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August 18-27, 2017
$20-$30 per workshop or $40-$60 for full day workshops (sliding scale)**
$560-$850 for the full 10 days (sliding scale, including 3 days of food and housing)**

Workshops will primarily be offered in English. Please contact us if you require whisper translation to French.
Artists of all generations, cultural backgrounds and practices are encouraged to participate. Priority space is offered to people with marginalized identities
For more information or to register (limited space): info@studio303.ca

Josée Gagnon

Sept. 11 to 14, 2017 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Mon-Fri)
+ Friday, September 15th, 2017 – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
$75 (Emploi-Québec)

Open to artists of all disciplines / Bilingual teacher

A musical approach to deepen the musical vocabulary in creation and performance.

How do we nourish our musicality and listening ability? This workshop tries to answer this question by diving into resonance, movement and the breath.

Diego Pinon

Sep. 18 to 22, 2017 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Mon-Fri)
$85 (*Emploi-Québec)

Open to artists of all disciplines / In English.

Body Ritual Movement WORKSHOP invites exploration of our physical and ethereal qualities through accessing our authentic states of reality. We link our individuality with the collectiveness. As deep as we venture into this process to open and share our intimacy, the more powerful our energetic-dance offering to others becomes.

Keyon Gaskin by Robert Duncan Gray

Sep. 25 to 29, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Mon-Fri)
$75(*Emploi-Québec)

Open to artists of all disciplines / In English

“Between being invested in the unknown, ever interested in what happens when people gather in spaces, recognizing the limits of language and writing this a year before the workshop, I can not know or describe exactly what this experience will be.” keyon gaskin, Juin 2016

Leah Mcfly square

Oct. 2 to 6, 2017 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m (Mon-Fri)
75$ (*Emploi-Québec)

Open to artists of all disciplines / Bilingual teacher

With knowledge of many styles Leah can base the class off of the basics of hip hop by teaching you also the basics of just “Dance”. Then using those techniques to explore and connect other urban styles like; House, locking, popping, dancehall and styles listed below.

WAACKING – Focuses on nurturing the true essence of waacking by concentrating on …

Eroca Nicols

Oct 9 to 13, 2017 – 9:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m (Mon-Fri)
$75 (Emploi-Québec)

Open to artists of all disciplines/ In English.

I have recently I started studying Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) and I see many parallels to contact improvisation (CI). Like CI, in BJJ it is absolutely necessary to commit all my attention to the task at hand because of real physical risk. One of the aspects I love about BJJ and where I see a very real difference from CI, is the incredible clarity of boundaries.

Omer Yukseker

Oct. 16 to 20, 2017 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Mon-Fri)
$75

Open to professional dancers/ Bilingual teacher.

I am interested how we can sense movement akin to how we sense touch. I am interested in how different images, models and metaphors can guide and shape our experience. I am interested in expanding our ways of body knowing; in diving through the clumsy to emerge in grace. Last but not least, I am deeply interested in the pleasure and joy of dancing!

Kibazzi Photography

Oct. 23 to 27, 2017 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Mon-Fri)
$75 (Emploi-Québec)

Open to artists of all disciplines/ In English.

When we allow our bodies to go inside the music we can access our consciousness that will shape further decisions for our presence in posture. This workshop will involve exploring technical, complex, improvisational and physical movement vocabularies from African drum music to digital / experimental music and rhythms.

Katelyn Stiles

Oct. 30 to Nov. 3, 2017 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Mon-Fri)
$75 (emploi-québec)

Open to professional dancers. Axis Syllabus experience required / In English

Through walking, in short, landscapes are woven into life, and lives are woven into the landscape,in a process that is continuous and never-ending -Tilley, 1994

Every day we shift our weight from one foot to the other several thousand of times. Walking is one of the most elementary and most repeated coordinations, revealing almost all locomotive principles of complex human movement. In this workshop, we examine and re-discover walking as a multi-faceted daily practice and re-sensitize the feet as organs of touch and feelers into our environment.

Omer Yukseker

Oct. 30 to Nov. 3, 2017 – 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Mon-Fri)
$75 (Emploi-Québec)

Participants should have a teaching practice / Bilingual teachers.

Facilitated by Kelly Keenan and in dialogue with the invitees and the community The Movement Educators Forum aspires to demystify what the teacher in the studio next to you, or the week after you is doing; to exchange knowledge through practice and generate dialogue between practitioners.

Linda Rabin Web

Nov. 6 to 8 (Mon-Wed) + Nov. 10 (Fri) 2017 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
No class on Thursday, studio open
70$

Open to artists of all disciplines / Bilingual teacher

At the most intrinsic level of our organism, like the ocean, we undulate, pulsate, arc and spiral. We are movement, the movement of water on land. In this workshop, we will practice breaths and vocalized sounds, engage in non-patterned micro movements and larger gestures that stimulate the fluidity of our tissues and cells.

Chris Randle

Nov. 13 to 16 2017 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m (Mon-Thu)
$50 (Emploi-Québec)

Open to artists of all disciplines/ In English

The Dancers of Damelahamid will facilitate a movement-based workshop centred on the contemporary Coastal Indigenous dance form. In addition, participants will gain awareness of the dynamic and innovative qualities of current Indigenous dance practices.

Nov. 15 to 17 – 1:30 p.m to 5 p.m. (Wed-Fri)
Nov. 20 to 24 – 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Mon-Fri)
$210 (limited space, send your CV/bio)

Open to artists of all disciplines with a good physical condition/ Bilingual teacher.

The three afternoons will be dedicated to a meticulous and precise bodily preparation; a physical and mental training that will enable to establish the fundamentals of clown work for the following week. The full week proposes fundamental exercises in order to facilitate the different choices that exist within clowning.

Lili Bonin_Square

Nov. 27 to Dec. 1, 2017 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Mon-Fri)
$75 (Emploi-Québec)

Open to artists of all disciplines / Bilingual teacher

Hand-to-hand is the art of acrobatic partner lifts.
This discipline can be learned at any age and adapted to all body types.
Depending on the body-shape of the people practicing it, their weight, strength and flexibility, the possibilities vary and personal style emerges.

Florentina Holzinger

Dec. 4 to 8, 2017 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Mon-Fri)
$ 90 (Emploi-Québec)

People of ANY background and physical condition are welcome. In English.

In this class we will recruit warriors, assuming that this will result in better artistry.
We use the preparation a fighter undergoes to prepare for our artistic work. We start from a place of physical challenge, taking inspiration from martial arts and boxing training.

Dec. 11 to 15, 2017 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Mon-Fri)
$150 (Emploi-Québec)

Open to artists of all disciplines / In English.

Movement Culture Workshop explores spatial activation, an eclectic movement vocabulary, set and improvised material within a continuous movement field. Philosophically intercultural and interdisciplinary in direction, the workshop is practitioner centric and emphasizes artistic processes to examine the individual, communal and ceremonial body in performance.

Jan. 8 to 12, 2018 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Mon-Fri)
$75 (*Emploi Québec)

Open to artists of all disciplines / Bilingual teacher

This class is informed by my encounters with Fighting Monkey, a practice co-developed by Linda Kapetanea and Jozef Frucek that aims to nourish and restore movement patterns and mobility.

Andrew Harwood

Jan. 15 au 19, 2018 – 9:30 a.m. à 12:30 p.m. (Mon-Fri)
$100 (Emploi-Québec)

Open to choreographers, professionals dancers and improvisation advanced students / Bilingual teacher

Improvisational dance is a demanding form of instantaneous composition. Moreover, it is a highly sophisticated idiom that necessitates a training of body, mind and creative spirit. Through a sustained awareness, a tuning of our senses and a nurturing of subtle inner perception into external action, we will observe and awaken our curiosity/imagination for real-time composition.

Jillian Willcott

Jan. 22 to 26, 2018 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Mon-Fri)
$90

Open to artists of all disciplines/ Bilingual teacher

Having received her certification in Open Source Forms (OSF) in 2010, Susanna offers this method as the main container for an exploration into the moving, sounding, creative self. As an ‘ open source ’ system, OSF is focused on creative empowerment of the individual and guided by the philosophy that the source of creativity and wisdom is available in each of us.

Lauree Wise

Jan. 29 to Feb. 2, 2018 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Mon-Fri)
$75 (Emploi-Québec)

Open to artists of all disciplines / In English.

Our capacity to perceive our own movement evolved before any of the other outer senses’, and is thus fundamental to our survival and creative expression. Subtle sensory organs of the vestibular system in the inner ear, and proprioceptors throughout the body, continually attend to where we are, how we are moving, balancing, and relating in gravity and space.

Frédéric Chais

Feb. 5 to 9, 2018 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Mon-Fri)
$75 (Emploi-Québec)

Open to artists of all disciplines/ Bilingual teacher.

Contortion is a corporeal technique, which in a constant dialogue with one’s own body, is looking for openness rather than wanting to bend. Never pushing the boundaries, we learn to collaborate with them in a total respect of the body – your tool, your partner.

Feb. 12 to 16, 2018 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Mon-Fri)
$75(Emploi-Québec)

Open to artists of all disciplines / In English

Research and play, dancing together, in collaboration. Shared experimental practice in the blessings and crises of social relationships. Through a range of activities we’ll negotiate fake and real healing, touching and not touching, intentional shifts in embodiment and perspective, post/contact, unity-in-difference, and objects as mediums of exchange and identity.

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Feb. 19 to 23, 2018 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Mon-Fri)
$75 (*Emploi-Québec)

Open to artists of all disciplines / Bilingual teacher

“Wowowowowowowow! Amazing! Super inspiring. Generous group” – Dana Michel, 2011

Inside these workshops I experiment with and question presence, focus, and availability through exercises and improvisations, both free and directed. What do we escape? What do we transcend? “To be” vs “ To seem,” The object/subject”.

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Feb. 26 to Mar. 2, 2018 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Mon-Fri)
$75 (*Emploi-Québec)

Open to artists of all disciplines / Bilingual teacher.

Sylvie Tourangeau’s pedagogy comes from many practices of presence, and favors using the performative state of presence as a driving force for creation. Through a gradual learning process of practical exercises, presentations, dynamic feedback, constructive comments, and individual coaching, participants will experiment with their awareness of the present, states of mind, and authentic presence to channel the gestures and structures of performative actions.

CatherineChagnon

Mar. 5 to 9, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Mon-Fri)
$65 (Emploi-Québec)

Open to artists of all disciplines/ In English

The workshop will be presented as a series of kinetic explorations combining skills and practices of rolling, releasing, giving and supporting weight. Drawn from various systems that aim to establish connections that develop a freedom and efficiency of movement and simultaneously awaken the senses and strengthen the nervous system.

Celine Babin

March 12 to 16, 2018 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Mon-Fri)
$100

Open to artists of all disciplines/ Bilingual teacher.

This approach to Authentic Movement is based on the work and vision of Zoe Avstreih, which provides a freeing method and an access to memories engraved on the body tissues themselves. This stimulates an intrinsic creativity, and a capacity of being oneself beyond conventions or social conditioning, providing agency to our experience, and favouring a focussed presence richly empathic to oneself and the other.

Rene Bazinet

Mar. 19 to 30, 2018 – 9:30 a.m. to 13:30 p.m. (Mon-Fri)
$180

Open to artists of all disciplines / Bilingual teacher

«I loved this workshop. René is very nice and knows this medium very well. It’s exciting when he makes comments on everyone’s attempts».

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Apr. 2 to 6, 2018 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Mon-Fri)
$75 (Emploi-Quebec)

Open to artists of all disciplines / In English

In this workshop facets of nakedness on stage will be explored. We search for movement that can emerge only with and through the naked body – what dynamics lie in weight, in flesh, in fat, in skin and sweat? We work on my fatdance technique, we let our flesh fly and give the body a voice.

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April 9 to 13, 2018 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Mon-Fri)
$80

Open to artists of all disciplines / Bilingual teacher

The Skinner Releasing Technique (SRT) is an inclusive dance technique designed for professional dancers, actors, and musicians as well as for people with little or no formal dance training. It is a practice for all those with an interest in engaging in the dynamic dialogue between imagination and movement.

Amar Puri

Apr. 16 to 20, 2018 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
$75 (Emploi-Québec)

Open to artists of all disciplines / In English.

The workshop is open to artists of all disciplines, professional dancers and choreographers who would like to expand their technique in vocal work, practice risky dance improvisation, and learn embodied research tools that expand the boundaries of dance theory!

Alex Gilbert

Apr. 23 to 27, 2018 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Mon-Fri)
$100

Open to artists of all disciplines / Bilingual teachers

This technique class includes a mix of several influences converging into a strong and precise dance. A mix of concepts from breaking, popping and perhaps contemporary dance, will be the foundation of each exercise.

Alejandro Santiago

Apr. 30 to Mai. 4, 2018 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m (Mon-Fri)
$75 (Emploi-Québec)

No formal dance training is necessary, a personal physical practice is required / In English.

Christopher House leads a playful workshop inspired by his ten years of engagement with the dance of post-modern visionary Deborah Hay. Participants will experience a series of encounters with Hay’s tools – offered in the form of questions – for enhancing the performer’s agency in the present moment.

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May 7 to 11, 2018 • 10 a.m. to 21 p.m. (Mon-Fri)
$140 (Emploi-Québec)

Open to professional dancers / In English

“Yumiko is an exceptional teacher, devoted, attentive and listening and always present.” Anonymous

The main focus of this workshop is a conscious research of our body/mind/soul unification, so we can deeply enjoy the intrinsic process of metamorphosis through the spirit of dance.

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May 7 to 11, 2018 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Mon-Fri)
$75 (Emploi-Quebec)
@ Agora de la Danse, 1435, rue De Bleury,
Open to artists of all disciplines with knowledge in lighting design / Bilingual teachers

This workshop is for artists interested in the creative process used by CHA collective [Paul Chambers + David-Alexandre Chabot] to create interdisciplinary works. This workshop provides participants with a forum for exploration and for study of process and principles of design in the performing arts.

Sarah Bild

May 14 to 18, 2018 – 9:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m (Mon-Fri)
$75 (Emploi-Québec)

Open to artists of all disciplines / Bilingual teacher.

How do we convey an eternal present, a constant state, as opposed to movement through time, movement forward into becoming?
Through personal exploration in improvisation we will explore different qualities of presence and our own relationship with time: how it feels from the inside and how it is read from the outside.

Gadi Dagon

May 21 to 25, 2018 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Mon-Fri)
$120

Open to professional dancers / Bilingual teacher.

Gaga is the movement language developed by the Artistic Director of the Batsheva Dance Company, Ohad Naharin, and is part of the company’s daily training regime. Each day the workshop will begin with a Gaga/dancers class. This class is open to professional dancers or advanced dance students ages 16+.

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Mai 28 to Jun. 1, 2018 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Mon-Fri)
$75 (*Emploi-Québec)

Open to all professional performers, pedagogues as well as to advanced Tango dancers / In English

“Brigitta is a wonderful and insightful teacher, with a radical approach to tango” Miriam Ginestier

Practicing Perception – mindful interactions for an intimate dance
Where do we most deeply meet one another? Co-creation explored through Body Mind Centering and Tango – a partnering dance with revolutionary potential.

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.

Tristan Sherrif

Jun. 18 to 22, 2018 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Mon-Fri)
$90

Open to artists of all disciplines / In English.

Butoh (or dance of darkness) is one of the major developments of contemporary dance. It has revolutionized the way people view what dance is or can be. Originating in 1960s Japan, founded by Hijikata Tatsumi, it has created new forms of dance movement and expression.