Jan 9-13 | Rustlin’ Vessels with Lucy May (MTL)


lucymay_29102016_0193-photomichael-slobodianphoto by Michael Slobodian

Rustlin’ Vessels with Lucy May (MTL)

January 9-13, 2017

Dancemakers Centre for Creation, Studio 313.
Costs: $75/week or $15 to drop-in
Discount opportunity: $70 for whole week with pre-registration by emailing tolove.in@gmail.com.

*Our prices include HST.

This workshop is OPEN for MOVERS with a physical practice!

Rustlin’ Vessels

This class will provide space for wriggling, creeping, shaking, and shifting your juices and pieces. Together, we’ll follow our fingers and toes, practice transfigurations, get lost in sensation and heavy sounds, repeat gestures, deep-listen to objects and spaces, and embody bits of history and anthropology. I’ll propose games, frames, and wormholes that draw on the language of somatics, science, dance, and folklore, and that relay from our commonwealth of contemporary performance practices. We’ll behave and misbehave, touch the familiar and the unknown, and bump our way through big ideas. Be it resolved that dancing is a way of thinking in the world.

Rustlin’ Vessels is the brain-body child of Paige Culley and Lucy M. May: a way of working and also a dancer’s lifestyle ‘zine.

Lucy M. May was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick. She completed her dance training at LADMMI in Montréal, and CODARTS | Rotterdam Dance Academy. Between 2009 and 2016, Lucy was a member of Compagnie Marie Chouinard, creating roles for group works, the multimedia duet Corps Célestes, and the solo FOXP2. As an independent dancer, she worked with Sasha Kleinplatz, Jérôme Meyer and Isabelle Chaffaud, Lesandra Dodson, Melissa Raymond, Lucie Gregoire, Nadi Malengraux, and Georgia Rondos. In her own work — on stage, on paper, on video, the internet, or in unusual places — she has returned again and again to porousness, spontaneity, interdependence, sincerity, and biology. Her collaborators include Paige Culley, Patrick Conan, Noémie Avidar, Erin Fortier, Lucy Karen May, Eduardo Menz, and Jacinte Armstrong. Recent creations include Vivarium (2014) and Aika (2014). Lucy writes for The Dance Current, is an affiliate of Margie Gillis’ Legacy Project, and has taught across North America and Europe. She is a member of RQD, DTRC, and UDA.

Thank you to Dancemakers for supporting for this workshop.