Thursday — 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
FALL: September 23rd to December 16th, 2021 (13 weeks)
Contact Nicholas to register
PWYC ($15 donations suggested) // $180 for 13 weeks
Payment by card, cash or e-transfer: email@example.com or 514-575-9745
Class in English // Bilingual teacher
Mask and vaccine passport required – please consult Studio 303’s COVID-19 Protocol for further information.
CONTENT // Lo Fi Dance Theory classes are for dancers and movers of all genres and abilities, providing pathways into deeper perception, heightened awareness and expanded movement possibilities. These classes use specific “frameworks”, sequences, and improvisation, allowing students to reimagine the body and uncover new personal pathways to movement. Focusing on the very physical, sensorial and imaginative, LFDT classes allow for the discovering of new challenges and risks within our movement – of both body and mind. Recommended for anyone wanting to gain a deeper understanding of their own movement preferences, building their unique movement vocabulary, or expand their options for generating choreographic compositions.
Find more information on upcoming classes via our social media platforms @lofidancetheory
ACCESSIBILITY // Instructions are given verbally and the exercises are physically exemplified throughout the course. Each class includes a portion of jumps, floor exercises and sometimes involves spinning and the use of music as a rhythmic suggestion. All exercises are modifiable, at the discretion of the participants. Everyone has the right to reduce the intensity or stop participating in an exercise at any time. No judgement, comments or discriminatory attitudes will be tolerated.
BIO // Nicholas Bellefleur is a queer person located in tiohtià:ke mooniyaang montréal, a movement-based artist and the inertia of the laboratory A SAFE SPACE. Their work investigates the praxis of safe-r spaces, response-ability, decoloniality and healing — orienting efforts towards a reimagining of new horizons of being-with. Their research delves into explorations of utopian cohabitation in resistance to the ideological and sociospatial divisiveness of the current times.
Nicholas graduates from École supérieure de ballet du Québec directed by Anik Bissonnette in 2014 to quickly join Emily Molnar’s Ballet BC in Coast Salish Territories Vancouver as an apprentice. Hélène Blackburn then invites them to join her company Cas Public for two seasons where they perform more than 100 shows across what we currently call Canada, United States, Mexico and Europe, passing through establishments deemed prestigious by some such as Paris Opera and Royal Opera House of London. In 2017, Nicholas takes part in the creation of a big scale multidisciplinary show, an MGM Resorts production, which dislocates them in China. There they embody Michael Curry’s puppetry and Travis Payne’s choreographies. It’s in 2019 that they return to tiohtià:ke mooniyaang to embrace their career as a freelance artist. Since then, they have worked with LO FI DANCE THEORY, Le Fils d’Adrien danse, Virginie Brunelle, Les 7 doigts de la main, Fleuve Espace Danse, Morgane Le Tiec, Nouveau Mouvement, and more recently with Andrea Peña & Artists
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.