Horton Technique classes for beginners & improvers in London
Minimum age: 16 (Younger with exception, contact reception)
Tuesday: Horton Technique
- Level: Improver
- Time: 18:00-19:00
- Fee: £12
- START DATE: 3rd October
Saturday: Horton Technique
- Level: Beginner
- Time: 14:30 – 16:00
- Fee: £14
The class will be live-streamed from the studio if you wish to join online
Classes bookable HERE from one week ahead.
Noa Genazzano is the director and founder of Universe in Motion, created to invite personal and global shifts in awareness through movement, meditation, and performance art. Born in Barcelona, Spain, Noa was raised in New York City where she graduated as a Level I Scholarship Recipient from The Ailey School. During her time there she performed in Alvin Ailey’s Revelations for the Ailey Spirit Gala at the David H. Koch Theater and in Alvin Ailey’s Memoria with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in their 2016 City Center Season. After moving to Europe she trained intensively in Ohad Naharin’s Gaga Technique and also with members of Hofesh Shechter Company. She has performed new creations by Maxine Doyle (Punchdrunk) and Humanhood and has premiered her own original creations, U Are The Universe, and Eutierria in both New York and London.
Noa has studied the Horton technique intensively for over 10 years with world-renowned teachers such as Milton Myers, Adrienne Hurd, Elizabeth Roxas, and Ana Marie Forsythe, who co-authored the official book of Horton Technique. She is a resident teacher at Danceworks London and a guest lecturer at renowned educational institutions such as London Studio Centre, Institute of Contemporary Theatre and University of Winchester.
Horton Technique was developed by the American modern dancer and choreographer, Lester Horton. It was one of the primary modern dance techniques used in Alvin Ailey’s choreography on the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre.
Our Beginner class is an introduction to Lester Horton’s technique focused on building strength, dynamic movement quality and full body awareness. We work with a high energy introducing the exercises that make up the fundamentals of the technique and finish every class with a combination incorporating the elements learned in the class, inviting the dancers to challenge their technique while highlighting musicality and dynamics.
In our Improver class we will dive deeper into the technique and explore the signature codified studies called Fortifications and Preludes, created to strengthen and lengthen the body, and prepare dancers with the tools they need to be successful in their dance training.