Announcing a new series of contemporary classes for the spring at URC. Cécile Feza Bushidi will be teaching 4 classes on the following Mondays from 10.00-12.00pm:
25th March, 8th April, 15th April and 29th April
(no classes on 1st April which is Easter Monday, or 22nd April because of ODF workshop at OFS)
Cécile is currently studying for a PhD at the School of Oriental and African Studies, but has a distinguished international career as a dance practitioner – see her biography below. Great that she is currently based in Oxford and a member of the city’s professional dance community. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn from her extensive experience and also to have an introduction to aspects of Horton technique, so do take advantage of these classes and please pass the information to other colleagues who may be interested.
Price remains £8 per class.
Enjoy – I know I will…
Cécile Feza Bushidi
As a dancer, Cécile has worked with Wayne McGregor/Random Dance, Charleroi Danses/Plan K, and Pál Frenák’s Lakoma. She has collaborated with Freddie Opuke-Adaie/ROH and RODA/Leeds under the direction of Douglas Thorpe and Tiia Ourila. She also appeared in the musical Kirikou & Karaba.
As a choreographer, her solo X1 premiered at the Place on January 2007. Its final draft, The Unknown premiered at the Barbican Pit as part of Dance Umbrella Festival in October 2008. The Unknown has been performed at Richmix and the Arcola Theatre in London. In collaboration with the actors she has choreographed movement sequences of A Place at the Table, an installation-play directed by Paul Burgess/Daedalus Theatre Company. The piece premiered at Camden People’s Theatre in April 2009 and was restaged at CPT in 2011.
Cécile received her Modern dance and Ballet training from the Ailey School. She has widely taught Modern dance in the UK (Phoenix Dance Theatre, Feedback 33, WAC Performing Arts and Media College, Laban, The Place, AMT). As a certified Pilates Foundation teacher, she teaches at Pilates In Motion (London, directed by senior Pilates Foundation teacher Anoushka Boone and Mike Perry).
The class starts with a dynamic warm-up that uses elements of the Horton technique. Moving and travelling sequences exploiting all planes are proposed. During the last 30 minutes, we play with a musical, fluid, and dynamic choreographic phrase.