- Thursday 11th July 2019
Tuesday Morning ProClass with Marcia Edwards
ABOUT THE CLASS
Marcia Edwards will be delivering a class that builds core strength and stamina. Using the techniques of Martha Graham’s contraction and release exercises, Marcia allows dancers to go back to basics and really think about how to use their body while dancing. Freedom to move with elements of control is important and this class gives dancers the chance to engage mentally and physically. From floor work to standing exercises and travelling, Marcia aims to energise, inspire and develop dancers who want to maintain or enhance what they have. Where does your movement come from? How can it be nurtured? How do you take your movement to the next level?
Marcia Edwards is a dancer, choreographer and teacher. Trained at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, she has worked with Ace Dance andÂ Music, State of Emergency dance company and Dida dance company, Norway. She has worked with choreographers such as Neville Campbell, Janice Garret, Jamie Watton, Gail Parmel, Barwen Tavaziva, Koffi Koko, Akiko Kitamura, Vincent Mantsoe, Andile Sotiya and Robert Moses. During her career, she has also worked on site-specific collaborations with companies such as Motionhouse dance theatre and Angel dance. Marcia has represented Birmingham as dance leader in the Big Dance and has worked on dance-related projects for Worcestershire County Council and the National Trust. She has also appeared in a documentary for Channel 4 and been interviewed for West Midlands BBC News. Commercially, she has danced alongside Diversity and George Sampson (Britain’s Got Talent) and has danced internationally in Zurich, Paris and Romania. Marcia has been the dance teacher for Great Britain’s National School Games and has taught HND and BTEC dance as a lecturer in many colleges and universities. Choreographically, she has been creating dances for many years and has shown her work at venues such as the MAC, Crescent Theatre (Birmingham), Artrix (Bromsgrove) and Spires Theatre (Worcester). Her work extends through teaching professional classes and auditions for companies like 2Faced Dance. Marcia is now developing her own professional company, ME Dance Company, which concentrates on Contemporary technique and performance, with classes that allow students, professional and ex-professional dancers to develop and maintain their core strength and flexibility. ME Dance Company has recently been working on and performing Mania, a contemporary dance piece based on mental illness. It is a working progress piece that is in the stages of becoming a full performance piece.
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EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY
10:00 – 11:30AM
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