Professional Class: Leila McMillan
Flying Low with Leila McMillan
Together we will spiral in and out of the earth, pass through expansion and cohesion, run, slide, learn how to challenge gravity, how to fall, how to rise, and how to command your body. We will work with efficient pathways to move with speed without forgetting any part of our body. We will command our body with our voice. We will pass through the space with unlimited possibilities in curve transforming the environment of dance. We will be soft, wild and powerfully spontaneous.
The class will be a combination of principles from Flying Low originally created by David Zambrano and Leila’s further development.
- Unfortunately Chisato Ohno is unable to teach this week as previously advertised. Many thanks to Leila McMillan for stepping in at short notice.
- Until 28 April, classes are priced at £4.20 each. From 2 May, there will be a small increase to £4.50 per class.
Leila is an international choreographer, teacher and performer who has worked with artists including David Zambrano, Crystal Pite, and Wendy Houstoun. She curated This Way, That Way (2015) at Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells as part of Wild Card, to a sold out audience. Her newest work Family Portrait has been presented at Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells, Greenwich Dance and Dance4.
Since receiving a place on David Zambrano’s 50 Days Flying Low and Passing Through (2010), Leila is now one of the few internationally certified artists teaching this technique, and has led the development of this approach in the UK. She is a guest Lecturer at London Contemporary Dance School and has gone on to teach throughout Europe, Middle East, United States and South America.
Leila is the winner of Blueprint Bursary 2008 and has recently created commissions for London Contemporary Dance School, No more landing (2016), and Verve, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Continuum (2017). She has an ongoing collaboration with visual artist Paolo Fiorientini producing a series of video, still images and installations under the project Envelop. She is the co-owner of Muxima, an independent art and culture café in Bow, East London, winner of ‘Best Café in Bow’ from Time Out London 2015 and 2016.