Gerrard’s class will focus on the breath and how it is intrinsic to movement. It 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.
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 an 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 ROH.
Martin has taught for Trinity Laban, RADA, and the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. He is currently teaching contemporary dance at the Place.
Martin 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.
He is the co-founder of Black Artists in Dance, (BAiD), the associate founder of The Healthy Young Dancer Project (THYDP) and is a trained Yoga teacher.