COACHING FOR COACHES
(COACHING THE CLASSICS BEYOND TECHNIQUE)
AN INTRODUCTION TO MAINA GIELGUD’S APPROACH TO COACHING THE CLASSICS.
THIS WORKSHOP IS INTENDED FOR PROFESSIONAL DANCERS TRANSITIONING TOWARDS CAREERS AS BALLET REPETITEURS/COACHES, AND TEACHERS COACHING CLASSICAL BALLET VARIATIONS FOR COMPETITIONS SUCH AS LAUSANNE AND YAGP. ALL INTERESTED ARE WELCOME.
“CLASS IS THE SEARCH FOR PERFECTION, REHEARSAL IS THE SEARCH FOR ILLUSION”
Maina’s well known “Steps Notes and Squeaks’ performed in London in the early 80s at the Open Space Theatre, the Royal Court, Ambassadors, and Old Vic was then the culmination of her fascination as a dancer, with the process of coaching. Since then, as Artistic Director, Stager, Master Teacher and Coach all over the world, she is committed to restoring classical ballet to its rightful place as a living and relevant art form, and believes that inspiring and relevant Coaching is vital to this end, and should be considered a distinct and separate skill from that of teaching technique class.
“It has long been in my mind that there are innumerable teaching courses, but none appear to exist relating specifically to coaching. To attempt to address this, in the framework of Emma Northmore’s Ballet Boost, this afternoon will be a pilot to test the possibilities of studying and discussing specific areas which can enhance the coach's ability to bring out the best artistic result in the (often limited) time available".
*'Coaching the coaches' will take place at Pineapple studios, on the afternoon of Friday 1st September. Please check Emma Northmore's Ballet Boost website www.balletboost.com for details of participation, time and address.
** Kevin O'Hare has kindly given permission for a Anna Rose O'Sullivan and Teo Dubreuil from the Royal Ballet to be coached by Maina in a classical variation.
*** Maina Gielgud's website for biography etc: www.mainagielgud.com