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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 (16.00–16.30). 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.
  • To find out more call Constance Gibbs on 020 8293 9741.

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performance group at Eltham Culture Fest
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Maria Ghoumrassi

Maria da Luz Ghoumrassi is a dancer, teacher and choreographer/movement director. She is experienced in a diversity of styles and has been working with a range of groups from children to older people and professional dancers. She is a Spare Tyre Artist Associate working with people with Learning disabilities, as a mentor and choreographer. As a dancer, Maria da Luz has worked with companies including Kokuma, Garth Fagan and the original cast of The Lion King as ensemble and dance-captain. Maria da Luz has choreographed for BBC Three's The Mighty Boosh and has been performing her work at venues across London. She received the Trailblazers Fellowship and was short-listed for The Place Prize in 2004. She was selected for Dance UK Dance Teaching Mentoring Programme and received the Dancers Career Development Retraining Grant, 2016. Maria da Luz has led classes for Green Candle Dance Company, Trinity Laban, Age Exchange, Rambert, among others. She regularly teaches for Greenwich Dance, Step into Dance and Chisenhale Dance Space.

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Maria Ghoumrassi