Wednesday 22 July
This class will provide an opportunity to slow down, fill our lungs with precious air, energise our bodies and stay connected in these times of self isolation.
The session follows a holistic approach using principles drawn from the African Diaspora beginning with work on the alignment of the spine supported by breath to relieve tension and connect to our roots.
This follows work on dance technique, movement exploration and improvisation, allowing emotion to be expressed through our physicality.
We know that times are tough at the moment and we want to make sure these classes are as accessible to everyone as possible so we have changed things up a bit. If you are 'feeling the pinch' or you really want to do the class but just can't afford it this week then just chose the pricing option that suits you best.
We would like to mention that Greenwich Dance is a charity and relies on your payment to keep the organisation going. If you are able to pay more and would like to make a donation then you can do this during the booking process.
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.