About Contemporary Advanced with Akane Abe

Classes start on Mon 15th April 2024 and run until Mon 8th July 2024 (excluding Monday 6th May due to the Bank Holiday and excluding Mon 27th May due to half term)

Breathe and move with fluidity.

Perfect for contemporary dancers with at least 5 years’ experience looking to gain a new insight into contemporary dance.

This contemporary dance class features the expressive movements of lyrical dance and release technique drawing on inspiration from dance pioneer José Limón. The class follows set exercises to help develop technique and musicality. The live music by Matteo Grassi will help inspire your movement throughout the class.

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

Akane was born in Japan and now lives in London. She has two degrees, an MA in Contemporary Dance & Choreography, and three years full time training in Contemporary Dance, both from LCDS. A Sports Science Degree from Chukyo University in Japan, and a certificate in Mime studies with Adam Darius in Helsinki.

Akane has been invited to teach at summer schools in Japan since 2001. Her choreography has been requested since that time, and in 2017 with husband musician/composer 'Trimmer' formed 'Dance Theatre Red'. Although interrupted by Covid, they are currently engaged in a four-cycle work based on the Buddhist elements, of which 'Wind', 'Earth', have been completed and performed with 'Water' and 'Fire' in production. Between 2001 and 2009 Akane taught and choreographed the Evening School Performance Project at The Place with performances at the end of each term.

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