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Contemporary

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In this class, dance artist Maria Ghoumrassi will build up sequences over a number of weeks. This open general level contemporary class draws from principles of Lester Horton among other techniques.

Classes strengthen the body as well as encourage each individual's creative expression without diminishing the focus on precision work. Classes progress from simple to more complex exercises, culminating in dynamic sequences, at times drawing from improvisation to awaken individual dancers' movement sensibilities.

  • This is a 6-week course between Tue 20 Feb - Tue 27 Mar
  • Wear comfortable clothing that you can move freely in
  • This course is for ages 18+
Dates
Tuesdays

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Location
Greenwich Dance
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Cost
Standard
£54.00
Greenwich One Card
£51.00
Concession
£48.00
Booking
This class is no longer running so you can no longer book.
Maria Ghoumrassi performing

Class tutor

Maria Ghoumrassi

Maria da Luz Ghoumrassi is a graduate from Laban having studied Lester Horton technique with Diane Vivona from the Bella Lewtizky Company, Anna Marie Forsythe, and Janet Kaylo, Graham technique with Thea Barnes and Lyndon Branaugh from the Martha Graham Company, Limon technique with Sonia Rafferty and Kerry Nicholls, and Cunningham technique with Margarita Bettencourt and Anne Papoulis. As a dance artist Maria da Luz has worked with various companies such as Backstage, Kokuma, Seven Sisters Group, Garth Fagan and in the original cast of The Lion King as ensemble and dance-captain.

Maria da Luz enjoys working with people of a diversity of backgrounds, experience and abilities and has led classes for Green Candle Dance Company, Sadler’s Wells, Henri Oguike, IJAD among others. She is a Spare Tyre Artist Associate working as a mentor and as a choreographer. Maria da Luz has choreographed for BBC Three's The Mighty Boosh and has been performing her own work at venues across London. She received the Trailblazers Fellowship and was short-listed for The Place Prize in 2004.

Maria da Luz regularly teaches for Greenwich Dance, Step into Dance and Trinity Laban. She has been selected for the Dance UK Dance Teaching Mentoring Programme 2015-2016.

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