Professional Class with Russell Maliphant Company

Spring 2019


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Professional Class 

All professional classes at The Place are intended for high-level dancers only. These classes offer professional dancers an opportunity to maintain their skills and abilities, network with other professionals and even maybe find new projects to work on.

If you are an amateur dancer, there are lots of other opportunities for you to engage with. Browse our adult classes programme for more information.

These classes require professional standards from participants and early arrival is required for warm up.

About The Class

Led by dance artist Grace Jabbari the class is based on the heart of world-renowned choreographer Russell Maliphant’s creative process, merging techniques from classical and contemporary dance with principles and concepts from Bodywork and Martial arts.

Grace Jabbari who has worked with Russell Maliphant on several projects including; Sagami commercial Act of Love, Universal Pictures documentary feature film Nuryev, Messum’s Wiltshire, Concel|Reveal (international tour 2017) and Maliphant Works 2. 

About Grace Jabbari

Born in Reading, Grace trained at Tring Park School for Performing Arts, graduated with a first class BA from Rambert School and a first class MA from Northern School of Contemporary Dance.

In 2015, Grace toured Dracula with Mark Bruce Company, and later played Calypso in the UK tour of The Odyssey.

Working closely with choreographer Holly Blakey, Grace starred in the original creations for Some Greater Class, ABIDE, and Cowpuncher, a collaboration with Blakey, composer Mica Levi and designer Vivienne Westwood.

Other performance work includes; live shows for artists Florence and the Machine, Damien Rice, Naeem fka Spank Rock, Darkstar and Gwilym Gold, Vestige by Wayne Parsons Dance, as well as working on her own movement for short films and music videos. She has also starred in campaigns for Dior, GAP, Selfridges and ZOZO Town Official.

Q&A with Grace Jabbari:

  • Tell us a little bit about your background in dance?
    I began training as a gymnast when I was younger, before going on to study at Tring Park and Rambert School. Since then I’ve worked with a variety of different companies and choreographers across the dance spectrum, specifically crossing the bridge between contemporary and commercial led work, live performance and dance for camera.
  • What can participants expect from your class?
    Information which leads to freedom of movement, deeply rooted in musical exploration.
  • What do you like most about teaching?
    Seeing people’s own individual style. It’s the most interesting thing for me about movement, when you see people’s personality and presence.
  • Who was your most influential teacher?
    Russell (Maliphant) and his knowledge of anatomy and body work has been a massive influence. Watching and working with Dana Fouras has taught me immeasurable amounts, especially regarding musicality and presence on stage. Holly Blakey has influenced how I see contemporary dance and it’s place in the dance world, among so many other things. The list goes on…
  • What has been your biggest challenge as a dancer?
    5am call times...

Times: 9 -10.30am
Duration: 90 mins
Venue: at The Place
Level: Professional
Style: Contemporary

This event is part of Professional Dance Classes Spring 2019

Professional Dance Classes Spring 2019

Join us every morning for a high energy dance class especially for professionals.