About Ballet Open Level with Fukiko Takase

Classes start on Tues 16th April 2024 and run until Tues 2nd July 2024 (excluding Tues 28th May due to half term)

This is a light-hearted and enjoyable experience for dancers who have a foundation in classical ballet.

If you’re looking to build movement vocabulary while retaining longer and more complex sequences, this class offers options for both. The focus on the relationship between music and dance creates a unique and engaging experience that will leave you feeling accomplished and inspired.

Using rhythm and accent, the class aims to enhance muscle control and performance quality, all while being accompanied by pianist Andrew Wass.

class details
  • Enrol for the term for £140.00 to save and guarantee your place or drop-in for £14.00 per class (concessions available)
  • We encourage you to get in touch with us if you have any access requirements to ensure our classes are delivered in the most inclusive way possible. You can find an outline of our access information here. 
  • Please arrive on time - unfortunately we are unable to accommodate participants who are more than 15 minutes late as the warm-up is an important part of the class.
  • Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refunds or exchanges, unless there are extenuating circumstances. You can read our booking Terms & Conditions here.
about your teacher

Fukiko was born in New York and raised in Japan, trained by her mother Takako Takase and Katsuko Orita, She received the Cultural Affairs Fellowship from the Japanese government, study at Codarts Rotterdam Dance Academy and London Contemporary Dance School. She worked with Henri Oguike Dance Company, Company Wayne McGregor, and Akram Khan Company.

Fukiko’s work include, ‘1001’ in collaboration with Dustin O’halloran premiered in Minneapolis USA, ‘ Don Juan Techno Club’ in collaboration with Daniel Brandt and Frieder Nagel, premiered in Nuremberg Germany.

She was featured in Thom Yorke’s Atoms for Peace music video ‘Ingenue’, and TV commercial for UNIQLO, Toyota and Diner’s Club Card. She choreographed music videos for Daniel Brandt and Hikaru Utada and she toured Japan with Utada for her 20th anniversary concert, performing for an estimated 140,000 people.

She became Honourable Professor for Shikoku University in 2022, Choreographed ’UMITOKAMI’ which collaborates with Japanese traditional instruments and puppet theatre Joruri, performed in 2022 and 2023.

She works in all aspects of dance including as a performer, choreographer and teacher. She collaborates with multidisciplinary artists internationally, with a particular focus bridging scenes between the UK and Japan.

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