Participation

Adult

CANCELLED: Contemporary Level 1 with Depi Gorgogianni

Spring Term 2020

Enrolment (12 weeks): £130 / £124 (concs) or Drop In: £14 / £12 (concs)

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Due to the Covid-19 global pandemic outbreak and following government advice, this class is now cancelled. Please click here for more information.

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Class Description

Depi teaches contemporary dance, in particular Limon and release techniques. The class teaches dance routines introducing elements of those contemporary techniques with playfulness and musicality. There are also led improvisations to discover a variety of forms, shapes and dynamics  of the body travelling through the space. The focus of the class is learning new movement vocabulary, control, flow, coordination, strengthening and stretching, embracing the quality of embodiment. 


Level Information

  • Recommended if you have about a year’s experience in contemporary 
  • Developing your dance vocabulary  
  • Gradually working towards longer movement phrases 
  • ​Aiming to increase physicality, performativity and musicality 

About Depi

Depi is a dancer, teacher and movement director. She has recently presented a dance solo about womanhood and identity at The Turner Gallery and Sydenham Arts Festival. She is currently developing her own choreographic work. As a dancer Depi has worked with the choreographers Jorge Crecis, Jennifer Jackson, Siân Williams, Jo Meredith, Polly Bennett, David Lakein and Mariela Nestora being a former member of her company YELP. She toured with the opera The Orfeo Experience. She has collaborated with several conceptual artists such as Mark Leckey (Tate) and Steven Warwick (Art Night London) and was part of the dance video The Orixas, screened at Sadler’s Wells. In 2016 she attended JVIntensive, the professional development with Jasmin Vardimon Company, supported by ACE. Depi trained as a dancer at Rallou Manou Professional Dance School in Athens. She holds an MA in movement direction from Royal Central School of Speech & Drama. As movement director she has presented her work at the Barbican Centre, the Bush, Arcola and Finborough Theatre and was assistant choreographer in Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour (West End). Depi has led professional dance and movement classes at RCSSD, Arts Ed, East 15 and other university departments in the UK. 

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Times: 6.30pm - 8pm
Duration: 90 mins
Venue: at The Place
Day: Friday
Level: Level 1
Style: Contemporary

Adult Dance Classes: Spring 2020

Due to the Covid-19 global pandemic outbreak and following government advice, our classes are cancelled.