca and trained with Andre Gingras both in Holland. 

She was a commissioned choreographer for the Place Prize 2008. Created commissioned work for Springs Dance Company, The Space Cadets, 3Fall Dance Company, CandoCo 2, British Council for National Ballet students and Kierunek Teatr in Poland which also featured in TVP1 award winning documentary 'Bobrek Dance' where three young break dancing boys from a deprived coal mining district join an 'integrated' dance project, performing at the local Opera House. 

She formed her own company Underground7 Dance Theatre in 2008 choreographic and performing work at The Place, as part of Choreodrome and Resolutions, Kalisz International Dance Festival and The Basement Brighton. 

Victoria has taught a wide range of ages and abilities nationally and internationally with CandoCo education team. Professional class and Greenwich Dance Agency, The Place, Laban Centre, South East Dance Agency, the University of Chichester, The Space Scottish School Contemporary Dance, Brighton University, Brighton Dance Network, Creative Partnerships Scheme. In Poland for Bytom National Ballet School, PSTW Krakow, Kalisz Dance Festival, Poznan Dance Festival, Bytom Dance Festival, Warsaw Centre for Culture. Company Classes for CandoCo Dance Company, Bedlam Dance Company and Springs Dance Company. 

Victoria's class

I teach a dynamic Release based class with a strong focus on dancing the phrases, using the body efficiently. We will re-find the body's natural connections and use of weight, energy and flow, from the extreme to the subtle how to move in and out of the floor, using gravity, how to shift and use centres as a driving force and develop a full range of movement. But above all enjoying to move. 

In our classes together at the University of Chichester we will look at how to use your technique instead of showing or making shapes. We will allow the body to relaly move, to really dance, from inside to outside. 

Therefore we first work with the phrase in terms of where the movement is initiated from and how to use the body's natural mechanics, so we create an efficient, safe, working body. We can then find and work with the different energies, qualities and flow that the sequence requires. 

Once we have found these the phrase can then be examined, pulled out and find the structural technical detail of the phrase. Deepening our understanding and to find what we can improve, shaping in our bodies using the technical ideals. 

The aim is to create a dancer who can use the whole of their body as an expressive tool. To be able to dance and perform phrases in class as yourself and to the best of your abilities, developing and progressing each week and enjoying the process.