Contemporary Level 1 with Mathieu Geffre

Summer 2019

£110 / £104 (Enrolment) £14 / £12 (Drop In)

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The class borrows from the fundamental patterns of  Cunningham technique, supported by a sensorial approach. We try to establish our sense of verticality without compromising the notion of movement.

Supported by an important use of musicality, the class focuses on activating the stabilizers and a strong centre in order to find efficiency within movement. We intend to build a body that is centered but alert and in motion. Starting from some simple standing exercises, the class slowly challenges the body’s reactivity. Technical though accessible to all,  the training is above all about reconnecting with the pleasure of motion.

Artist’s biography:

Graduated from the Paris Conservatoire in 2006, Mathieu has danced across Europe for the past 12 years. As a full member of companies such as Dansgroep Amsterdam, Noord Nederlandse Dans and National Dance Company Wales, he collaborated with numerous leading choreographers including Itzik Galili, Johan Inger Mark Baldwin, Angelin Preljocaj, Theo Clinkard Didy Veldman and Alexander Ekman among others.

It is in 2012 that he started making choreography. Year after year he kept exploring his voice taking part of the NDCWales emerging choreographers program (Alternative Routes) which led to a first commission from the company in 2013. 

Moreover Mathieu was awarded with the 3rd Prize Choreography at the Copenhagen International Choreography Competition in 2016 where he presented the duet What songs may do.

Class description:

This Level 1 class is for participants with some knowledge of contemporary dance and over a years’ dance experience. You will look at a more developed dance vocabulary and a greater sense of body awareness in the space. Classes will work with longer phrases aimed at increasing physicality, performativity and musicality. Working with a more codified structure, you will prepare the body for an increase in activity throughout the class.

Please note that there won't be any classes on Mon 6 and 27 May (Bank Holidays). There will be an extra Monday on 15 Jul and the whole term will include 10 sessions

Times: 18:30-20:00
Duration: 90 mins
Venue: at The Place
Day: Monday
Level: Level 1
Style: Contemporary