May 16-20 | Open Source Forums with Bee Pallomina (TO)
Dancemakers Centre for Creation, 10am-12pm
$50/week or $12 to drop-in, email firstname.lastname@example.org to pre-register
Please note our prices include HST.
Open Source Forms
In this workshop we will use Open Source Forms (OSF) as a framework and a guide. Founded in 2009 by Stephanie Skura as an ‘open-source’ system, OSF combines some of the intrinsic ideas and spirit of Skinner Releasing Technique with the evolving practices of its teachers. The classes move through permutations of four overlapping modes: hands-on partner studies, movement studies with awareness, releasing checklists, and moving with images in a deep state. Music is carefully chosen to support the material of each class. The classes guide participants through different states of consciousness and multiple ways of moving in order to facilitate a more dynamic alignment, a releasing of unnecessary holding in the body, a state of deep and receptive awareness, and an expansion of dynamic range. OSF is great for anyone in a creative process, people working with or recovering from injury, or those interested in exploring movement and image in an improvisational setting. It blends somatics with dancing in a way that can leave one feeling stronger, more energized, and open to new possibilities.
Bee Pallomina is dance artist, performer, collaborator and creator, currently making work for stage, installation and film/video. Born and raised in Toronto, she has worked with numerous independent choreographers, and several dance companies including Dancemakers and Dancetheatre David Earle. Pallomina has appeared in several short dance films by filmmakers Magali Charrier, Michael Downing, and John Oswald, and co-created two films with photographer/videographer John Lauener. Current long-term collaborative relationships include performance and creation with Public Recordings (since 2005), Saskatchewan dance-artist Johanna Bundon (since 2007), Toronto dance-artist Lucy Rupert (since 2008) and performative-installation and video with multi-media artist Lee Henderson (since 2009). She also has an active teaching practice, and is certified to teach Moksha Yoga and Open Source Forms. Pallomina holds an MFA in contemporary choreography from York University.