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Wednesday, 16 January 2019 6:00 PM - Wednesday, 8 May 2019 7:00 PM EST

DESCRIPTION: Kathleen teaches contact improvisation through the lens of the Axis Syllabus. You will learn specific partnering techniques and as well as information on and an invitation to discover functional body mechanics that can increase ease and comfort in your body.
WHAT IS THE AXIS SYLLABUS? The Axis Syllabus, consolidated by Frey Faust, is a compendium or encyclopedia of information relevant to the training, preparation and performance of the moving human body anatomical attributes and ways of moving that are basically safe and energy conservative. By referring to physics, anatomy and relevant scientific data from various fields, The Axis Syllabus provides comparative data on flexibility, strength, alignment, injuries and movement practices. Teachers of the Axis Syllabus use these references to inform their movement choices to explore the what where and how of efficiency and safe risk-taking, common-sense applications of principles that apply to every-life activities as well, such as, climbing, horseback riding, house-cleaning, construction work, sports, dance, running, etc. For more info see: Those that want to be involved in the Axis Syllabus, form an international community through the ASIRN a dynamic and interactive forum of teachers, researchers and students.
LOCATION: 805 Dover court Road, third floor, Toronto
TIMES: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Class and then 7:00 to 8:30 - Practice (In a Dance Jam)
Drop-in Per Class - $12
Drop-in Per Jam - $12
Drop-in Class and Jam together - $17
Full Series (includes class and dance jam) - $190
Jan 16 - Fundamental - basic skills
Jan 23 - Fundamental - basic skills
Jan 30 - All levels - Hips in CI
Feb 6 - All levels - Functional Centre in CI
Feb 13 - All levels - knees in CI
Feb 20 - All levels - feet in CI
Feb 27 - All levels - Review functional CI body
March 6 - All levels - Surfing
March 13 - All levels - low table lifts #1
March 20 - All levels - low table lifts #2
March 27 - All levels - low table lifts #3
April 3- All levels - high table lifts #1
April 10- All levels - high table lifts #1
April 17 - All levels - Turning in CI
April 24 - All levels - Shoulder lifts in CI # 1
May 1- All levels - Shoulder lifts in CI # 1
May 8 - All levels - Review
TEACHER BIOGRAPHY: Kathleen danced with Canada's Ballet Jorgen, National Ballet of Canada & Tiroler Landestheater (Austria). Kathleen is a certified instructor of the Melt Method (Hand and Feet) and teaches Contact Dance Improvisation at George Brown Dance. She has choreographed over 40 dance works and been nominated for five DORA awards. Her film Lapinthrope, co-produced with Alec Kinnear won Gold Award at the Festival Der Nationen (Austria). Kathleen is also a recipient of a K. M. Hunter Choreographic Award. Kathleen is a published author (“The Healing Dance”, Charles C. Thomas). She has a Master’s in Expressive Arts Therapy. In January 2015 Kathleen became a candidate teacher of the Axis Syllabus. Recently Kathleen graduated as a Brian Advancement Coach (Pyramid of Potential Method). She is the director of REAson d’etre dance productions who produces both the Wednesday Dance Jam and the Contact Dance International Film Festival.

REAson d'etre dance productions

REAson d’etre dance productions believes in inspiring people through contact dance improvisation and dance/theatre. We create, produce and program dance works on stage and in film. We explore current themes in a manner that enables people to benefit from the enlivening and thought-provoking powers of expression through movement. We tell inter-generational stories that represent the current theme in the world. We strive for a high level of community engagement through classes, jams, and all-level performance opportunities. We believe that every “body” can dance, and we work to increase the accessibility of the dance arts in Canada. Alongside producing professional work, we encourage and support the every day person in becoming artists. REAson d’etre dance productions produces the Contact Dance International Film Festival. The festival was started in 2013 and runs every two years. The festival showcases films from Canada and around the world based on contact improvisation and affiliated forms, featuring both professional dancers/filmmakers as well as emerging filmmakers.

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