Maria’s joyful and physically challenging classes draw from modern and release techniques and include styles from Horton to African dance. The class begins by awakening the dancer’s body-awareness through alignment, presence and mindfulness. From here dancers are given the opportunity to develop their musicality, dynamics and physical strength as simple exercises develop into more challenging sequences. The focus is on learning to connect and move with the group while creating space for individual expression
About the Instructor:
Maria da Luz Ghoumrassi is a dancer, teacher, choreographer and movement director working through multidisciplinary techniques from around the world to develop Intercultural Awareness Performance. She has worked in the original cast of The Lion King (UK), Kokuma Dance Theatre, Jeanette Brooks among others, is a recipient of The Trailblazers Fellowship and was shortlisted for the Place Prize in 2004.
She was selected for One Dance UK’s “Dance Teaching Mentorship” and received a ‘Dancers Career Development’ Retraining Grant, 2016. She is an Associate Artist with ‘Spare Tyre Theatre Company’ working with adults with learning disabilities. She has taught regularly at Greenwich Dance, TripSpace, Trinity Laban and The Place.
She is currently researching her new choreographic project exploring female infertility and identity collaborating with interdisciplinary artists and is a Chisenhale Dance Member.
Terms and Conditions
Course/class bookings are confirmed only when payment has been received.
Payments are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Classes paid for must be used in the term that payment is taken.
Concession rates are available to the following groups, proof required on the first day of class:
– Universal Credit, Pension Credit, Disability Living Allowance
– Full-time students (in possession of valid NUS or ISIC cards)
– If you are over the age of 65
For questions about our classes, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8981 6617 between 10am and 6pm.