- Thursday 31st January 2019
Thursday morning Pro Class with Yukiko Masui!
Yukiko’s class focuses on how to flow, stop, groove and attack movements as well as on gaining strength to be in and out of the floor efficiently. Her technique is influenced by Hiphop’s foundation of isolation and rhythm training, Release and Limón technique. The class will build your stamina and strength through a series of exercises such as isolation, floor phrase, plié, tendu and travelling. At the end of the class, you will learn a more complex phrase, which explores a variety of dynamics and rhythm.
Yukiko Masui is an award-winning choreographer who is originally from Tokyo, Japan. Her dance journey started with Hiphop and Ballroom Latin Dance; she has competed in both styles and won various prizes. In 2008, she moved to London to study Contemporary Dance and the following year she joined a postgraduate dance company – Transitions at Trinity Laban – as part of her MA course. Since graduation, she has been working internationally as a performer with companies and choreographers such as Art of Spectra (Sweden), Cathy Waller, Jose Agudo, Christopher Marney, James Cousins, Norrdans (Sweden), Rhiannon Faith, Rosie Kay, and Tamsin Fitzgerald (2Faced Dance). She can also be seen on music videos (Coldplay, DJ Fresh, Sam Harper), TV adverts, and programmes such as ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ and the BBC’s ‘Brummoves’. As a choreographer, she has choreographed her own works, ‘Unbox’ and ‘It Takes Two Too’, which have toured nationally and internationally. She has also choreographed musicals such as ‘A Little Night Music’ (Storyhouse), ‘GUY: A New Musical’ (The Bunker) and ‘Urinetown’ (London College of Music). She is currently working on her new piece ‘Falling Family’, commissioned by DanceXchange, The Place and NSCD, which is touring this spring.
Facebook: @YukikoMasui.Co Insta: yukiko.masui
Photo Credit © Lia-Jacobbi
No need to book, just turn up!
SPECIAL OFFER! Buy 6 Classes for £30. That’s £5 a class. Bargain.
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