May 1-5 | route work with Heidi Strauss (TO)
May 1-5, 2017
Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Rd. Toronto
ABOUT route work:
A practical time to stretch the inner structure and outer surfaces of the body, to listen to sensation, to follow a direction as far as it can be taken, to flip intent/change approach, and to trust the body in action. We will look for efficient routes, considering effort and articulation, when to hold on and when/what to let go. We will see if this makes a difference, and if that difference is important to us. Together and alone we will play with response, duration and direction. We will figure it out by doing it. And by doing it, get closer to understanding what we want from it.
Dancer/choreographer Heidi Strauss is also the artistic director of adelheid. adelheid’s work looks at human interaction and connection, with a specific interest in the situation of performance and how we consider each other (audience & performer) within that construct. She was dance artist in residence at the Factory Theatre (2008-2012) and a resident artist at the Theatre Centre (2013-16). Her award-winning work has toured nationally. Heidi has choreographed for Toronto Dance Theatre, The Frankfurt Opera, The Canadian Opera Company, Volcano theatre and the Stratford Festival. She has given workshops across Canada, and in the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy and Singapore. In 2012 she received the KM Hunter Award for Dance. www.adelheid.ca
This workshop is for Professional Dancers.