Wednesday — 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
FALL: September 7th to November 9th (9 weeks, 90 minutes) No class the 26th of October
+ November 16th to December 7th, if weather permits (4 weeks, 60 minutes)
Contact Hanna to register
$15 per class // $10 per class when you register for the whole session ($130)
Payment by e-transfer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mask recommended – please consult Studio 303’s COVID-19 Protocol for further information.
This class is offered OUTDOORS at Mount Royal. Please sign up and contact Hanna for information about the exact meeting point.
LOCATION // This course will start in Mount Royal Park between the monument and the Olmsted trail. In case of bad weather conditions (heavy rain or storm), the course will be postponed or refunded. Please contact Hanna for the exact meeting point.
CONTENT // This session is based on the four elements: Water, Earth, Fire and Air. Understanding the body as an expressive entity/vessel, this class uses simple movement principles and body awareness to find ways to cultivate awareness and confidence to dance. Through improvisation and short compositions, we find multiple ways to create movement. Being in movement with others and allowing ourselves to feel promotes health and well-being. Fun is at the heart of the practice.
Finding words for what we see or what we have done allows us to digest the information in a different way. Therefore, we also sometimes describe what we do and what we see. Working with non-judgmental language is often more precise and detailed and can be liberating.
Trained in contemporary dance, specialized in Improvisation based on Laban Movement Analysis Hanna is also deeply inspired by somatic practices, including Body Mind Centering and Continuum. Classes are inspired by her ongoing choreographic processes.
ACCESSIBILITY // The class is divided into three parts, a warm-up (15-30min), improvisation (30-45 min) and finally a composition (30-45min). We warm-up to music and use music for about 50% of the class. Some exercises include partnering or small group work. There is always an alternative without physical contact. We verbalise what we see. All instructions are given verbally, sometimes with an example. Sometimes the next exercise is given while dancing, which avoids getting cold. The class is accompanied by specific exercises that allow for a great deal of individual freedom in the way they are performed.
Note: I am happy to adapt the class to individual needs. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to come.
BIO // Hanna Sybille Müller is a choreographer, dramaturg and dance artist living in Tiohtiá:ke/Mooniyang/Montréal. Her main focus is language, movement and its interrelations. Sybille is interested in both language’s and the body’s strange, magic and ordinary potencies. She has been questioning what it means to collaborate with humans and non-humans, especially in her latest collaboration with Erin Robinsong: Polymorphic Microbe Bodies which premiered as a somatic dance film (webcast) in 2021 at Tangente in Montreal.
Her most recent work Moving through the Archive (2022) in collaboration with Galerie UQO in Gatineau questions the objectiveness of archives and archiving. This work additionally led to the exhibition The instability of the Archive (2022) at Galerie UQO. Sybille presented her teaching during the Geopoetics Symposium in BC on Cortes Island in April 2022.
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.
Image: Hanna Sybille Müller teaching at the Geopoetics Symposium on Cortes Island 2022
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.