OLIVE BIERINGA / BODYCARTOGRAPHY PROJECT (US) — Embodied performance

Apr. 29 to May 3, 2019 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.)
$75 with the support of *Emploi-Québec (or $155, non-eligible rate)
$17 drop-ins Mon.-Thu. only (unless full)
Open to artists of all disciplines / In English
Capacity: 25 people, priority for full week attendance

Olive will lead an embodied practice in movement expression and creation using the somatic approach of Body-Mind Centering®. BMC® utilizes experiential study through application of anatomical, physiological, and developmental principles in hands-on practice, movement, and sound explorations. We will visit the bones, organs, breathing and vocalization, diaphragms, and endocrine system and explore the impact of this somatic research on our moving, vocalizing and performativity. This workshop is open to experienced performers and performance makers of all disciplines.

Olive Bieringa is a dance maker, somatic movement therapist, and cultural producer originally from New Zealand who currently lives in Oslo. She received her dance education at European Dance Development Center in the Netherlands and completed her MFA in Performance and New Media from Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY. She is a certified teacher of Body-Mind Centering® and DanceAbility teacher. She makes experimental dance, socially engaged and public art under the name BodyCartography Project with Otto Ramstad. 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of BodyCartography Project whose mission is to engage with the vital materiality of our bodies to create live performance that facilitates a re-enchantment of embodiment, relationship, and presence. They have created performances, installations, films, workshops, talks, festivals and curatorial projects around the world presented by institutions such as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Performance Space 122 & American Realness, NYC.


All workshops are for professional performing artists. Some require advanced dance training.

Registration – Please contact (514) 393-3771 or at info@studio303.ca. A non-refundable deposit of $20 is required to reserve your spot.

Payments – By check, cash, Paypal or credit card on the phone or in person ($1 to $2 fee)

Reimbursement policy– No reimbursement possible without a good reason (ex: sickness or injury).

*Emploi-Québec – With the support of Emploi-Québec. In order to get this rate, participants must be Canadian citizens or permanent resident and live in Québec. Full-time students and social assistance beneficiaries are not eligible to this rate. In case of inadmissibility, you can refer to the non-eligible rate, contact us for questions.

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