MARGARET MORRIS MOVEMENT
Born in London in 1891, Margaret Morris developed a comprehensive modern dance and movement therapy system that continues to be taught and enjoyed around the world today.
With the recent development of dance fitness, the unique core qualities, ethos and sustainability of movement and enjoyment with the dancer at the centre of ‘dance’, Margaret Morris Movement is as important today as it was in 1910, the year it was created.
Margaret’s dance method, called Margaret Morris Movement or MMM, encompasses recreational, therapeutic, athletic and creative elements of dance and exercise for all ages. Watching and experiencing MMM you will see that it meets and supersedes today’s requirements in the world of recreational physical activity, performance and recreational rehabilitation. MMM is not just dance for the sake of dance, it is the culmination of a lifetime's work to create a dance and exercise system that encompasses the best qualities of dance, physical therapy and performance.
Margaret was world famous for her connection with the Arts and Performance Art; a fascinating women with an extraordinary history with her passion for health, vitality and life itself.
Rhythm and Colour is a recently published book by Richard Emerson who I was fortunate to meet at the annual MMM International Summer School in Chichester. the book is a fascinating insight to Margaret's involvement in the Arts movement of the early part of the 20th Century.
CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
I qualified as a teacher in 2016.. Having danced and studied MMM for 4 years prior to that.. I loved what it did for my body and my mind.. to be able to walk more freely with poise and purpose... people often said I looked taller.
As a Holistic Therapist I have been working with bodies for many years and use remedial exercise to strengthen and bring clients awareness to what their body's are doing. Margaret's method encompasses everything I have ever desired for the body.. not only the physical attributes but also of the self. It can be challenging at times to bring the coordination breath, balance and momentum together but this as we now know is marvelous for our brains and can keep us young!
I have danced with MMM'ers from the age of 2 year's to 96 year's all with differing ability.. it truly is an amazing thing she created for the whole of humanity to enjoy and gain from.
Health Play for Children...aimed at pre-school years but can be used in groups of those with varying and diverse ability. I have taught it with great success at a Montessori School and look forward to working more in this field, in nursery and preschools.
I have plans for more classes for adults...
Mum's who would like to discover their bodies again...
Runner's looking to strengthen their body's, bring balance and engaged their best breathing techniques possible to assist with suppleness strength and stamina.
I work with the Elderly and less abled by adapting MMM to a seated position, using timely music bringing fun and character to the movement.
I also combine MMM in the remedial side of my Therapy... and use it combined with Dance of Awareness.
If you go to the MMM website you will see up to date news and workshops and residential's not only in the UK but around the world.