Greek Dance and Movement Class
1 - 3pm
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Join us for an afternoon of dance and movement inspired by our current exhibition John Craxton: A Modern Odyssey.
Discover the lively spirit of Greek-inspired dance in this workshop, inspired by the captivating art of John Craxton. We’ll transport you to the heart of Greece with a blend of traditional Cretan folk dances and Pan Hellenic Greek moves that are often seen in tavernas.
Let the famous ‘Sirtaki’ dance from ‘Zorba the Greek’ come to life in your footsteps. This iconic dance was made famous by Anthony Quinn, who played Zorba, and his buttoned-up intellectual friend, portrayed by Alan Bates in the film.
Our expert tutor, Jack from the Figoura Dance School in London, will lead us in the dance, guiding us in a circle formation, just like they do in Greece. Whether you’re new to dancing or have some experience, you’ll find the workshop both exciting and engaging.
Your ticket includes a two-hour dance class, access to Gallery, where you can explore John Craxton: A Modern Odyssey, and enjoy our self-service tea and coffee station. We’ll also treat you to a selection of delectable Greek sweet treats.
Most of this workshop will take place standing up and moving around. If you have any concerns or access needs, please contact Adult Learning Co-ordinator Molly on email@example.com to discuss.
Tutor bio - Jack Iacovou
A highly enthusiastic and passionate performer, dancer and instructor, with over 30 years of dancing experience and a huge repertoire of dances in both modern and Greek folk dancing.
Jack has been Greek dancing from the age of 8 and has built up a wealth of knowledge in the area of Greek folk dance over the years. Jack was born and raised in London by Greek Cypriot parents and was introduced to Greek dancing at an early age in an attempt to keep him close to his culture and roots whilst living in the UK.
Trained to performance level, Jack has maintained his continued interest through years of teaching and has performed both nationally and internationally representing Greece and Cyprus at various festivals and events as well as performances on mainstream television shows in both the UK and Greece.
Jack established the Figoura School of Greek dance in 2013 where he spends most of his teaching time and is also the founder of the Greek Folk Dance Festival. He frequently visits Greece to see other performing groups and regularly takes part in dance seminars both in the UK and abroad.
The Figoura School of Greek Dance
The Figoura – School of Greek Dance was established in 2013 by its founder Jack Iacovou and runs independent dance classes that are based in London. Figoura began as a result of a passion driven dream with the aim of teaching Greek dancing to anyone with an interest, and more importantly making it easily accessible through both class based and online instruction.
Figoura specialises in Greek folk dancing from regions all across Greece, and include Cyprus and other areas where Greeks once lived, e.g. Asia Minor and North Thrace whose traditions are preserved and still continue today.
Figoura prides itself on its techniques and approach to teaching, its extensive knowledge of Greek dance and its unique way of introducing traditional dances in a modern way.