Photo credit: David Wong


June 19 to 23, 2023– 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.)
Full week rate: 85$ with Services Québec support / 150$ regular rate
*Drop-in class rate: 
n/a – registration for the full week only
Language of instruction:
Questions can also be answered in French
Capacity : 23 people, priority for full week attendance
Open to artists of all disciplines


By registering for a workshop, you agree to cancel your participation if you have symptoms or suspect you may have COVID-19. Please read the Participant Engagement before registering. Thank you!

Sculpt. Wrestle. Dance.

Lift. Throw. Push. Pound. Pull. Tear.

Look. Feel. Listen. Smell.

Full body practice in relationship with clay.  We work clay and clay works us.

What can clay teach us about how we relate to ourselves, and to those things we consider outside of ourselves?

Sessions will begin with a warm-up based on Fighting Monkey Zero Forms, followed by various dances, drills and relationships to clay.

Artists from all disciplines are welcome.  Practice is adaptable so participants may approach based on individual curiosity, energy, and experience.

Sessions are comprised of :

Warm up based on Fighting Monkey Zero Forms

  • – Standing, on place, focused on spiral movements
  • – Continuous demonstration style that partipants follow

Various dances, tasks, drills and relationships to clay

  • – Centered on actions, ex. hug, punch, or initiations with specific body parts, ex. fingers, elbow
  • – Demonstration provides visual cues, after which it is up to the participants to manifest their own version of each proposition
  • – We take our time with each proposition
  • – Work takes place standing as well as on the floor, and can be adapted if needed (ex. at a table)

Alanna Kraaijeveld
is a dance artist. Her approach is centered on context driven and collaborative practices.  She is curious about how specificity of relationship has potential to motivate intention, movement and meaning.  She embraces improvisation, and is compelled by its dynamic capability. She makes space for both plainness and blurriness in her art.