April 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Open Source Arts
Aire Place Mills, Kirkstall Rd, Leeds LS3 1JL

Dive more deeply into the development of Dance Open Training with another Pro-Class with João Maio.


João’s class is designed to provide a pleasurable journey to the movers, whilst deepening their connection with their individual dancing bodies and space. We will begin to do so by finding mobility and softness in the body through evolving floor-work sequences, progressing to standing work where we will be re-visiting and solidifying those same qualities, alongside grounding and travelling through space.

João Maio is a dancer, performer and choreographer.

Born in Portugal, João trained at Balleteatro Professional School, Porto, Portugal before enrolling onto the BA Contemporary Dance at NSCD where he graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in 2015.

Whilst training at NSCD, João was invited to work with Carlos Pons Guerra’s DeNada Dance Theatre, playing the soloist role of the Virgin Mary in ‘O Maria’. After graduating, he worked with Rosie Kay Dance Company in several projects, including the UK Tour of ‘MK Ultra’ in 2017.

Ticketing: you pay £4 on the day or you can pay for a block of 3 classes for a reduced rate of £10 – pay by cash or card at OSA.

For context and a recap: In December we ran our first Dance Design Brunch & Dinner. We listened to lots of dancers in Leeds and you can see that feedback on our Dance Open Training Group.

See the full programme of events and complementary activities on our website www.opensourcearts.co.uk/dance

We listened to your feedback and are embarking on a process of experimenting to find what might really work to complement the professional dance training offer already available in Leeds. We have hosted a variety of sessions in different formats, and are continually evolving the process. The next listening exercise is on 26th April 2019.

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