Dancing to the Music of Time: Performance Group
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.
"It provides me with an opportunity to combine my efforts to maintain my mobility at seventy, challenge my memory and thought process and provides a platform in which I am able to engage with others in my age group socially within a context that is fun, creative and stimulating”
Genie, Dancing to the Music of Time participant
- The cost of this class covers attendance at both the Open Class (15.00–16.00) and the Performance Group (16.00–16.45). 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. Although there is flexibility for occasional holidays or other commitments, anyone who does not attend enough rehearsals will not be able to take part in public performances at the discretion of the tutor / Greenwich Dance.
- Please wear comfortable clothes, and bring lots of water and a snack.
- To find out more call Constance Gibbs on 020 8293 9741.
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.