Apr. 15 to 19, 2019 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.)
$75 with the support of *Emploi-Québec (or $155, non-eligible rate)
$17 drop-ins Mon.-Wed. only (unless full)
Open to artists of all disciplines / In English
Capacity: 25 people, priority for full week attendance
“Brigitta is an extraordinarily sensitive, gifted, and inventive pedagogue. I love the pacing and structure of the classes as well as how so much was touched on. BMC authentic movement, tango, laughing yoga and yet the work felt deep, congruous and with continuity.” – Anonymous
Drawing from several somatic practises (BMC, Authentic Movement, Alexander Technique) and 30 years of teaching and performing dance theatre and Argentine Tango, Brigitta has devised effective and inspirational exercises to engage and encourage co-creation. This workshop is an opportunity to work around the perception and expression of the Body Mind through practicing focus states of presence communication and bonding.
We will work with the organ system of the body and its origin of expression :
— the Psoas as a messenger of the midline (Liz Koch)
— gentle somatic exploration of the Fascia as a proprio perceptive “organ”
We will use a celebration of various practices : physiological, listening and emotional attainment. Solo, partner and group composition, Tango technique, authentic movement, BMC. A liberating co-creative and empowering way of being and moving together. These connected creativity explorations are useful tools for all body based disciplines including contemporary dance, theatre, and performance art.
Brigitta Winkler is a curious woman. She has studied, explored, and lived tango, dance, and somatics for 30 years. One of the first people to study in Buenos Aires in the early 1980’s, she later contributed to the Berlin tango scene and opened a dance studio in 1986 with her partners. She studied Alexander technique with Elisabeth Molle in Berlin and completed the 4 year Body Mind Centering program with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen in Massachusetts, and she incorporates both techniques into her teaching. Brigitta is a founding member of Tango Mujer which received the NEFA (New England Foundation of the Arts) grant. They have toured all over the USA including at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. She is a frequent teacher in Russia and since 1995 has taught all over North America with her home base split between New York City and Berlin.
All workshops are for professional performing artists. Some require advanced dance training.
Registration – Please contact (514) 393-3771 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.