Professional Class: Toby Fitzgibbons
The class will have a dynamic released based feel, using phrases and choreographic sequences to warm up the body and mind, systemically. Fundamentals including the core, use of weight and breath will be worked on throughout. The class will incorporate floor work, traveling, jumps and phrases. A sense of flow, connection with ourselves and others and tuning will be the key themes of the week.
"I hope we can share good feelings, fun and some hard work. The teachers, choreographers and collaborations that I have worked with over my career have all left their mark on me, and I let this influence me fusing this to my class work whilst bring my own story and flavour. I love watching people grow and I'm excited by visceral kinaesthetic dance energy!"
Toby was a member of Scottish Dance Theatre for 8 years, touring thoughout the UK, Europe and beyond, performing works by choreographers including Janet Smith, Liv Lorent (with LUXURIA and tenderhook), Rui Horta, Adam Benjamin, Hofesh Shechter, James Wilton, Ben Duke, Ina Christel Johannessen, Kate Weare and Rachel Lopez De La Nieta. Toby was then invited to join Norrdans in Sweden, where he danced for 3 years, touring throughout Europe and performing works by choreographers including Ohad Naharin, Marcos Morau, Thomas Noone, Anthony Missen, Yossi Berg and Oded Graf, and Fernando Melo.
Toby has freelanced with Emma Martin Dance in Dublin, and with Yossi Berg and Oded Graf Dance Theatre in Israel. Toby took two pieces to Resolution! with Mathew Robinson: Some Other Future and Why wait for when, for when for what. Toby Joined balletLORENT in 2015 for Snow White.