Over 60s Contemporary with Gerrard Martin

Spring Term 2018

£85 (enrolment) £9.50 (drop in)

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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 course is designed for participants aged 60 and over with some dance experience. These carefully planned, fun and engaging sessions will use a variety of dance techniques and improvisation tasks to challenge you physically and creatively. The course will enable dancers to build strength and to develop their technique and musicality at an appropriate pace and level.


Times: 8.45-10.15am
Duration: 90 mins
Venue: at The Place
Day: Tuesday
Style: Contemporary