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April 18-22 | Unbounded Body with Kelly Keenan (MTL)

ASTL_photo_andreadekeijzer_0154April 18- 22, 2016

Dancemakers Centre for Creation , 10am-12pm

$75/week or $15 to drop-in, email tolove.in@gmail.com to pre-register

Please note our prices include HST.

Ultimately, The Unbounded Body is a practice of mindful moving through dancing with others. In this workshop we will refer to renditions of human anatomy in books, models and videos to colour the perception of our bodies more vivid. We will consider ideas of what the body can do proposed by me, you and outside sources. Tuning into the interconnectivity and permeability of all of our parts to each other, as well as to the force of gravity, to objects and to others we will nudge at subtle triggers to access unbound dances with pleasurable finesse. Looped co-ordinations, choreographed phrases, somatic work, improvisation and partnering techniques will be offered as methods to precisely and playfully explore moving these ideas together.
Kelly Keenan is a Montreal based dance artist and teacher. Kelly’s dance teaching practice is influenced by her extensive anatomical perception and knowledge and continued investment to translate this to complicated movement co-ordinations such as dancing. Her classes are influenced by her extensive history teaching the Axis Syllabus (2006-2015) along with others, such as Steve Paxton’s Material for the Spine and Thomas Myer’s Anatomy Trains. Kelly teaches contemporary technique at Concordia University’s Dance Department and frequently leads professional level workshops in Montreal, further abroad in Canada and internationally. Kelly was co-director of the North American Nomadic College 2012-2015. She is the organizer of Montreal Movement Educator’s Forum and on the board of directors for Studio 303- dedicated to presenting and supporting dance and interdisciplinary performance in Montreal. Kelly has collaborated in dance-making projects with Kira Kirsch, Adam Kinner, Maria Kefirova, Katie Ward and has been seen in the works of k.g. Guttman, Catherine Lavoie-Marcus, Francesca Pedulla among others.

photo credit: Andrea de Keijzer