Chantraine School of Dance — Call to the Dance of Life

3 Jul

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Lilian Baylis Studio

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

 

A dance performance celebrating the Alain and Françoise Chantraine Dance of Expression, which was brought to England from France 40 years ago by Patricia Woodall, who now directs the Chantraine School of Dance in the UK.  This performance sheds light on the school's approach to dance, through a selection of choreographies by Françoise Chantraine from the repertoire of nearly 200 works which she has created, and also through creativity from the school’s pupils.

This showcase also illustrates the Chantraine method, which sees dance as an art for the whole person: the body, the mind and the spirit. The method links this with the lives of its performers through rhythm, interiority, technique, creativity and choreography – five aspects of both life and dance.

The Chantraine method is for all ages, welcoming children from the age of 4, with no upper-limit for adults and is suitable for both beginners and professionals. Respecting the main styles of dance, the method goes beyond style alone and places an emphasis on the harmony and development of the whole person.

Françoise Chantraine is gold medalist of the French Federation of Dance and Chevalier in the National Order of Merit for her contribution to the world of dance.

Lilian Baylis Studio

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R