Gerrard’s class is an open level improvisation class which will focus on the breath, and how it is intrinsic to movement. Gerrard will begin the session with a ‘checking in’, and centring practice, which combines yoga and dynamic contemporary movement principles. Through independent and group exploration, Gerrard will offer ways of connecting the senses and breath to initiate different dynamics within your improvisation. We will use internal and external stimuli, starting with your current emotional state, before engaging with the energy of the space you currently occupy.
Cancellations & refunds
Prices for classes are kept very low and are subsidized by ID in order to support artists to attend. To keep adminmanageable for our small team, we don’t offer refunds if you cancel or can’t attend a class, and we can’t transfer your booking to a different class/event. We hope this is understandable. If a class is cancelled or changed by ID however, we do offer refunds/transfers to everyone who has booked.
Gerrard Martin trained at De Montfort University, and at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. He is currently studying at the Central School of Ballet for a MA in Choreography. He has danced for Jose Agudo, Tavaziva Dance, Union Dance Company, Phoenix Dance Company, The Lion King, Ballet Black, Aletta Collins Dance, the National Theatre, ENO and the Royal Opera House.
Gerrard has taught for Trinity Laban, Mountview, RADA, the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. He is currently teaching contemporary dance at the Place and Dancework and has choreographed works for Tate Modern, the Place, the Curve, National Portrait Gallery, RichMix, Outbox Theatre, Longborough Opera, South Bank, British Museum, Pegasus Opera, and the West Bengal Federation of Dance, India. Gerrard is the co-founder of Black Artists in Dance (BAiD) and is a trained Yoga teacher.