Online Masterclass with Nafisah Baba
Where: Online from Danceworks Studio 10
When: 6th March 2021
Time: 10:30 -12:00 GMT
Contemporary with Nafisah Baba
Nafisah is a classically trained contemporary dancer, starting dance at the Pamela Howard School of Dance before later joining the West London School of Dance. She graduated from Tring Park School for the Performing Arts in 2015, and joined Chrysalis London, where her love for contemporary dance grew. During this time, she also gained a BA Honours degree in Professional Practice at Middlesex University.
In 2017 Nafisah won BBC Young Dancer and since then, has gone on to work with various dance companies and choreographers, as well as performing in the UK, Europe and Asia. Prior to lockdown Nafisah was performing in Kate Prince’s ‘Message in a Bottle’ with Zoonation and recently she has featured in Sadler’s Wells Global Gala, Beyonce’s new movie ‘Black is King’, Ellie Goulding’s first virtual livestreamed performance, ‘The Brightest Blue Experience’, and was part of ‘Our Bodies Back’ in collaboration with Sadler’s Wells, Jonzi D and Jessica Care Moore.
From classical ballet to a range of contemporary dance techniques. In this class there will be a focus on the body moving and flowing in space, incorporating breath, technique, spinal articulation and floorwork.
After a short warm up we will start on the floor, loosening the joints and setting a foundation for a class that will strengthen the body as well as allowing space and expansion from within. There will also be a focus on moving beyond your extremities.
This class is suitable for anyone interested in contemporary dance, and for all levels. Beginners are more than welcome. Please come to the class warm! Any questions or feedback after the masterclass will be welcome and appreciated.