About Contemporary Beginners with Mathieu Geffré

Jump, spin and glide across the floor with contemporary dance

Dance artist, Mathieu Geffré will guide you through this beginners’ class, helping you develop your contemporary dance technique and skills. You will have the chance to explore your own styles and movement approach through a choreographed phrase taught in class. The class will be accompanied by renowned film composer and musician Chris Benstead.

Internationally renowned artist Mathieu Geffré brings a wealth of experience having trained at the Paris Conservatoire and toured extensively across Europe. He now runs his own company, Rendez-Vous Dance, who’s show The Monocle is currently enjoying an extensive tour. His work as a guest teacher for prestigious companies such as Company Wayne McGregor, New Adventures and Ballet de l’Opera du Grand Avignon makes this an exciting opportunity to learn from one of the best in the business.

about the artist

After graduating from the Paris Conservatoire in 2006, Mathieu Geffré has danced across Europe for 15 years. As a member of companies such as Dansgroep Amsterdam, Noord Nederlandse Dans, and National Dance Company Wales, he collaborated with numerous leading choreographers including Itzik Galili, Johan Inger, Mark Baldwin, Christopher Bruce and Angelin Preljocaj among others.

Alongside his performing career Mathieu has created and presented work on many European stages. Mathieu launched Rendez-Vous dance in February 2021. He is the first recipient of the Made In The North East commission award enabling him to create The Monocle. He also received multiple awards for his touring work What songs may do... Mathieu has made commissioned work for Nationaltheater Mannheim, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, CobosMika Seeds Company and Boston Dance Theatre. He is a celebrated dance facilitator who is regularly invited as a guest teacher for Company Wayne McGregor, Matthew Bourne New Adventures, Ballet de l’Opera du Grand Avignon and Venice Biennale among others.

important information
  • Enrol for the week for £65.00 to save and guarantee your place or drop-in for £15.00 per class.
  • 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 cannot accommodate participants over 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.

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