Ballet Level 2 with Mark Kimmett

Summer Dance Courses 2017: week 2


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Technique / Style:


Class description:

These classes are designed to explore the process of using ballet technique in order to be free and to enable expression in your own unique way. The class will have technical elements but will focus on presence and nurturing the performance element of class. I will support a process of exploring the body as a means of inspiration and impetus, practising listening to the impulses that arise and going with them.

We will start at the barre focusing on the use of the upper body to support the leg work and encourage artistry. Moving on to the centre with opportunities to find balance and explore movement working with off balance too. Working on turning, jumping, skimming and learning phrases with all the elements combined.

The class will be approached in a fun and supportive way using the group as a resource for inspiration and encouragement. I invite you to bring all of yourself to the class. 

Additional notes:

This course will run from Mon 14 – Fri 18 August, 10.00 – 11.30am each day. The course fee of £65 covers all 5 classes. 

Part of Summer Dance Courses 2017, week 2

Artist's biography:

Mark Kimmett is a London-based dancer and teacher who trained at the Royal Ballet School and Dance School of Scotland. Upon graduation, he joined Scottish Ballet where he spent 10 years performing. During his time there he danced in works by George Balanchine, William Forsythe, Stephen Petronio, Trisha Brown, Ashley Page, Krzysztof Pastor, Peter Darrell and more.

On leaving Scottish Ballet Mark spent six years with Rambert in London, where he enjoyed an exciting and varied repertory by choreographers such as Christopher Bruce, Javier de Frutos, Itzik Galili and Merce Cunningham. He has also worked closely with German choreographer Johannes Weiland who works theatrically with movement and text.

Since leaving Rambert Mark continues to perform and teach and he is currently studying to be a Person Centred Therapist. Mark’s interests in teaching and therapy are closely linked: his aim with his teaching, besides the technical elements, is to encourage individuals to express themselves in their own unique way in a fun and safe environment, enabling people to be more in tune with their bodies and facilitating open communication through body and mind.

Times: 10-11.30am
Duration: 90 mins
Venue: at The Place
Level: Level 2
Style: Ballet