Benoit Dhennin

ERYN DACE TRUDELL (MTL) — Skinner releasing technique

Apr. 8 to 12, 2019 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.)
$80 full week
$25 drop-ins Mon.-Tue. only or with experience (unless full)
Open to artists of all disciplines / Bilingual teacher
Capacity: 20 people, priority for full week attendance

“Thank you! This workshop continuously feeds me. Please do it again.” – Rebecca Barnstaple

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 principals are based in the Alexander Technique and then applied to the dancer. Joan Skinner is the dance pioneer 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 a dance artist, now living in Montreal. She has experience in all aspects of dance creation from the idea to the stage and beyond. Her career includes choreography and commissions from distinguished companies in theatre and opera, interpreting the vision of gifted choreographers and the presentation of her own work. She holds a BFA from Juilliard, is a certified teacher of Skinner Releasing Technique® and a powerful Contact Improvisor. As a mother since 2005, Eryn has been immersed in developing Mama dances! She is an active member of the Association of Contact Improvisation of Montreal (ACI), the Canadian Dance Alliance (CDA), the Regroupement Quebecois de la Danse (RQD) and the Canadian Actors Equity Association (CAEA). She is a recipient of the Joysanne Sidimus Founders Award from the Dancers Transition Resource Centre.

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

Registration – Please contact (514) 393-3771 or at A non-refundable deposit of $20 is required to reserve your spot.

Payments – By check, cash, Paypal or credit card on the phone or in person ($1 to $2 fee)

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

*Emploi-Québec – With the support of Emploi-Québec. In order to get this rate, participants must be Canadian citizens or permanent resident and live in Québec. Full-time students and social assistance beneficiaries are not eligible to this rate. In case of inadmissibility, you can refer to the non-eligible rate, contact us for questions.

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