Dancing to the Music of Time: Open Class
A drop-in class for movers aged 55+
Not just about exercise and fitness, this class encourages you to be your creative self. The class aims to create a welcoming and safe atmosphere where you are able to focus on body and mind. Previous experience of dance is not necessary as within this class we value life experiences and encourage curiosity to learn and share something new.
Classes start with a warm up followed by dance exercises to develop strength, co-ordination and flexibility. The class progresses on to travelling movements and creative tasks which are used to make movement material unique to you and your body. The eclectic music ranges from classical to pop and world music and our dance artist Maria Ghomrassi draws from a vast range of influences such as modern, contemporary and African dance.
"It provides me with an opportunity to combine my efforts to maintain my mobility at seventy, challenge my memory and thought process and provides a platform in which I am able to engage with others in my age group socially within a context that is fun, creative and stimulating”
Genie, Dancing to the Music of Time participant
Class can be booked online in advance. Click on the link on the right hand side of the page to book.
Maria da Luz Ghoumrassi is a dancer, choreographer and educator working through multidisciplinary techniques from around the world to develop Intercultural Awareness Performance. She was in the original cast of The Lion King as ensemble and dance captain, working with Garth Fagan Dance. Previously in Kokuma Dance Company under the direction of Patrick Acogny, she had the opportunity to work with Flora Thefaine, Germaine Acogny and various dances from the African Diaspora. She continues to find inspiration through professional development and collaborations with various artists Sharon Ama Wray, Urban Bush Women, Judith Sanchez Ruíz among others.
Her research into the relationship between body, mind, spirit and identity has led to the development of her current investigation on the role of women in society.
She regularly teaches for Greenwich Dance, The Place and Trip Space.