Bernard Dhennin

ONLINE: ERYN DACE TRUDELL (MTL) — Skinner releasing technique, adapted for home practice

May 11 to 15, 2020 – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.)

$30 for the week, must be eligible for *Emploi-Québec support
Open to artists of all disciplines / Bilingual teacher
Capacity: 20 people

Given the current circumstances, we’ve decided to move this workshop online! Let’s connect in a new way, and continue supporting each other from afar.

Please plan to have paper or a journal to write/draw and some writing instruments. Please dress comfortably in layered clothing.

The Skinner Releasing Technique (SRT) is an inclusive dance technique designed for professional dancers, actors, and musicians as well as for people with little or no formal dance training. It is a practice for all those with an interest in engaging in the dynamic dialogue between imagination and movement. Guided poetic imagery, music and hands-on partner studies facilitate deep kinaesthetic experience of movement. The practice stimulates the process of letting go of one’s tension and holding patterns releasing new possibilities in how we perceive and how we dance. SRT’s founding principles are based on the Alexander Technique and then applied to the dancer. Joan Skinner is among the early pioneers of dance who began introducing concepts of “Release” into her teaching: resulting in an influential and alternative way of studying dance which has now influenced all contemporary dance practices as we know them today.

Eryn Dace Trudell  is an innovative and versatile dance artist. She has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of the art: producer, choreographer, performer, teacher, entrepreneur and researcher spanning three decades.  Mother of two daughters, she is from Toronto and now lives in Montreal. She holds a BFA from Juilliard, is a certified teacher of Skinner Releasing Technique® and practices and teaches Contact Improvisation. Eryn specializes in inclusive dance practices, which, through artistic, aesthetic and physical exploration, ignite community spirit and collective consciousness. Her work embodies the values ​​of inclusion, accessibility and well-being. Eryn is founder and director of  Mama Dances | MamanDanse since 2005, specializing in dance for young families.   She is a member of the Association of Contact Improvisation of Montreal (ACI), the Canadian Dance Alliance (CDA), the Régroupement Quebecois de la Danse (RQD) English Language Artists Network (ELAN) and is the recipient of multiple awards and grants for her research and dance creations.

Here is how to participate in this workshop:

You will receive an email with the link and password to connect to the video conference following the reception of points 1, 2 and 3. 

1. Registration through Zoom by clicking here **Registration is closed**

Registration ends Friday at noon

2. Emploi-Québec form to be completed:

You will receive an e-mail to complete the Emploi-Québec form. You must be eligible. Please note, this e-mail may be in your SPAM folder. It is sent from the address

Who can benefit from the subsidized rate by Emploi-Québec?
– Artists or cultural professionals, Canadian citizens or permanent residents living in Montreal
– Foreign workers with a temporary work permit living in Montreal living in Montreal
– Employment Insurance or social assistance recipients are welcome (please notify your agent at Service Canada or MTESS)
– Part-time students living in Montreal

3. Payment before Friday, May 8th by interac e-transfer, after completing step #2:

  • – To:
  • – Security Question: Registration
  • – Answer: online303
  • – Please note the name of the teacher as a description.

 ** Please note: the above price includes access for all 5 days. You may participate fewer days, but no drop-in rate is available.**

Liability: By participating in this online offering, you acknowledge that there are inherent risks of physical exertion to any workshop activity, and agree to hold harmless Studio 303 and its employees and contractors from any and all liability for personal injury, however caused, arising from your participation. You freely accept and assume all such risks from participation in any workshop or event with Studio 303. Please note that RQD members usually covered by CNESST during workshops are NOT covered during online workshops. Thank you for your understanding!

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

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