Professional Class: Maria Ghoumrassi
This class draws from modern and release based techniques focusing on chore strength, dynamics and musicality, clarity of movement and a sense of artistic design.
The warm up aims to awaken the dancer’s body awareness through alignment touching on the idea of presence and mindfulness, progressing from simple to more complex exercises leading to dynamic sequences through space, playing between set movement and improvisation encouraging a sense of individual exploration.
Maria da Luz has been investigating ways in which dance technique can be influenced by somatic practices without losing its rigor and precision and sense of emotional connectedness.
- You will have access to The Old Libray from 10:15.
- For safety reasons, we cannot admit participants after 10.40am, or when the class reaches maximum capacity.
Maria da Luz Ghoumrassi is a dancer, choreographer and educator working through multidisciplinary techniques from around the world to develop Intercultural Awareness Performance. She was in the original cast of The Lion King as ensemble and dance captain, working with Garth Fagan Dance. Previously in Kokuma Dance Company under the direction of Patrick Acogny, she had the opportunity to work with Flora Thefaine, Germaine Acogny and various dances from the African Diaspora. She continues to find inspiration through professional development and collaborations with various artists Sharon Ama Wray, Urban Bush Women, Judith Sanchez Ruíz among others.
Her research into the relationship between body, mind, spirit and identity has led to the development of her current investigation on the role of women in society.
She regularly teaches for Greenwich Dance, The Place and Trip Space.