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Adult Contemporary Ballet (Improvers)

Wednesdays 19:45-21:15

Starting with a gentle barre the class will pay close attention to posture, alignment and grounding.

Moving into 'centre practice' the class will continue with movement phrases and exercises which will help create more awareness of our bodies, opening out and encouraging expansion of the limbs from the spine and reconnecting the body to our centre core. This will build into more energetic movement phrases and patterns alongside a rhythmic score which will soon have everyone carving through the space with longer, freer-feeling bodies!

As dancers gain confidence we will start to introduce some improvised material, giving dancers the freedom to be creators as well as recipients of the movement material.

  • Wear comfortable clothing that you can move freely in
  • Open level for ages 18+
  • Bring water!
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Class tutor

Thomasin Haluk Gulgec

Thomasin trained at Swindon Dance and The Rambert School. He joined Rambert in 2003, dancing with the company for nine years before transitioning into freelance work. He began touring internationally with Russell Maliphant Company, and Manchester based Company Chameleon, whom he continues to collaborate with. He has appeared in theatre, film and dance projects with Akram Khan, Joe Wright and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, The Royal Ballet, Young Vic, Mad Dogs Dance Theatre and National Theatre. In 2019, he was invited to take part in Night of 100 Solos; a Centennial Event for the choreographer Merce Cunningham at the Barbican, London. Thomasin collaborates with dance artist Estela Merlos on choreographic work which has received commissions from Wilton’s Strike Festival, Ignition Dance Festival and as Associate Artists for Swindon Dance. Formerly trained in martial arts, his interest in these disciplines continues to grow and integrate with the dance techniques which underpin his creative research and practice