Together we will spiral in and out of the earth, pass through expansion and cohesion, run, slide, learn how to challenge gravity, how to fall, how to rise, and how to command your body. We will work with efficient pathways to move with speed without forgetting any part of our body. We will command our body with our voice. We will pass through the space with unlimited possibilities in curve transforming the environment of dance. We will be soft, wild and powerfully spontaneous.
The class will be a combination of principles from Flying Low originally created by David Zambrano and Leila’s further development.
Leila McMillan is an international choreographer, teacher and performer.
She trained extensively in commercial dance from a young age in Southern California, then went on to gain a BA in Contemporary Dance Theatre and MA in Performance from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London. Leila has worked with artists including David Zambrano, Crystal Pite, Thomas Lehmen, Wendy Houstoun, Vicky Amedume, Jasmina Krizaj & Nina Fajdiga. She curated This Way, That Way (2015) at Lilian Baylis, Sadler’s Wells as a part of Wild Card to a Sold Out audience. Her full length work Family Portrait (2015) has been presented throughout the UK at Lilian Baylis, Sadler’s Wells; Greenwich Dance and Dance4. She was Artist in Residence at Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (2017) creating a new work 3 fingers at arms Length, nominated for ‘Outstanding Choreography’ Hong Kong Dance Alliance Awards 2018.
Since receiving a place on David Zambrano’s 50 Days Flying Low and Passing Through (2010), Leila is now one of the internationally certified artists teaching this technique, and has led the development of this approach in the UK. She is a Lecturer at London Contemporary Dance School, teaches regularly at Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Trinity Laban, Rambert School of Contemporary Dance and has taught throughout Europe, Middle East, Asia, United States and South America. Leila co-managed and produced Zambrano's tour of Soul Project throughout 10 villages in Senegal 2010. From 2012 she has collaborated with Angolan visual artist Isaac Carlos as co-founders of Muxima, an Independent artisan cafe located in Bow, East London, producing regular art, music and performance events, awarded best coffee shop in East London by Grazia Magazine 2012, Time Out Love London Awards 2015 & 16.
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DUO OFFER: 1 MORNING YOGA (9:30-10:30am) + 1 PRO-DANCE TRAINING (11-12:30pm) for £13
We want to encourage dancers to make Yoga an integral part of their training! -----