Body Word Bank Workshop with Lesandra Dodson

November 10, 2017

TO LOVE-In and Moonhorse Dance Theatre


Body Word Bank Workshop with Lesandra Dodson

Fri, Nov 10, 10am - 12noon @ Dovercourt House, 2nd floor. 805 Dovercourt House.

$17/class or $30 with Heidi Latsky workshop on Monday Nov 1st, 2017.

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Pre-registration is encouraged!


Lesandra Dodson will teach a workshop entitled Body Word Bank, which will provide physical exploration through a series of movement exercises, text, improvisation and creative movement development. It will start with a technical series of short simplistic exercises that are designed to focus on specific body articulation – with a goal of creating responsive, energizing movement reaction, and alignment awareness. These exercises will also focus the participant on detailed movement dynamics and rhythm changes. The second part of the workshop is designed to explore choreographic creation and movement invention. It will investigate different ways to use text to build and create movement sequences. There will be focus on breath, sound, and the effect it has upon movement invention.

About Lesandra:

Choreographer Lesandra Dodson, currently living in Fredericton and originally from Vancouver, began her formative training in Dance Studies at Simon Fraser University. In 1990, after graduating from the Professional Program of the School of Contemporary Dancers in Winnipeg, she danced with Le Groupe Dance Lab in Ottawa. In 2000, she moved to Toronto to work independently as a choreographer. Over the next few years she participated numerous times as a choreographer at Le Groupe Dance Lab in Ottawa under Artistic Director, Peter Boneham- an experience integral to her choreographic education. Lesandra has performed and created in Asia, Europe, Mexico, the United States and Canada.

Over the years, Lesandra's interest in choreography and the marriage of different artistic mediums has generated several multidisciplinary and video/film productions including works for Bravo! the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Global TV and Pix Chix Productions. Other live performances include Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers Profile Performance Series as well as their 35th Anniversary Festival and New Creation Series, Le Groupe Dance Lab, Canada Dance Festival and Toronto’s DanceWorks series



15 world-class dance artists, 2 duets, 3 solos and a community work all in one performance!

Friday November 10 at 8pm

Saturday November 11 at 2pm and 8pm

Harbourfront Centre Theatre231 Queens Quay West, Toronto