Professional Class/Workshop
Professional Class/Workshop

Weekly Professional Class with Sara Hernandez

Presented by
Dance Cork Firkin Crane

04/05/2023 - 11/05/2023

11:00 am

Mirror Room


Photo credit: Courtesy of Sara Hernandez

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Firkin Crane Theatre, Cork: Weekly Professional Class with Sara Hernandez

Sara Hernandez will teach the weekly professional class for 2 weeks this May.

The session will begin with a warm-up to awaken the senses and bring awareness to the space and our bodies. We will explore different possibilities of moving organically, trusting our own movement intuition, releasing tension in the body to create muscle relaxation, spinal articulation and freedom of movement. Using the centre of gravity we will move through some floor phrases focusing on the release of the body weight and the use of the breath.

We will continue with dynamic choreographic sequences. We will be using different directions, energy to flow, weight, spirals, suspensions and balance as we move through the space. This class will also focus on guided exercises using the imagination, sensory awareness and visualisations to discover new ways of creating expressive movement.

Sara Hernandez is a Dance Artist based in Cork, she studied at the conservatory of dance “Institut del Teatre” in Barcelona and danced with Ballet Biarritz Junior and Cienfuegos Danza in Spain, and with Inma Pavon in Cork. Since 2016 Sara has been working with Helga Deasy Choreographer on the pieces, HelicaRiver FragmentsState of Flux and Cura.

Sara’s own choreographic work include: Samskaras presented at Cork Midsummer Festival 2017 and Skibbereen Dance Festival 2018; Im- I Am and True North, two pieces commissioned by The Cork Butter Museum in 2019 and 2021; Dancing in the Storm and Winter Seascape, works commissioned by Cork County Council, Macroom 2021; and Your Breath a piece created for Faoin Speir- In the Open programme, Cork 2022.

Sara has been teaching contemporary dance, both ballet and creative dance classes for children and adults since 2008 in various schools in Catalonia and Cork. She graduated in Hatha and Pregnancy Yoga.

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