A 1 hour invigorating contemporary dance technique class taught by Emma, who guides you through the classic Martha Graham structure of contraction & release including; floor work to increase strength & flexibility, centre work for co-ordination and movement retention and travel phrases to test stamina, agility and elevation skills. In this technique you must show the effort of work and let out your true emotion, you will sweat, laugh & maybe even shed a tear of nostalgia! Places available now! Booking essential to avoid disappointment.
Emma Clayton has 20-years professional experience as a dancer, teacher and choreographer, she has taught Graham technique across the UK & in Germany, being taught by some of the best teachers & performers from NSCD, Phoenix Dance Theatre, RJC, Martha Graham School in London & New York.
Current professional experience: Artistic Director & Performer of Blood Memory Dance 2018 ‘Big Shebang’ R&D ‘Violet’ Leeds "That was amazing, well done, got folk crying that did". Summer 2019 project 'A Journey Through Time' Kirkstall Abbey. Currently working towards Autumn Tour 'Counting Planes' 2019 Leeds,York & Hull.
Past experience: Founder Artistic Director & performer of Ascendance for 5 years. Dance Lecturer in Higher Education for 12 years. Commissions include: Phoenix Dance Theatre Doncaster University, Leeds City Centre FlashMob ‘Who R you talking to? Further opportunities include: working with Joss Arnott, Gary Clarke. Forged international partners: Pina Bausch Foundation, Wuppertal, and PACT arts organisation in Essen, Germany.” You are a strong and passionate teacher and people really take notice” Selected for panel at One Dance UK conference for Dancers Career Development ‘Transitioning into leadership’ - "You are such an inspiration".