Workshops / Outreach




  • Full-day Acrobatic Dance Workshop | "Taking inspiration from nature" - 14th September 2018 (10am - 3:30pm)

    Anthony Middleton (Choreographer at ‘theMiddletonCorpus’) will be running a Full-day workshop, as part of his current research project “Drift”. The workshop will give an in-depth experience into theMiddletonCorpus’ highly unique aesthetic combining acrobatics, dance, prop-manipulation, Butoh and sculpture.

    “Taking inspiration from nature” will carry the participants through Anthony’s 3 previous works (Seedling, Cloud & Without End); exploring the natural inspirations that are at the heart of the pieces, and Anthony’s artistic philosophy. 

    Participants will be led through the workshop exploring contemporary dance class (Anthony’s own particular style of floor based practice, fluid movement phrasing to understand and challenge the bodies mechanical awareness), contact-based exercises and improvisation, acrobatic partnering and creative tasks to build materials. 

    The day will finish off with a brief Yoga practice, to safely stretch out at the end of the workshop, including time for reflection/Q&A, relaxation and a brief meditation. 


    This workshop is open for all levels of experience and abilities (professionals & students). This opportunity will be appropriate for anyone with an interest in the work of ‘theMiddletonCorpus’, dance, theatre, performance art or physical expression; the workshop is a safe environment for participants to explore, develop and expand physical and expressive skills.


    “Taking inspiration from a highly regarded Yoga teacher, B.K.S Iyengar, “If you can breathe, you can do Yoga”…..I would encourage, “If you can breath, you can dance”. - (Anthony Middleton)


    Where: Studio 1 (tbc), Dance Studio Leeds, Mabgate Mills, Leeds, LS9 7SW

    When14th September 2018 (10am - 3:30pm)


    To register to participate: please send an email to, where we can then email payment details, to secure your place. Once we have received payment, we will contact you to confirm your place at the workshop.

    For further information, please


    We look forward to welcoming you into the studio soon! 


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Engagement opportunities for young people groups or adults

Anthony is keen to engage with communities, to create opportunities to inspire and excite people of all ages. Through the provision of workshops, classes, not only to improve peoples understanding of their own bodies, or the physical interaction of bodies through acrobatics, partnering and weight-sharing movement classes, but also to encourage creativity and build self confidence.

This engagement can be anything from:

- Contemporary dance classes

- Movement workshops

- Acrobatic technique classes / workshops

- Creative workshops (integrating acrobatics and dance)

and can be programmed for young people, adults and older dance groups

Intrinsic with acrobatics and partnering, the sharing of weight, is not only a great way to encourage cooperative thinking and action, building trust between people, but also to educate us about physical interaction, which can be somewhat lost with increased use of technology. 

Anthony is interested in various methods to include engagement opportunities with his work, during touring (part of a performance/engagement package), as independently set up opportunities or through guest teaching at schools and community groups. 

If you would like to know more about outreach opportunities, upcoming projects for both younger people and adults or if you would like to book a workshop for your organisation, please email:

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