A Day with Mathieu Geffre
Wednesday 2 October
This will be a day to enrich your practice in response to Mathieu's exploration. The day will comprise a two hour class, networking over lunch, repertoire and creative lab. The class lightly borrows from the fundamental patterns technique, supported by a sensorial approach inspired by Fasciatherapy. Mathieu encourages participants to establish their sense of verticality without compromising the notion of movement. Supported by an important sense of musicality, the class focuses on activating the stabilisers and a strong centre in order to find efficiency within movement. We intend to build a body that is centred but alert and in motion. Starting from some simple standing exercises, the class slowly challenges the body’s reactivity. Technical though accessible to all, the training is above all about reconnecting with the pleasure of motion.
Suitable for advanced degree students, recent graduates and professionals
Trained at the Paris Conservatoire, Mathieu Geffré has danced across Europe for the past 13 years. As a member of companies such as National Dance Company Wales or Dansgroep Amsterdam, he collaborated with many notable choreographers (Itzik Galili, Johan Inger, Angelin Preljocaj, Didy Veldman, Theo Clinkard and more). Awarded 3rd Prize Choreography during the Copenhagen International Choreography Competition, Mathieu is now dedicating his energy to teaching and choreographing. He is the artistic leader of the artistic project Rendez-Vous Dance. He was also commissioned by NDCWales, Nationaltheatre Mannheim, Boston Dance Theatre, Phoenix Youth Academy, Dance City CAT and Rambert School.