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WEDNESDAY 5:30 P.M. – 7 P.M.

Fall: September 11 to December 4, 2019 (13 classes)
$15 drop-ins
Some classes will be taught by other teachers: Sébastien Cosette-Masse on Sept. 11 and Oct. 30 and Charles Brecard on Oct. 9.
All levels and experiences are welcome. Drop-ins accepted.
Registration on site or / Bilingual teacher

CONTENT // Improvised tasks and forms will be employed to determine and stimulate those areas where mobility, coordination, and perception are limited or less integrated.  Here the aim is to develop breadth of movement, creativity, and individual expression that can be applied across many contexts and disciplines. 
Alanna Kraaijeveld’s pedagogy is informed by 15-years as an interpreter in the contemporary dance milieu. She is a close student of Linda Kapetanea and Jozef Frucek, co-developers of Fighting Monkey (FM). FM is an evolving movement practice centered on context driven, collaborative practices that prioritize communication, intuition and whole-body coordination through play to accelerate skill development.  Alanna holds a Master of Arts (Dance Pedagogy).

BIO // Alanna Kraaijeveld is a contemporary dance artist who has been active in the milieu for 15 years. She toured internationally with Dave St-Pierre, one of Canada’s most sought-after choreographers, in productions Un peu de tendresse bordel de merde, and Foudres.  From 2004-2008 she was a company dancer of Le Groupe Dance Lab, an international centre for choreographic research, under the direction of Order of Canada recipient Peter Boneham.  Alanna is a close student of Linda Kapetanea and Jozef Frucek, developers of Fighting Monkey Practice.   As performer, teacher and improvisor, her collaborations have been diverse and numerous.  Artists and organizations include Marie Claire Forté, Modus Operandi, École supérieure d’art dramatique (Paris), Justine Chambers, Yves Charuest, Company 605, Studio 303, Stella Adler Studio of Acting (NYC), Opéra de Québec, William Parker, Louise Bédard, Frédérick Gravel, among others.
Alanna shares her knowledge of movement across various communities including dance, theatre, sports, and at-risk youth.  She holds a Master of Arts degree in Professional Practice (Dance Technique Pedagogy).

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, March 28, 2020