MASTERCLASS || SASKATOON, SK, CANADA || June 18th, 2017
Led by Jessie Garon and Shannon Litzenberger with support from Jarrett Siddall
Drawing from core principles of physical improvisation and contemporary dance technique, we will explore how to work with uncertainty, encouraging ourselves to become overwhelmed, and discover playfulness, pleasure, effort and a sense of humor. Together we will make sensory connections, generate distinct movement qualities, cultivate empathetic response, and investigate elements of choreography and composition such as time, shape, and space.
Through guided physical exploration, structured improvisation and movement-based games and exercises, we will practice using the body as a sensitive, generative, intelligent and responsive instrument of communication, navigating through a constantly shifting environment. This practice will enhance our ability to be present, as well as to effectively embody emotion and intention.
*This workshop is open to participants with or without previous movement experience.
If your interested in participating please contact firstname.lastname@example.orgContact Us
WORKSHOP || EDMONTON, AB, CANADA || June 26th and 27th, 2017
Led by Jessie Garon and Jarrett Siddall
10:15am-11:15am (Studio available at 10am for warm up)
Working in Uncertainty led by Jessie Garon
This hour long class will focus on finding new possibilities, speed, and power through connection to instinct. Within a largely improvisational structure, we will layer movement ideas and encourage ourselves to become overwhelmed while looking for playfulness, pleasure, effort and a sense of humour. Together we will be available to all possibilities, question our assumptions about what is possible, and surprise ourselves. We will connect to the energy of the group and cultivate a sense of community. This practise will generate a body that is a sensitive, generative, intelligent and responsive instrument, able to navigate a constantly shifting creative environment.
11:45am-1:45pm (Studio available for cool down until 2pm)
Creation Workshop led by Jessie Garon and Jarrett Siddall
In the second portion of the workshop, participants will be guided through the creation of a solo over the course of two hours as a way to transfer knowledge about our creative process and way of working. Participants are welcome to work on an existing solo or create a new one. Drawing from key elements of composition such as time, shape, and space, participants will learn different ways of looking at work and how to manipulate small elements to become increasing specific. Participants will also learn some of Vazari’s distinct choreographic methods including creating movement from or alongside text. In addition, we will address dealing with mental blocks and looking for sources of inspiration. This portion of the workshop is drop in, however participants who do both days are encouraged to stick with the same solo to dive deeper into a decided path.
If your interested in participating click here! http://www.abdancealliance.ab.ca/FeatsFestival/Registration.aspxContact Us