BodyWeather Training Program

BodyWeather is not just for dancers, but is for those who simply want to explore the body. Beginners and non-performers are welcome!

BodyWeather is a movement practice that fuses contemporary and ancient knowledge from both the East and the West. Exploring sensation and imagination, a range of playful exercises develop creativity, sensitivity and insight. Different energies and ways of moving and being – from fast and dynamic to slow and meditative – enable discovery of the body as an environment connecting to the greater environment.

The 2023 BodyWeather Training Program is below. Stay posted as there’s more to come! If you’d like regular updates then subscribe to our BODYWEATHER E-NEWS on the right panel on this page or on the home page – tick the ‘Send me Bodyweather Training news too – and you’ll be kept up-to-date.

For more detailed info on the training scroll to the bottom of this page; for overview and history click HERE

BodyWeather Training Program 2023

Keep your body-mind and imagination fluid, thriving and questioning.

All classes are Covid-Safe

CURRENT

Our BodyWeather Training Program 2023: We offer five blocks of six-weekly classes which are on Mondays 7-9pm. Each class will be led either by Tess de Quincey, Victoria Hunt or Linda Luke.

WEEKLY MONDAY CLASSES: Block 1 starts 13 FEBRUARY

led by either Tess de Quincey, Victoria Hunt or Linda Luke
MONDAYS 13
 FEBRUARY – 20 MARCH
ESCAC – East Sydney Community and Arts Centre

Join the 1st block of our highly popular six-weekly 2hr-classes that will keep your body, mind and imagination fit and flowering! Also easy for newcomers to join as there’ll be lots of focus on the important foundational elements that make the training so powerful.

WHEN: Mondays FEBRUARY 13, 20, 27; MARCH 6, 13; time: 7 – 9pm
WHERE: ESCAC Rehearsal Space, 34-40 Burton St, Darlinghurst
MORE INFO: For background on BodyWeather click HERE and for all 2023 class dates see this page.
COST: *$25 one 2-hr class OR buy six classes in advance and pay only $15 for each class (discounted *$90 for full block of 6 classes)
COVID-INFO:  The classes will be conducted according to NSW Government Health Regulations and we will be adhering to all current Covid Safety Requirements.
BOOKINGS: Tickets for either the full block or for individual classes can ONLY be purchased via Eventbrite as we are unable to accept on-site cash payment. Each person attending needs to fill out a booking under their name for the purposes of insurance.
ENQUIRIES: info@dequinceyco.net

BOOK HERE

*All payments include booking fees and GST and must be made prior to classes start via Eventbrite. Any cancellations must be made LATEST one week prior to class to receive a refund (less $15/30 cancellation fee). IF CLASSES ARE CANCELLED DUE TO COVID you will be offered a transfer or a refund.

 

 

WEEKLY MONDAY CLASSES: Block 2 starts 17 APRIL


led by either Tess de Quincey, Victoria Hunt or Linda Luke
MONDAYS 
17 APRIL – 22 MAY
ESCAC – East Sydney Community and Arts Centre

Join the 2nd block of our highly popular six-weekly 2hr-classes that will keep your body, mind and imagination fit and flowering! Also easy for newcomers to join as there’ll be lots of focus on the important foundational elements that make the training so powerful.

WHEN:  Mondays APRIL 17, 24; MAY 1, 8, 15, 22; time: 7 – 9pm
WHERE: ESCAC Rehearsal Space, 34-40 Burton St, Darlinghurst
MORE INFO: For background on BodyWeather click HERE and for all 2023 class dates see this page.
COST: *$25 one 2-hr class OR buy six classes in advance and pay only $15 for each class (discounted *$90 for full block of 6 classes)
COVID-INFO:  The classes will be conducted according to NSW Government Health Regulations and we will be adhering to all current Covid Safety Requirements.
BOOKINGS: The opening of bookings will be announced via our e-news shortly after the previous block is finished and the BOOKING LINK will be made available here. Tickets for either the full block or for individual classes can ONLY be purchased via Eventbrite as we are unable to accept on-site cash payment. Each person attending needs to fill out a booking under their name for the purposes of insurance.
ENQUIRIES: info@dequinceyco.net

*All payments include booking fees and GST and must be made prior to classes start via Eventbrite. Any cancellations must be made LATEST one week prior to class to receive a refund (less $15/30 cancellation fee). IF CLASSES ARE CANCELLED DUE TO COVID you will be offered a transfer or a refund.

WEEKLY MONDAY CLASSES: Block 3 starts 19 JUNE


led by either Tess de Quincey, Victoria Hunt or Linda Luke
MONDAYS 
19 JUNE – 24 JULY
ESCAC – East Sydney Community and Arts Centre

Join the 3rd block of our highly popular six-weekly 2hr-classes that will keep your body, mind and imagination fit and flowering! Also easy for newcomers to join as there’ll be lots of focus on the important foundational elements that make the training so powerful.

WHEN:  Mondays JUNE 19, 26 and JULY 3, 10, 17, 24; time: 7 – 9pm
WHERE: ESCAC Rehearsal Space, 34-40 Burton St, Darlinghurst
MORE INFO: For background on BodyWeather click HERE and for all 2023 class dates see this page.
COST: *$25 one 2-hr class OR buy six classes in advance and pay only $15 for each class (discounted *$90 for full block of 6 classes)
COVID-INFO:  The classes will be conducted according to NSW Government Health Regulations and we will be adhering to all current Covid Safety Requirements.
BOOKINGS: The opening of bookings will be announced via our e-news shortly after the previous block is finished and the BOOKING LINK will be made available here. Tickets for either the full block or for individual classes can ONLY be purchased via Eventbrite as we are unable to accept on-site cash payment. Each person attending needs to fill out a booking under their name for the purposes of insurance.
ENQUIRIES: info@dequinceyco.net

*All payments include booking fees and GST and must be made prior to classes start via Eventbrite. Any cancellations must be made LATEST one week prior to class to receive a refund (less $15/30 cancellation fee). IF CLASSES ARE CANCELLED DUE TO COVID you will be offered a transfer or a refund.

WEEKLY MONDAY CLASSES: Block 4 starts 21 AUGUST


led by either Tess de Quincey, Victoria Hunt or Linda Luke
MONDAYS 21
 AUGUST – 25 SEPTEMBER
ESCAC – East Sydney Community and Arts Centre

Join the 4th block of our highly popular six-weekly 2hr-classes that will keep your body, mind and imagination fit and flowering! Also easy for newcomers to join as there’ll be lots of focus on the important foundational elements that make the training so powerful.

WHEN:  Mondays AUGUST 21, 28; SEPTEMBER 4, 11, 18, 25; time: 7 – 9pm
WHERE: ESCAC Rehearsal Space, 34-40 Burton St, Darlinghurst
MORE INFO: For background on BodyWeather click HERE and for all 2023 class dates see this page.
COST: *$25 one 2-hr class OR buy six classes in advance and pay only $15 for each class (discounted *$90 for full block of 6 classes)
COVID-INFO:  The classes will be conducted according to NSW Government Health Regulations and we will be adhering to all current Covid Safety Requirements.
BOOKINGS: The opening of bookings will be announced via our e-news shortly after the previous block is finished and the BOOKING LINK will be made available here. Tickets for either the full block or for individual classes can ONLY be purchased via Eventbrite as we are unable to accept on-site cash payment. Each person attending needs to fill out a booking under their name for the purposes of insurance.
ENQUIRIES: info@dequinceyco.net

*All payments include booking fees and GST and must be made prior to classes start via Eventbrite. Any cancellations must be made LATEST one week prior to class to receive a refund (less $15/30 cancellation fee). IF CLASSES ARE CANCELLED DUE TO COVID you will be offered a transfer or a refund.

WEEKLY MONDAY CLASSES: Block 5 starts 23 OCTOBER


led by either Tess de Quincey, Victoria Hunt or Linda Luke
MONDAYS 23
 OCTOBER – 27 NOVEMBER
ESCAC – East Sydney Community and Arts Centre

Join the 5th block of our highly popular six-weekly 2hr-classes that will keep your body, mind and imagination fit and flowering! Also easy for newcomers to join as there’ll be lots of focus on the important foundational elements that make the training so powerful.

WHEN:  Mondays OCTOBER 23, 30; NOVEMBER 6, 13, 20, 27; time: 7 – 9pm
WHERE: ESCAC Rehearsal Space, 34-40 Burton St, Darlinghurst
MORE INFO: For background on BodyWeather click HERE and for all 2023 class dates see this page.
COST: *$25 one 2-hr class OR buy six classes in advance and pay only $15 for each class (discounted *$90 for full block of 6 classes)
COVID-INFO:  The classes will be conducted according to NSW Government Health Regulations and we will be adhering to all current Covid Safety Requirements.
BOOKINGS: The opening of bookings will be announced via our e-news shortly after the previous block is finished and the BOOKING LINK will be made available here. Tickets for either the full block or for individual classes can ONLY be purchased via Eventbrite as we are unable to accept on-site cash payment. Each person attending needs to fill out a booking under their name for the purposes of insurance.
ENQUIRIES: info@dequinceyco.net

*All payments include booking fees and GST and must be made prior to classes start via Eventbrite. Any cancellations must be made LATEST one week prior to class to receive a refund (less $15/30 cancellation fee). IF CLASSES ARE CANCELLED DUE TO COVID you will be offered a transfer or a refund.

 

2022

WEEKLY MONDAY CLASSES: Block 1 starts 7 FEBRUARY led by Tess de Quincey


led by Tess de Quincey
MONDAYS
7 FEBRUARY – 14 MARCH
ESCAC – East Sydney Community and Arts Centre
Covid-Safe classes

Tess leads the 1st block of our highly popular six-weekly 2hr-classes that will keep your body, mind and imagination fit and flowering! Also easy for newcomers to join as there’ll be lots of focus on the important foundational elements that make the training so powerful.

WHEN: Mondays FEBRUARY 7, 14, 21, 28; MARCH 7, 14; time: 7 – 9pm
WHERE: ESCAC Rehearsal Space, 34-40 Burton St, Darlinghurst
MORE INFO: For background on BodyWeather click HERE and for all 2022 class dates see this page.
COST: *$25 one 2-hr class OR buy six classes in advance and pay only $15 for each class (discounted *$90 for full block of 6 classes)
COVID-INFO:  The classes will be conducted according to NSW Government Health Regulations and we will be adhering to all current Covid Safety Requirements. ALL PARTICIPANTS are required to provide proof of being double vaccinated.
BOOKINGS: Tickets for either the full block or for individual classes can ONLY be purchased via Eventbrite as we are unable to accept on-site cash payment.
ENQUIRIES: info@dequinceyco.net

BOOK HERE

*All payments include booking fees and GST and must be made prior to classes start via Eventbrite. Any cancellations must be made LATEST one week prior to class to receive a refund (less $15/30 cancellation fee). IF CLASSES ARE CANCELLED DUE TO COVID you will be offered a transfer or a refund.
Please check the COVID-Safety Requirements HERE.

IMAGE-LAB 2022: Research lab 4-6 MARCH led by Tess de Quincey

a part of MARCH DANCE
led by Tess de Quincey
FRIDAY 4 – SUNDAY 6 MARCH 2022
Rex Cramphorn Studio, The University of Sydney

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (EOIs) are invited from professional dancers, interdisciplinary artists and wild cards who would like to attend and contribute to an intensive 3-day masterclass and research lab investigating how the body can be danced by images.

Building on previous laboratories 2012-2017 which were led with Frank van de Ven (Body Weather Amsterdam), Tess will again share with participants new aspects from the legacy of images that were an integral part of BodyWeather training and performances within MAI-JUKU, Min Tanka’s performance group in Japan from 1984-1991.

Images were a key choreographic method for the company. Through the construction of precise and varied environments, infinite layers of relationship were explored through the body and the imagination, enabling physics to meet poetry.

Besides a rigorous introduction to the strategies of the practice and to a rich range of specific images, the workshop will also encourage the development of individual images by participants.

As a culmination to this process, a public SYMPOSIUM on the Sunday will show the images developed during the lab as performances and open up the process to audiences for exchange, feedback and discussion.

This laboratory will be recorded on video, sound and photography. The recorded material may be used by De Quincey Co for potential ongoing research study into BodyWeather processes and potential publicity or broadcast. Participants will be asked to sign a Participant Consent Form.

WORKING HOURS:  It is vital for the process that all participants commit to being present for all working sessions of the lab in preparation for performances in the Symposium. Meanwhile, the studio will be open from 9.30am each day and participants will be encouraged to do their own warm-up prior to the Lab which will start punctually each day at 10am. Working sessions will be Friday & Saturday 10am-5pm and on Sunday 10am-6pm.

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST should include a biography and tell us why the lab would be of relevance to your practice. Please email the EOI to info@dequinceyco.net by LATEST 6 FEBRUARY 2022.

All, but particularly regional and international participants are encouraged to send in your EOI earlier than deadline as we realise that you may need early confirmation of your place for the purposes of booking flights and accommodation. If your EOI is accepted, we will notify you that a place is allocated to you and seek a tax-deductible donation of a minimum of $100 to assist us in covering costs and enabling the lab and symposium process to happen.

Please note, we are required to conduct the lab according to NSW Government Health Regulations and will be adhering to all COVID Safety Requirements. It will be a pre-requisite for ALL PARTICIPANTS to provide proof of being double vaccinated.

Please check the COVID-Safety Requirements HERE.

 

 

WEEKLY MONDAY CLASSES: Block 2 starts 11 APRIL led by Victoria Hunt & Tess de Quincey


led by Victoria Hunt & Tess de Quincey
MONDAYS
11 APRIL – 16 MAY
ESCAC – East Sydney Community and Arts Centre
Covid-Safe classes

Victoria and Tess lead the 2nd block of our highly popular six-weekly 2hr-classes that will keep your body, mind and imagination fit and flowering! Also easy for newcomers to join as there’ll be lots of focus on the important foundational elements that make the training so powerful.

WHEN:  Mondays APRIL 11, 18, 25; MAY 2, 9, 16; time: 7 – 9pm
WHERE: ESCAC Rehearsal Space, 34-40 Burton St, Darlinghurst
MORE INFO: For background on BodyWeather click HERE and for all 2022 class dates see this page.
COST: *$25 one 2-hr class OR buy six classes in advance and pay only $15 for each class (discounted *$90 for full block of 6 classes)
COVID-INFO:  The classes will be conducted according to NSW Government Health Regulations and we will be adhering to all current Covid Safety Requirements. ALL PARTICIPANTS are required to provide proof of being double vaccinated.
BOOKINGS: Tickets for either the full block or for individual classes can ONLY be purchased via Eventbrite as we are unable to accept on-site cash payment.
ENQUIRIES: info@dequinceyco.net

BOOK HERE

*All payments include booking fees and GST and must be made prior to classes start via Eventbrite. Any cancellations must be made LATEST one week prior to class to receive a refund (less $15/30 cancellation fee). IF CLASSES ARE CANCELLED DUE TO COVID you will be offered a transfer or a refund.
Please check the COVID-Safety Requirements HERE.

WEEKLY MONDAY CLASSES: Block 3 starts 13 JUNE led by Victoria Hunt & Tess de Quincey


led by Victoria Hunt & Tess de Quincey
MONDAYS
13 JUNE – 25 JULY
ESCAC – East Sydney Community and Arts Centre
Covid-Safe classes

Victoria and Tess lead the 3rd block of our highly popular six-weekly 2hr-classes that will keep your body, mind and imagination fit and flowering! Also easy for newcomers to join as there’ll be lots of focus on the important foundational elements that make the training so powerful.

WHEN:  Mondays JUNE 13, 20 and JULY 4, 11, 18, 25; time: 7 – 9pm
WHERE: ESCAC Rehearsal Space, 34-40 Burton St, Darlinghurst
MORE INFO: For background on BodyWeather click HERE; for an overview of the training scroll to the top of the page; for the three main areas of the practice scroll to to the bottom of the page.
COST: *$25 one 2-hr class OR buy six classes in advance and pay only $15 for each class (discounted *$90 for full block of 6 classes)
COVID-INFO:  The classes will be conducted according to NSW Government Health Regulations and we will be adhering to all current Covid Safety Requirements. ALL PARTICIPANTS are required to provide proof of being double vaccinated.
BOOKINGS: A BOOKING LINK through Eventbrite will be provided before the block begins and will be announced in our BodyWeather Training E-News. Tickets for either the full block or for individual classes can ONLY be purchased via Eventbrite as we are unable to accept on-site cash payment. Please use BOOK HERE link below.
ENQUIRIES: info@dequinceyco.net

BOOK HERE

*All payments include booking fees and GST and must be made prior to classes start via Eventbrite. Any cancellations must be made LATEST one week prior to class to receive a refund (less $15/30 cancellation fee). IF CLASSES ARE CANCELLED DUE TO COVID you will be offered a transfer or a refund.
Please check the COVID-Safety Requirements HERE.

 

WEEKLY MONDAY CLASSES: Block 4 starts 15 AUGUST led by Victoria Hunt & Tess de Quincey


led by Victoria Hunt & Tess de Quincey
MONDAYS
15 AUGUST – 19 SEPTEMBER
ESCAC – East Sydney Community and Arts Centre
Covid-Safe classes

Victoria and Tess lead the 4th block of our highly popular six-weekly 2hr-classes that will keep your body, mind and imagination fit and flowering! Also easy for newcomers to join as there’ll be lots of focus on the important foundational elements that make the training so powerful.

WHEN:  Mondays AUGUST 15, 22, 29 and SEPTEMBER 5, 12, 19; time: 7 – 9pm
WHERE: ESCAC Rehearsal Space, 34-40 Burton St, Darlinghurst
MORE INFO: For background on BodyWeather click HERE; for an overview of the training scroll to the top of the page; for the three main areas of the practice scroll to to the bottom of the page.
COST: *$25 one 2-hr class OR buy six classes in advance and pay only $15 for each class (discounted *$90 for full block of 6 classes)
COVID-INFO:  The classes will be conducted according to NSW Government Health Regulations and we will be adhering to all current Covid Safety Requirements. ALL PARTICIPANTS are required to provide proof of being double vaccinated.
BOOKINGS: A BOOKING LINK through Eventbrite will be provided before the block begins and will be announced in our BodyWeather Training E-News. Tickets for either the full block or for individual classes can ONLY be purchased via Eventbrite as we are unable to accept on-site cash payment.
ENQUIRIES: info@dequinceyco.net

BOOK HERE

*All payments include booking fees and GST and must be made prior to classes start via Eventbrite. Any cancellations must be made LATEST one week prior to class to receive a refund (less $15/30 cancellation fee). IF CLASSES ARE CANCELLED DUE TO COVID you will be offered a transfer or a refund.
Please check the COVID-Safety Requirements HERE.

 

WEEKLY MONDAY CLASSES: Block 5 starts 17 OCTOBER led by Tess de Quincey & Linda Luke


led by Tess de Quincey & Linda Luke
MONDAYS
17 OCTOBER – 21 NOVEMBER
ESCAC – East Sydney Community and Arts Centre
Covid-Safe classes

Tess and Linda lead the 5th block of our highly popular six-weekly 2hr-classes that will keep your body, mind and imagination fit and flowering! Also easy for newcomers to join as there’ll be lots of focus on the important foundational elements that make the training so powerful.

WHEN:  Mondays OCTOBER 17, 24, 31 and NOVEMBER 7, 14, 21; time: 7 – 9pm
WHERE: ESCAC Rehearsal Space, 34-40 Burton St, Darlinghurst
MORE INFO: For background on BodyWeather click HERE; for an overview of the training scroll to the top of the page; for the three main areas of the practice scroll to to the bottom of the page.
COST: *$25 one 2-hr class OR buy six classes in advance and pay only $15 for each class (discounted *$90 for full block of 6 classes)
COVID-INFO:  The classes will be conducted according to NSW Government Health Regulations and we will be adhering to all current Covid Safety Requirements. ALL PARTICIPANTS are required to provide proof of being double vaccinated.
BOOKINGS: A BOOKING LINK through Eventbrite will be provided before the block begins and will be announced in our BodyWeather Training E-News. Tickets for either the full block or for individual classes can ONLY be purchased via Eventbrite as we are unable to accept on-site cash payment.
ENQUIRIES: info@dequinceyco.net

BOOK HERE

*All payments include booking fees and GST and must be made prior to classes start via Eventbrite. Any cancellations must be made LATEST one week prior to class to receive a refund (less $15/30 cancellation fee). IF CLASSES ARE CANCELLED DUE TO COVID you will be offered a transfer or a refund.
Please check the COVID-Safety Requirements HERE.

BodyWeather – about the practice

BodyWeather is a synthesis of Eastern and Western practice and thought that develops grounding, flexibility and sensitivity.

As a broadbased, comprehensive physical training, BodyWeather cultivates a conscious relation to the state of constant change inside and outside the body. The training generally draws from three main areas of the practice which vary between high-energy work and quiet, meditative explorations:-

MB (Mind><Body, Muscles><Bones): a dynamic, rhythmic work-out for strength, flexibility & grounding.

Manipulations: a series of precise forms concerned with stretching and alignment through breath and weight.

Ground Work: a wide variety of exercises to develop sensorial focus, sensitivity, imagination and capacity to respond.

See more detail here

FURTHER INFORMATION about all Sydney classes & workshops email info@DeQuinceyCo.net