Designed to expand knowledge, stamina and performance skills, the class adopts Limón, Cuban Contemporary and Release based methods. The class emphasizes the natural rhythm of the body, breath, fall and recovery and the interplay between weight, dynamics and musicality. Suitable for participants with some dance experience and professional dancers as well as those returning to dance, the movement is easily adapted to a range of styles and techniques. The class will start with release-based and stretching exercises on the floor to increase mobility followed by more technical work in the centre.
Anna Alvarez is a dancer, choreographer and movement director based in Brighton. Her work occupies a distinct position in the fields of dance and theatre, drawing in and blending ideas from her movement heritage and the cultural landscape. She aims to create work that connects us to ourselves, community and environment. In creative teams and teaching she aims to empower and free performers through movement and embodiment. Anna trained as a dancer in Brazil at the Facultade de Dança Angel Vianna and went onto work with the Cia de Dança Deborah Colker, Gustavo Cirico, Frederico Paredes, Nua Zuk, Yasmeen Gooder, Vertigo Dance Company, Vincent Dance Theatre, Ella Mesma Company, Extraordinary Bodies, Leandro Palou and DeNada Dance with whom she currently performs. Anna founded Anna Alvarez Compañia, in 2020 with the objective of creating a dance theatre company that explores storytelling through movement, mixing ideas from dance, theatre, music and illustration through the lens of the Latinx diaspora.
Outside of the company, Anna has created work for the Fusion showcases at Sadler’s Wells, Our City Dances festival, South East Dance, CASA festival and is currently creating work on the Verve Company. As a teacher, Anna currently teaches movement at LAMDA, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and is currently a practitioner for Siobhan Davies Studios. She honours all her movement teachers and maestros.
Preferred Pronouns: She/her
Date(s) - Monday 25 July, 2022
7:05pm - 8:20pm