Photo credit: Véronique Soucy

EVENING CLASSES / MAKE DANCE THINK SAY – SOLO PRACTICES WITH HANNA SYBILLE MÜLLER

WEDNESDAY — 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

FALL: September 29th to November 24th, 2021 AT MOUNT-ROYAL (9 weeks)+ December 1st to 15th, 2021 IN STUDIO (3 weeks)
Contact Hanna to register
$15,  $10/class when you register for the whole session
Payment by e-transfer: sybmuell@hotmail.com
Bilingual teacher

Mask and vaccine passport required – please consult Studio 303’s COVID-19 Protocol for further information.

LOCATION // This class will start in the Parc Mount Royal (September 29th to November 24th), between the monument and Olmsted trail. There will be no class in heavy rain. Please sign up and contact Hanna for information about the exact meeting point. Class will be in studio from December 1st to 15th. 

CONTENT // This session is inspired by a book that I read (partly) this summer: Matters of Care. Speculative ethics in More than Human Worlds. 2017 by María Puig de la Bellacasa .
Here is a definition of care from the book that I used to create this session: “For Joan Tronto and Bernice Fischer, this (care) includes everything that we do to maintain, continue and repair “our world” so that we can live in it as well as possible. That includes out bodies, our selves, and our environment, all of which we seek to interweave in a complex, life-sustaining web (Tronto 1993, 103, emphasis added).”

Every class is based on a theme. The first class for example will be about listening – listening to the parc, to your body and to others and to the movements that emerge. Every theme adds but you can also take each class individually.

The class has three parts, a warm-up (15-30min), improvisation (30-45 min) and then composition (30-45min). We will warm-up with music and then use music for around 50% of the class. Some exercises include partnering or working in small groups. If we are working together in closer proximity we’ll wear masks, there is always an alternative without touch. Most of the work together is bouncing of a movement or an idea. We verbalise what we see. All instructions are given verbally, sometimes with an example. Sometimes the following exercise will be given while dancing, so we don’t cool down. The class comes with precise exercises that allow a lot of individual freedom in how to carry them out.

Please think about the colder temperatures, come in layers so you can stay warm when you leave.

ACCESSIBILITY // For people hard-of-hearing I can print out the exercises of the class. For people with vision impairment or vision loss, feeling being in a safe space can be hard in the parc. I can imagine creating spaces for people with impaired vision when teaching in studio with tape. For people that are non-neuro normative I feel it would be up to them to judge if they could do it in an open space. There will be no touch and if looking at someone or being looked at is difficult I will propose an alternative. In studio I could also install a safer space, meaning a space in the back entrance where participants can go if they need a break. all exercises are adaptable.

BIO // Hanna Sybille Müller is a choreographer, dramaturg and dance artist living in Tiohtiá:ke | Mooniyang |Montreal. Currently she is engaged in a new creation namely Moving through the Archive in collaboration with Galerie UQO. She recently collaborated with Erin Robinsong to premiere a digital version of Polymorphic Microbe Bodies at Tangente.

Hanna studied dance at the Rotterdamse Dansacademie (RDA) and received a diploma in media studies at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) in 2012.

 www.hannasybillemuller.com

Image: Polymorphic Microbe Bodies, Véronique Soucy, Tangente 2021


Evening classes are open to all levels, and it is recommended to register in advance for one or multiple classes.

Registration is done directly with the teachers, please contact them if you need additional information.