[openclass] takeover - Maria da Luz Ghoumrassi // Release-based Contemporary Class|
Wednesday 26th & Thursday 27th of September 2018
10-11:30am both days (studio open from 9:30am)
The Lodge Space
120a, Lower Rd, London, United Kingdom SE16 2UB
7 min walk from Canada Water Station (jubilee)
4 min walk from Surrey Quays Station (overground)
Maria da Luz is a dancer, teacher, choreographer and movement director working through multidisciplinary techniques from around the world to develop Intercultural Awareness Performance. She has worked in the original cast of The Lion King, Kokuma Dance Theatre, Jeanette Brooks, Seven Sisters among others. Maria da Luz is recipient of The Trailblazers Fellowship and was shortlisted for the Place Prize in 2004. She is an Associate Artist with Spare Tyre Theatre Company working with adults with learning disabilities. Maria da Luz was selected for One Dance UKs Dance Teaching Mentorship and received a Dancers Career Development Retraining Grant, 2016. She has been teaching regularly at venues such as Greenwich Dance, TripSpace, Trinity Laban, The Place and Chisenhale Dance Space.
This class draws from modern and release based techniques focusing on chore strength, dynamics and musicality, clarity of movement and a sense of artistic design.
The warm up aims to awaken the dancers body awareness through alignment touching on the idea of presence and mindfulness, progressing from simple to more complex exercises leading to dynamic sequences through space, playing between set movement and improvisation encouraging a sense of individual exploration. Maria da Luz has been investigating ways in which dance technique can be influenced by somatic practices without losing its rigor and precision and sense of emotional connectedness.
** Booking essential as spaces are limited.
The Lodge Space (View)
120a, Lower Rd
London SE16 2UB