Dancing to the Music of Time: Performance Group
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Dancing to the Music of Time is for participants aged 55 and over who want to create choreography, develop dance pieces, perform to the public and have an artistic voice in Greenwich Dance’s programme.
A continuation of the earlier 3pm Open Class, the Performance Group explore, develop and rehearse their own devised choreography, with opportunities for public performance.
"I am a longstanding member of the performance company. Maria, our teacher and choreographer, devises work which is created collaboratively. We have some fixed choreography and some improvised. This works very well and is highly effective for older dancers who are imaginative (though in life we are not always given credit for being so!). We improvise individually, in groups, as duets and also come together in unison as a flock or in some other formation." Pauline, DTTMoT member since 2011
The cost of this class covers attendance at both the Open Class (15.00–16.00) and the Performance Group (16.00–17.00). Participants must warm up in the Open Class before going on to the Performance Group.
- The Performance Group is intended for those who want to perform in public, and members should commit to the group and attend rehearsals regularly.
- Please wear comfortable clothes and bring lots of water. There is also a cafe that is free for the public to use.
Maria da Luz Ghoumrassi is a dancer, choreographer and educator working through multidisciplinary techniques from around the world to develop Intercultural Awareness Performance. She was in the original cast of The Lion King as ensemble and dance captain, working with Garth Fagan Dance. Previously in Kokuma Dance Company under the direction of Patrick Acogny, she had the opportunity to work with Flora Thefaine, Germaine Acogny and various dances from the African Diaspora. She continues to find inspiration through professional development and collaborations with various artists Sharon Ama Wray, Urban Bush Women, Judith Sanchez Ruíz among others.
Her research into the relationship between body, mind, spirit and identity has led to the development of her current investigation on the role of women in society.
She regularly teaches for Greenwich Dance, The Place and Trip Space.