Ballet Level 2 with Kasper Cornish

Spring Term 2017

Enrolment: £110 standard / £95 concs. Drop-in: £12 standard / £10 concs.

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Class description:

These classes are designed to expand your technical knowledge and performance skills through exercises which are both enjoyable and challenging. You will work further on technique and have the opportunity to explore the physics of classical movement, turns and balance. These classes are also suitable for participants with experience who are returning to dance. Classes comprise of a variety of exercises at the barre, enabling students to warm muscles and mobilise joints whilst refining and developing technique. The class continues in the centre with port de bras, adagio, Pirouettes and jumps in preparation for allegros and travelling sequences and combinations across the floor.

Artist's biography:

Kasper began his dance training at the age of ten with Sara Phillips in 1984 and graduated from Central School of Ballet in 1993 after which he joined Independent Ballet Wales touring the UK in productions of The Swan and Cinderella. His other performing work ranged from Ballet Dancer to Wrestler for the BAFTA award winning Channel 4 series Faking It to the title role in The Snowman (Birmingham Rep, West End and BBC film of the stage show). Other credits include The Phantom of the Opera feature film and dancing the role of The Slavemaster for the national tour of the stage show. He played the Prince of Transylvania in the National Theatre production of My Fair Lady at the Theatre Royal Drury lane, was a founding member of Just Desert Dance Co. and as a freelance principal artist has danced popular ballet pas de deux as far afield as Japan. He was principal Ballet dancer at Glyndebourne Festival Opera in 1996 as well as understudy to Zoltan Solymosi and toured France and Switzerland in Maurice Bejart’s Bolero with Sylvie Guillem. Choreographic work ranges from “movement for actors” to “classical ballet” and includes The Classical Brits (TV & DVD), the feature film London Voodoo, Maksim - The Piano Player (TV & DVD) Clown but not out for Zen Films, Shakespeare’s Happy Endings (BBC 4) and Tim Minchin’s ‘Canvas Bag’ for Comedy Shuffle (BBC 3). He has choreographed ballet/neo-classical pieces for; Nickleodeon TV, Riverside Studios, Terence Higgins Trust, Cambridge Performing Arts, English Youth Ballet and has been a judge for the London finals of “Dance Challenge”. Kasper has taught classical ballet, pas de deux and repertoire since 1995 for The Italia Conti Academy, West London School of Dance, English Youth Ballet, Studio Petit Etoile (Japan) European Ballet (Ballet Master), The Place, Laban and Cecchetti International Summer Schools and was Inset instructor for East London Dance’s “DansAthletic” project. Kasper currently teaches ballet and related subjects for Bodywork Co. Performing Arts Cambridge and the Cecchetti Associates and Scholars.

Times: 6.30 - 8pm
Duration: 90 mins
Venue: at The Place
Day: Monday
Level: Level 2
Style: Ballet