Workshops

IMAGINATION IN MOTION
Imagination in Motion is designed to deepen connections between the mind and body in order to give both experienced and novice movers new vantage points from which to view their practice. Participants will find themselves freed through a daring combination of textual, musical and visual exercises all building upon each other and intertwining as part of the dance. This workshop will draw upon existing skills while challenging abilities of each participant. An

enlightening opportunity for anyone with an adventurous spirit and desire to move.

 

EMOTION IN MOTION
There in a school of thought insisting there are 8 basic human emotions – everything else is a combination of these main eight emotions. Emotion in Motion explores these in a safe, supported environment in order to identify physical traits that will enhance emotional intelligence. Participants will embody and express emotional ideas that will be useful on the stage and in everyday life.

 

MINDFULLNESS IN MOTION
Muscle memory has nothing to do with muscles, and everything to do with facia. In this workshop, dancers will activate facial networks to examine the connections available under the skin through a progression of awareness of touch sensitivity. Discover connections within the body, and between one another to enhance physical awareness through space.

 

CONTACT IMPROVISATION i + ii
Contact Improvisation is one of the most intimate and dangerous forms of dance. It involves the deepest understanding of trust in self, and trust in others. The introductory workshop explores the basic fundamentals of touch, weight-share, and artistry. The advanced workshop includes navigating physical risk, artistic development, and lifts. Mark Kunji Ikeda is a collaborative teacher as part of Contact Improv Calgary.