Morning Class: Ballet with Christopher Furlong
- Mon 21 Jan 2019 - Fri 25 Jan 2019
- 10:00 - 11:30
- €5 DI Students/ €7 DI Members / €10 Non-members/ Member 10 Class Card €50
Class will follow the typical structure and principles of classical ballet. Beginning at the barre, bringing the focus inwards whilst also keeping a more global awareness, aligning the body, warming up the muscles and articulations preparing the body to move strongly, fluidly and harmoniously in the centre.
Centre work will place emphasis on the use of ports de bras and co-ordination and also on listening to and dancing the music in order to give more breath and dynamic to the movement. The intention is to offer a class that combines the possibility of learning and improving technique but also of having the opportunity to enjoy the act of dancing.
Irish born, Christopher began Ballroom and Latin dancing at the age of 7; successfully climbing the ranks and becoming an Irish Ballroom Champion. At 11, he started in Shockwaves Stage School where he trained in many other styles of dance such as Ballet, Tap, Commercial and Musical Theatre.
He attended the College of Dance, Monkstown for his Transition year and during that year he successfully auditioned for Central School of Ballet in London. Graduating in 2013 with a BA hons Degree in Professional Dance and Performance, he then studied an MA in Ballet and Peadogik in the Akademie des Tanzes, Mannheim with an apprenticeship at Staatsballett Karlsruhe under the direction of Birgit Keil.
Since graduating, Christopher has worked with many companies around Europe including English National Ballet and Ballett Vorpommern in Germany. He has also worked with many choreographers including Youri Vamos, Ludovic Ondinviela, Sabra Johnson, Robert Glumbeck, Vera Sanders, and David Blazequez.