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Welcome to movingeast - Center for Martial Arts, Dance and Complementary Medicine in London.

movingeast is a growing interdisciplinary centre of excellence in Martial Arts and Contemporary Dance based in a tranquil, light-filled building in Hackney, north east London, with Tetsushinkan Dojo at its heart. Its core ethos is to facilitate the creative development and self-empowerment of individuals through reflection, inquiry, cooperation, respect and self-discipline. The centre is expanding its educational and leadership roles within the local community and operates nationally and internationally.


Dancers using and enjoying the facilities at Movingeast.
Click here for a description of the dimensions and the
address, and there are also Aikido and Kashima Shinryu
pictures showing the space.

Children's Dance Class at movingeast

Online calendar >



Paul Smith Head of Tetsushinkan training with Watanabe Sensei of The Shiseikan Dojo.



News & Events

ReWire/Dancing States – Explorations in Ensemble, Solo, and Contact Improvisation. With Nina Martin and Andrew Wass.

MovingEast, London
1st-5th August 2016
Cost: £185 Fully waged/Funded, £165 Part-time waged/Independent artist, £145 Unemployed/full time student.
Click here for more info


A contact improvisation workshop with Andrew de Lotbinière Harwood

SUSPENSION [of weight, of time, of balance and of disbelief]
MovingEast, London
28th March - 1st April 2016
Cost: Fully waged / funded: £185
Part-time waged / Independent artist: £165
Unemployed / Full-time Student: £ 145

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Hofesh Shechter Company Intensive: Technique Class and Repertory

At Movingeast
4th – 8th April 2016
Cost £160 (£140 conc)
Click here for more info


Alex Whitley Dance Company Intensive: Technique Class and Repertory

At Movingeast
11th – 15th April 2016
Cost £160 (£140 conc)
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Saturdays 10.15am - 11.00 am at Movingeast
2-5 yrs old and their parents
Instructor: Monica Giacomin
For more info click here

New: Vinyasa flow yoga class on Mondays

7-8.30pm at Movingeast
£40 for 5 classes / £12 drop in
Further info: Olanna - olannayoga@gmail.com / 07956281569

contact improvisation

Contact Improvisation classes and jams

Saturdays and Thursday evenings
Find out more here



movingeast gratefully acknowledges
financial support from
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