Professional Ballet for Dancers With Varied Backgrounds
Throughout her dance career, Megumi has always started from a ballet core, but has been influenced by contemporary dance, pop, native dance styles, Gaga and improvisation.
Working within a traditional ballet structure, Megumi uses elements from different dance styles and also knowledge gained from injury and experience to explore new approaches to the use of the body on both a physical and mental level.
In traditional ballet practice, a dancer is often told to look at the mirror and learn the shape from the outside, Megumi focuses more on how energy flowing in the body merges into space.
It is also the study of finding how to use our bones correctly to allow the muscles to function effortlessly and efficiently, avoiding unnecessary fatigue and overuse.
This is a practical technical class, not just a theory lesson.
The ultimate goal of this study is to appreciate function as beauty. For example, Megumi starts from the principle that beauty happens when our legs and feet work articulately, instead of striving for an external image of beauty. She believes this is how an authentic feeling of freedom in movement is developed.