Nans Bortuzzo

Nans Bortuzzo

Jun. 11 to 15, 2018 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Mon-Fri)
$75 (Emploi-Québec)

Open to professional contemporary dancers and other artists with movement experience / In English.

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 propose games, frames, and wormholes (shortcut through spacetime) drawing on the language of somatics, science, dance, and folklore, relaying 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.

Lucy M. May is a contemporary dance artist, teacher, and writer for The Dance Current based in Montréal. She is attracted to the porousness of collaboration and the margins of dancing. Currently, Lucy is developing performances that ask how geo- and bio-social environments thread their way through human movement (Vivarium, Esemplastic Landing). Between 2009 and 2016, Lucy was a member of Compagnie Marie Chouinard. As an independent dancer she has worked with Margie Gillis, Alejandro De Leon, Sasha Kleinplatz, Melissa Raymond, and choreographers based in her natal province of New Brunswick. The workshops Lucy teaches are alive to folk wisdom, anchored in participants’ own physiology, and play with the foundations of professional dance training and knowledge. Lucy imagines her moving body as a meeting place, where theories and conversations find confluence with what is local, sensual, or tactile. She has taught across Canada, in France, and in the United States.

All workshops are for professional performing artists. Some require advanced dance training.

Registration – Please contact (514) 393-3771 or at A non-refundable deposit of $20 is required to reserve your spot.

Payments – By check, cash, Paypal or credit card on the phone or in person (1$ to 2$ fee)

Reimbursement policy– No reimbursement possible without a good reason (ex: sickness or injury).

Studio’s accessibility – Consult this page for detailed information.