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practice lab


Join us in Practice Lab! The Toronto Dance Community Love-In is offering weekly opportunities to develop and share practice with others, and to experiment our wildest ideas with curiosity and care!

All Practice Labs are offered online via Zoom. Practice Lab can be attended on a drop-in basis with a PWYC sliding scale starting with our free accessible ticket. Registration will open three weeks prior to each lab.

bee pallomina | May 31 – June 6, 2021
This past year, I have been thinking a lot about the arts as a healing practice. In this lab we’ll dance and draw and write and rest and tidy and untidy… articulating questions, discovering new pathways and potentials.

Registration for Bee Pallomina is now open!
Monday May 31st, 10am - 11:30am EDT
Wednesday June 2nd, 10am - 11:30am EDT
Friday June 4th, 6pm - 7:30pm EDT
Sunday June 6th, 1pm - 2:30pm EDT

Accessibility: Auto-Captioning and Live Transcript by Zoom
Our Community Access Program (CAP) invites participants to access our programs with any support they need. We are committed to making events and workshops available to everyone. If you experience barriers to accessing any of our events, please contact us as soon as possible by sending an email to: info@tolovein.com. Please note that any arrangements are subject to availability.

ABOUT THE PRACTICE

You don’t need to come to all the sessions. If you can come to just one or a couple, then great! Do what you can, what you able and what feels supportive for you in this time.

I am interested in the healing aspects of art making!
This work is inspired by my recent studies in intermodal Expressive Arts Therapy and will include elements of my ongoing work in dance and somatics.

Some things we might do:
Somatic meditations
Constructive rest
Work with images
Work with states
Plant healing
Self-massage
Dance parties
Drawing/artmaking
Writing with and without prompts

Some things that would be supportive to the practice:
Somewhere to sit or lie down quietly
Some space to move
Art materials (a pen/pencil and paper work great, if you have other stuff you want to use it is welcome)
Earbuds or a decent sound system and internet connection
Comfy clothes that are easy to move in

All who are interested are welcome.


Image Description: Four square portraits of the Practice Lab artists are centred in the image, forming a larger square. There is a medium purple background. Text reads: practice lab, March 8 – June 6, 2021

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Bee lives and works in Toronto/Tkaronto and is grateful to this land and the keepers of this land including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples. She is also grateful to the many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Metis people who now call Toronto home. Bee’s ancestors hail on her mother’s side from the island of Leyte, Philippines and her father’s side is Jewish adopted Scottish and English/French. As a diasporic person of multiple lineages, Bee’s work often explores themes of relationship, identity and belonging. Her art practice is centered on care and interconnection. She is inspired by and has a deep reverence for our planet Earth. Pallomina has performed with many independent choreographers and several dance companies. Bee has been involved in collaborative work, co-creating and performing with fellow collaborators. Current long-term collaborative relationships include performance and creation with Public Recordings and Saskatchewan dance-artist Johanna Bundon. Pallomina also has an active teaching practice, and is certified to teach Modo, Yin and Restorative Yoga and Open Source Forms. She holds an MFA in contemporary choreography from York University. Her thesis explored somatics, improvisation and collaboration as alternate forms of creation. Bee is proud mom to Leo Levine born in 2015. Since that time she has working on creative projects with Amanda Acorn, David Earle, Ame Henderson and Robert Kingsbury.

PAST PRACTICE LAB ARTISTS

Roberto Soria, Vanessa Jane Kimmons (vjk), Camille Djokoto, Mary-Dora Block-Hansen, Julia Male, Stephen Jackman-Torkoff, Devanshi Mishra, Kaelin Isserlin, Irma Villafuerte, Jennifer Laiwint, and Majero Bouman