Monica Muñoz studied dance at the Folkwang University in Germany and completed her MA in Contemporary Dance Education at the Frankfurt University of Performing Arts. She has performed extensively across the globe for over 20 years with many companies and as a freelance dancer; she was a long standing member of the Tanztheater Freiburg and was voted best dancer from the magazine TanzInternational. In Ireland Mónica has collaborated frequently with CoisCéim Dance Theatre. She teaches contemporary dance in community and education settings (Dance Ireland, Dance Theatre of Ireland, BA in Contemporary Dance University Limerick, CoisCéim Dance Theatre, Creative Schools Programme Arts Council).
Q&A with Monica:
Describe your style in 3 words…
Energetic! Dynamic Approachable
What can people expect when they come to your class at CoisCéim?
On this course we learn the basic elements of contemporary dance. This class will introduce participants to short phrases, travelling sequences and floor work. Key elements for the class: Use of weight, fusion of fluidity and groundedness and developing phrases full of dynamic expression with precision and playfulness. Soulful music motivates, inspires and supports the entire class. We work on a choreographed sequence over several weeks, so that the body can get used to and befriend the movements involved and then…. we dance with all our heart and soul!
Why do you think dancing and taking class is important?
Dancing can bring lots of joy into people’s lives, it is a great way to keep fit and also develop your physical skills in an expressive, creative, organic and fantastic way… It is never too late to start dancing, and my classes provide a good introduction into contemporary dance, energising and fun, good for body and mind. I guarantee that participants will:
- Improve their posture
- Gain strength and stamina
- Develop their coordination
What level of dance experience should people have to attend your class?
This class is open to adults of all ages who wish to learn the core principles of contemporary dance technique. Complete beginners are very welcome to attend.