Horton Technique class for beginners with Noa Genazzano – Horton 1 classes in London
Noa Genazzano is a London based dancer and choreographer. Previously residing in New York for 12 years, she graduated as a Level I Scholarship Recipient from The Ailey School where she also participated in the White House Tribute to Judith Jamison in Washington D.C. In the following years 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 City Center Season.
Since relocating to Europe, she has worked with a variety of esteemed choreographers, performing in “Bric a Brac Baby” a new creation by Maxine Doyle (Punchdrunk) at DOCK 11 in Berlin as well as working for Vinicius Salles (Punchdrunk, Jasmin Vardimon), performing his work GLITCh at the Devonshire Digital Weekender in Eastbourne and at the Croydonites Festival in London. In addition, she performed in Humanhood’s Universe, at the Lilian Baylis Theatre in London as a part of Sadler’s Wells Wild Card Series. Most recently she premiered her original creation, U Are The Universe, at Triskelion Arts in Brooklyn, New York.
Noa has been studying 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 began teaching Horton at The Ailey School for the Junior Division Program.
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.
This 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 touching on studies called Fortifications, that lengthen and strengthen different areas of the body as well as exercises that include flat backs, lateral stretches, leg swings, deep lunges, and T positions. These are structured into longer combinations, that can incorporate turns and jumps, to challenge the dancers technique while highlighting musicality and dynamics.