Masterclass with Mathieu Geffre (England/France), Boston Dance Theater
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TEACHER BIO / CLASS DESCRIPTION:
Mathieu Geffré teaches contemporary dance classes and has been developing the content of it in response to his physical needs across his career as a dancer. The large amount of makers with who Mathieu got the chance to collaborate required the definition of training that could serve the versatility of his professional practice. This practice would enable him to approach any new choreographic style with an open mind and an available body. Originally inspired by the training provided by Elisabeth Gibiat, currently assistant of Itzik Galili, Mathieu has been developing his class through a regular practice in collaboration with the dancers of National Dance Company Wales.
Mathieu now provides professional training for many educational and professional organisations in the United Kingdom and in Europe (Rambert School, Dance City, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, National Dance Company Wales, Skanes Danstheater, Verve, BalletBoyz…)
The class lightly borrows from the fundamental patterns of Cunningham technique, supported by an important sensorial approach. We try to establish our sense of verticality without compromising the notion of movement.
Supported by an important use of musicality, the class focuses on activating the stabilizers and a strong centre in order to find efficiency within movement. We intend to build a body that is centered but alert and in motion. Starting from some simple standing exercises, the class slowly challenges the body’s reactivity in space. Technical though accessible to all, the training is above all about connecting with the pleasure of motion.
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