Photo credit: Sandrick Mathurin

EVENING CLASSES / HAPTIC DANCES, HAPTIC WRITINGS WITH LARA OUNDJIAN

Thursday 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Fall: September 24th to December 10th, 2020 (12 classes)
On pause from October 8th to 28th – contact Lara for more details
Drop-ins $15, $ 145 for the full session, or $90 for a 6-class card
Payment by e-transfer recommended
lara.oundjian@gmail.com / Bilingual teacher. Students are invited to write in any language.

By registering for an evening class, you agree to cancel your participation if you have symptoms or suspect you may have COVID-19. Please read the Participant Engagement before showing up, and if possible, register and pay in advance to minimize the risk of contamination and in case we need to trace contacts. Thank you!

CONTENT // In this class we will dig into dancing by cultivating our intuition, and our attention to our internal and external environment. We will work with movement and writing to practice expanded tools for touching and being touched at a distance. We will open ourselves to energetic and physiological sensations in our own bodies and practice empathic connection with the other. We will develop tools for relating to space and time, to our dance partners and to our witnesses. We will dance from joyful chaos and also practice compositional tools in relation to language, sound, image, texture, rhythm, and task. We will enjoy poetic resonances and energy work. We will playfully practice proprioceptive skills to support our journeys. We will sweat, contemplate, and trip out.

BIO // Lara, based in Montreal, approaches dance and choreography as a felt, multi-sensory experience. She is curious about internal and external spaces and the passage between them, fascinated by transformation and magic. Lara has presented her choreographic work officially and unofficially at Theatre La Chapelle, the Darling Foundry, Tangente’s, and OFFTA. She has collaborated in various constellations with Louise Michel Jackson, Justin de Luna, Maria Kefirova, Chloë Lum / Yannick Desranleau, Hanna Sybille Müller, Erin Robinsong and Nien Tzu Weng. Lara was resident artist at the Third Floor Projects at Usine C from 2019-2020. She has a BA in Film Studies from McGill University, and followed self-guided training in choreography, contemporary dance, and somatic practices in Berlin, Stockholm and Montreal.

Photo from fleshy sailboat, offta 2020
Choreographer: Lara Oundjian
Dancers: Louise Michel Jackson, Justin de Luna, Maria Kefirova, Lara Oundjian


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.

Come try the classes! Free trial classes at the beginning of the sessions:
Saturday, September 12, 2020 / Saturday, January 9, 2021 / Saturday, April 4, 2021