I am teaching at TSV's Working Class:
May 27, 29 & 31; 10—11:30am
Scotiabank Dance Centre
We will be working on rolling, walking, running, falling and jumping with good physical function, while exploring our dynamic range of expression and how these relate to performance—with the usual fun music and jokes—check my dance bio for info on past teaching.
photo: Barnaby Killam
June 7 + 8; 8pm | 7646 Prince Albert St, Vancouver | $15
Join us (Deanna Peters, Molly McDermott, Elissa Hanson, Jennifer Hamman, Alexa Mardon, Areli Moran, Shannon Hargrove, Ahmed Khalil, 6 chairs, Deanna's record player and lp's from Deanna's collection) as we challenge (via irony, history, personal experience and instinct) your perception of dance (like, wtf is it?).
Every Tuesday this month, I present some new dance bits at the very informal BLOOM:
5:15pm (doors/bar at 4:30pm)
Mascall Dance: 1130 Jervis St
$10 includes wine!
5 minute bits by 5 choreographers
a wine-pairing w/ each bit
a stand-up comic...no joke!!!
Joined by a great group of performers...accompanied by my record player and LP's from my collection...see a different bit each week.
w/...in varying combinations...in varying forms:
Elissa Hanson, Molly McDermott, Dimples D., Deanna Peters, Areli Moran, Alexa Mardon, Nitzer Ebb, Shannon Hargrove, Marley Marl, Bruce Gilbert, Julia Barrett, Jenn Hamman
Please join me for a showing of my Solo Research Project, supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and the British Columbia Arts Council, with outside eye Helen Walkley:
Jan 18, 2013; 12pm @ Scotiabank Dance Centre
See what I have been up to: delving into somatic practice; researching impulses via improvisation; and connecting to more personal choreographic sources.
When I was young I spent the majority of my time dancing and playing sports—as much time in studios and gyms as in my family homes, especially if I count attending my parents and brothers activities too.
The above montage catalogues just some of the studios I have 'lived in' in recent years in Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto and Saskatoon...
I am a participant in The Dance Centre's CO:LAB where 3 directors, 6 choreographers, 6 composers, 6 dancers & 6 musicians get down in a 'collaborative laboratory'.
Check out an aural sample of what we got up to (upright bass: Adam Hill; guitar/pedals: Ron Samworth; listen for dancer: Elissa Hanson)
photo: Yvonne Chew
In my application for the Workshop, I stated my desire to create solely from internal sources, eschewing my usual process of working from external influences like music, visual art, literature and film. The result, so far, is a bare bones movement study.
scratchin' gravel… (click to see video) is what it was like for me making this solo. I have created solos on myself before, but this time is different.
After some much needed touching base w/ Sask...
I am 1 of 8 participants, 3 instructors involved in the workshop, production, performance and exhibition of VIVO's SLAB 6. We are interfacing the theremin's capabilities with audio/visual devices, electronics, lights and mechanics.
Check out the show May 18; 8pm or the exhibition May 19; 1—10pm @ VIVO Media Arts Centre.
From Sept—Jun, and beyond, I am a participant in Barbara Bourget's Solo Choreography Workshop, a part of The Dance Centre's Artist in Residence Program. We have a showing Jan 22, 2012; 2pm @ Scotiabank Dance Centre.
Please see videos to view some recent research and performance.
I am the 2011 recipient of Vancouver's Mayor's Arts Award for Emerging Dance, selected by Dance Honouree Barbara Bourget. I will use the award in the research and creation of a new solo.
The Training Society of Vancouver returns with another season of Working Class: professional contemporary dance classes. See their current site for current info.
photo: Ahmed Khalil
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