THURSDAY 5:45 P.M. – 7:15 P.M.
Winter: January 9 to April 9, 2020 (14 classes)
$ 15 drop in (cash only) or $ 180 for the full session or $ 90 for a 7-class card used anytime during the session (cash, check or transfer)
All levels and backgrounds in dancing and writing are welcome.
Bilingual teacher. Students are invited to write in any language.
CONTENT // In this class we will improvise through movement, writing, and touch to explore relations between dancing, language, and sensation. We will look at how language or touch can shape a dance, or, how dances can inspire text or induce sensation. We will practice compositional techniques in dancing and creative writing, as well as improvisational scores that generate links between the body, textures, sounds, the environment, and text. We will work on translation from touch to movement and movement to words, enjoying poetic resonance and faking it until we make it. We will sweat, contemplate, and trip out. We will practice being solid entities with porous boarders. We will practice agency through relation. We will make new connections in our body/mind to take a break from our own sh*t.
The class borrows from scores created by several wonderful figures in contemporary dance, as well as scores developed by Lara. Class open to people from all backgrounds, from professional dancers to curious movers, writers and thinkers.
BIO // Lara Oundjian is a Canadian dancer and choreographer based in Montreal, Quebec. She is the recipient of a self-directed education in dance, choreography and performance studies. She also holds a bachelors degree in Cultural Studies from McGill University. She presented solo performances , “thing you blow into at parties,” at the Words & [ ] Festival at the Darling Foundry, and “wear and tear” at the Phenomena festival (Theatre La Chapelle). She was an artist in residency at Studio 303 in Summer 2018. She recently returned from Stockholm where she was studying at DOCH, School of Dance and Circus.
Evening classes are open to all levels, and it’s always possible to drop-in without registering in advance.
Registration is on site directly with the teachers, please contact them if you need additional information.
Come try the classes! Free classes at the beginning of the sessions:
Saturday, September 7, 2019 / Saturday, January 4, 2020 / Saturday, April 18, 2020