For the next two weeks Collective Contemporary Class welcomes back Lizie Giraudeau to teach class at URC on Mondays 2nd and 9th February 10.00-11.30am. An inspiring dancer of grace and fluidity, Lizie is keen to explore finding oneself in the transition between more structured material and free improvisation in her classes; this is her description:
“A balance of improvised and structured work….We will begin by tuning in to our physical state and gently bringing warmth, energy and openness to the body. Moving on we’ll explore pathways through flowing structured phrases and playful, imaginative improvisation, individually, in pairs and as a group.”
Not to be missed…
Lizie Giraudeau/Saunderson studied at The Place before joining London Contemporary Dance Theatre in 1979 and was later a Founder member of the Siobhan Davies Dance Company. As a freelance performer she has worked with Christopher Bruce, Kate Flatt, Ian Spink, Rosemary Butcher, David Toguri and Darshan Singh Bhuller. Film and television work include The Meaning of Life (Arlene Philips), The Singing Detective (Quinney Sax ), Hit Dancin (Molly Molloy), and The Hot Shoe Show (Anthony Van Laast and Christopher Bruce). She performed in London’s West End in Mutiny at the Piccadilly Theatre, and Song and Dance at the Palace and Shaftesbury Theatres. Opera performances include Turandot, Samson, Dido and Aeneas and Parsifal at The Royal Opera House, and The Midsummer Marriage for Thames Television. She recently performed in Ballroom of Joys and Sorrows, a Kate Flatt production, in London, was assistant movement director on the revival of Minotaur at ROH Covent Garden and company choreographer on Welsh National Opera’s production of Lohengrin ( Cardiff and Warsaw). She danced in the ‘Elixir’ program at Sadlers Wells in Sept ’14. She has worked as a teacher, giving dance and movement related classes/ workshops to professionals, in schools, universities and community groups throughout the UK, in New Zealand and France. Choreographic work includes Children of Eden, Joseph and Grease for The European School, Culham, Monkey and Skellig for the ‘Young Baldon Players, Oxford and The Ten Thousand Things for Wrong Pearls Theatre Company, Oxford, and co-direction and choreography for Moon Ladder for Reddress Theatre Company.