Contemporary Introduction with Gerrard Martin

Spring 2018

Enrolment only, £120 / £114

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Gerrard teaches and facilitates technique, creativity and freedom of expression through movement and dance. He will engage with specific elements of contemporary dance such as postural alignment, floor-work, musicality, contact work, improvisation and choreography. Gerrard provides a safe space to explore dance and encourages participants to have fun while learning and facilitating creativity through movement.

Artist’s biography:

Gerrard Martin trained at De Montfort University (BA (Hons) in English Literature & Performing Arts) and at Northern School of Contemporary Dance. He has danced for Jose Agudo and Rosie Kay Dance Company and has toured with Tavaziva Dance, Union Dance, as well as dancing for the West End's production of The Lion King, Ballet Black, Aletta Collins, State of Emergency, English National Opera, Royal Opera House, National Theatre and Phoenix Dance Theatre.  Gerrard is a professional dancer, performer, choreographer, movement director,  yoga teacher, an associate lecturer at The University of Northampton and is the artistic director of his own company.

Class description:

This popular class is aimed at beginners looking to introduce contemporary dance technique into their life. These sessions will establish some of the key principles of contemporary techniques created by pioneers of modern dance (Graham, Cunningham, Limon and release-based). The classes will encourage creativity and physicality through a combination of exercises and phrases. Attention will be paid to alignment and core strength alongside creativity to give you the confidence to progress onto Contemporary Improvers level. 

Times: 6.30-8pm
Duration: 90 mins
Venue: at The Place
Day: Thursday
Level: Introduction
Style: Contemporary