Photo credit: Mike Rafail


** FULL ** May 3 to 7, 2021– 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.)
$60 with the support of *Emploi-Québec (or $145, non-eligible rate)
Open to artists of all disciplines / Bilingual teacher
Capacity: 13 people, priority for full week attendance

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!


CONTENT // Sculpt. Wrestle. Dance.
Lift. Throw. Push. Pound. Pull. Tear.
Look. Feel. Listen. Smell.
Contemplative and fervent poetry.

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

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

Sessions will begin with a warm-up of Fighting Monkey Zero Forms, followed by various dances, tasks, 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.

BIO // Alanna Kraaijeveld is a contemporary dance artist.  Her approach to movement practice and performance is centered on context driven, collaborative practices.

Kraaijeveld has over 15 years experience and continues to be a sought-after collaborator in the performing arts milieu.  As performer, teacher and creator, her collaborations are numerous: Company 605, École supérieure d’art dramatique (Paris), Justine Chambers, Yves Charuest, Modus Operandi, Marie Claire Forté, Studio 303, Vim Vigor, Sarah Chase, Stella Adler Studio of Acting (NYC), Vancouver International Dance Festival, Susanna Hood, Louise Bédard, Frédérick Gravel, Elizabeth Langley, among others.

She toured internationally with Dave St-Pierre, in productions Un peu de tendresse bordel de merde and Foudres.  From 2004-2008 she was a company dancer of Le Groupe Dance Lab under the artistic direction of Peter Boneham.  Le Groupe Dance Lab was an international centre devoted to the research and development of contemporary dance.  Now ubiquitous in the contemporary arts milieu, the model of ‘the Lab’ was one of the first of its kind, established in 1988.  Since 2015, Kraaijeveld is a student of Linda Kapetanea and Jozef Frucek, developers of Fighting Monkey Practice.

Kraaijeveld has a Master of Arts degree in Dance Pedagogy and has taught at institutions and organizations across Canada, in Europe, and the United States.  She represents Fighting Monkey as an *Inspire by FM instructor.  She shares her knowledge of movement across various communities including dance, theatre, sports, and at-risk youth.


All workshops are for professional performing artists. Some require advanced dance training. There is a regular rate, and a rate subsidized by Emploi-Québec.

Who has to pay the full rate (regular)?
– People residing outside of the province of Quebec
– Full-time or foreign students

To benefit from the subsidized rate by Emploi-Québec, you must:
– Live in the province of Quebec (civic address)
– Be an artist or cultural professional
– Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident or temporary foreign worker with a work permit (open or closed)

Are accepted: Part-time students, Employment Insurance (EI) or Income Assistance (IA) recipients (please notify your agent at Services Canada or MTESS).

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

Studio’s accessibility – Consult this page for detailed information.