Dancing to the Music of Time
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 for dancers aged 55+.
"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
- To find out more call Constance Gibbs on 020 8293 9741.
- The cost of this course covers attendance at the earlier technique classes (13.00–14.15), plus a one-hour session with professional dance artist Maria to develop performance pieces (14.30–15.30)
- It is important to attend as regularly as possible, wear comfortable clothes, bring lots of water and a snack
- This is a 6-week course between Fri 15 Sept – Fri 20 Oct.
Booking for the next series of classes (starting Friday 3 November) will open on Monday 9 October. Receive a reminder email by clicking here to sign up to our mailing list.
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.