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  • CI : Mtl and everywhere in Quebec - Archives 2008

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    There’s not just ACI’s activities in Quebec !


    Contact improvisation classes are organized in Montreal
    but also in the Eastern Townships, Lanaudière, Quebec City area …


  • WORKSHOP ON TATAMI WITH CATHERINE LESSARD

    Saturday December 6 : A whole day workshop in Contact-Improvisation, on a tatami mat
    The theme will be "tone variations and gravity".
    Gravity is a fundamental force governing the universe. We will explore how we can use and defy gravity, without colliding with the earth.
    Dojo Shoshin Aikido Montréal, 5445 ave de Gaspé, #208, metro Laurier
    Noon to 9:00 pm (meal break around 4 pm)
    $50 ($200 for 5 workshops)
    Groups will be limited to 15 participants.
    For information : Catherine Lessard - (…)

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  • EMBODYING YOUR CI BODY - CLASSES WITH ROSY SIMAS

    Wake up saturday morning with a somatic body systems approach to contact improvisation
    In this class we will explore contact improvisation through a somatic lens of anatomical and physiological body systems (fluids, muscles, bones, organs). Each class will begin with a somatic exploration/warm up, move to contact skills and end with open dancing.
    Saturdays: November 22, 29, December 6, 13 & 20, 2008
    Le Chambord Studio: 4460 Chambord (coin mont-royal)
    60$ before november 8 / 75$ (…)

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  • IMPROVISATION WEEK-END: OCTOBER 3-4

    WITH CATHERINE LESSARD
    Friday October 3rd:
    An exploration evening in Authentic Movement
    Open to all
    We will take the time to dive deeply into our subcounscious, and to let emerge our creativity and spontaneity. AM is an intuitive practice. It is an excellent complement to Contact Improv.
    Fleur d’Asphalte studio, 6847 St-Hubert st, J.-Talon metro
    8:00 to 10:30 pm
    $18
    Saturday October 4th:
    A whole day workshop in Contact-Improvisation, on a tatami
    Intermediate-Advanced
    Last month, (…)

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  • CONTACT IMPRO WORKSHOP WITH ANDREW HARDWOOD

    Week of the 15th to 19th of September from 17h30 to 19h30
    Week of the 22nd to 26th of September from 17h30 to 19h30
    Cost: 160$/2 weeks, 90$/week, 20$/class
    At studio Fleur d’asphalte
    BEING READY
    What does it mean to be ready to dance at any time, with anyone, anywhere ? There are no set formulas, or specific manners to achieving this state of readiness. There is, however, an attitude and a state of body-mind that can be cultivated which can help bring us to that place of total (…)

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  • URBAN MELD : IMPROVISATION ON THE PLATEAU

    August Saturday 23 and Sunday 24
    from 11 am to 4 pm
    urban: relating or belonging to a city
    meld: 1. to cause various things to combine or blend and become one thing or substance. 2. a combination or blend of various things
    Let instincts and perceptions be the inspiration for exploring portions of space and letting our sense of place become the studio for creating. It is an improv workshop including much Ci in it.
    we will hear, smell, taste, perceive, see, be seen, investigate, (…)

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  • SILENT JAM

    Thursday, August 21, 2008 7:00pm - 9:30pm
    I thought some of you might enjoy coming to a silent jam. There will
    be no talking or noise making (including music) from the time we enter
    the studio until we leave the studio. ;-)
    There will be a silent closing circle at 21h30. Le Chambord Studio 4460 Chambord (coin Mont-Royal)
    Cost 4$
    514-994-7679 -
    rosy@rosysimas.com

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  • PIE FESTIVAL OF CONTACT IMPROVISATION ET ALTERNATE DANCE

    CLASSES - PERFORMANCES - JAMS - DISCUSSIONS
    AUGUST 11- 16 2008
    ON MONTREAL’S PLATEAU : AT STUDIO BIZZ NEAR MONT-ROYAL METRO
    Pie festival is for dancers and non-dancers who wish to deepen their research and their personal practice. You will have the opportunities to spend 6 days exploring techniques geared toward deepening your contact skills and your ability to create spontaneously.
    L’INSCRIPTION À LA CARTE EST MAINTENANT OUVERTE !
    Vous pouvez maintenant choisir un bloc de cours.
    DU (…)

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  • IN THE COUNTRY: BIODANCE AND CONTACT IMPROVISATION

    Retreat and personal development workshop in the country
    August 1 - 3, 2008
    With Maira Martinez and Catherine Lessard
    At Domaine du Lac 16, at Chertsey, on route 125 (one hour from Montreal)
    For info and registration: maira@biodanza.ca, 514-274-0474
    Inspired by the natural beauty of our surroundings, rediscover the pleasure of organic movement, the simple joy of inhabiting our bodies. And, as if by magic, we leave this pleasure to rebuild the pathways of our humanity, toward our (…)

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  • DANCE LAB WITH MOTI

    on "yes" and "NO" dealing
    dance lab with Mark Moti Zemelman
    with border issues and intimacy in your dance. saturday , july 26 from 2-5 pm cost $12 location Studio Fleur d’Asphalte 6847 rue Saint-Hubert Montréal, Québec H2S 2M7 Google map limit of 16 people To register : email marilyn

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  • SUMMER CONTACT DANCE JAM IN THE COUNTRY

    Come dance, swim, sauna, walk in nature, sing in Sutton, QC
    JULY 19-20.
    Arrive Saturday ( after 11:30) -
    Will wind down 5:00 Sunday
    Cost: $45 for the weekend $25 for Saturday or Sunday only ( no sleepover)
    Meals will be potluck. Beds are 2-4 to a room in cabins and main house. Some double beds available. You must bring your own bedding.
    For photos or directions: Auberge du renouveau
    To register , send or give your cheque to Marilyn Bronstein 12 Dufferin Montreal H3x 2x6 (…)

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  • CLASS WITH MARTIN KEOGH

    Dance contact improvisation class
    June 25 2008 from 6:30 pm to 10pm
    Au studio 303
    Martin Keogh has taught and performed contact improvisation for over twenty-eight years. For his contribution to the development of contact improvisation he is a Fulbright Senior Specialist and listed in Who’s Who in the World. He has co-facilitated Teacher’s Conferences on four continents. Keogh is the author of, The Art of Waiting, and As Much Time as it Takes. More info at: www.martinkeogh.com
    Contact (…)

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  • CLASSES AND FOCUSED JAM WITH CATHERINE LESSARD

    Every Wednesday 7:30 to 9 pm: class (studio D) 9 to 10:15 pm: focused-jam (studio C)
    classes take place at Studio Bizz : 551 av. Mont-Royal E (3rd floor)
    Registration : worksphere@hotmail.com, 514-518-6240
    Costs : focused-jam included 170$ : 11 classes in a row 95$ : 6 classes 18$: 1 class 5$: Focused-jam only (advanced contactors)
    There is no place in the classes on tatami on Saturday Biography of Catherine (…)

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  • F u s i o n Wo r k s h o p - Contact-Improvisation and Skinner Releasing Technique

    with Eryn Dace Trudell APRIL 11 AND 12 2008 at Studio Lyne St-Roch 4416, boul. Saint-Laurent, # 103, angle Mt-Royal 6:30pm to 9pm on Friday + 3:30pm tp 6pm on Saturday
    In this workshop we will use Skinner Releasing Technique to support and enhance
    our Contact Improvisation. We will explore principles of multi-directional and multidimensional alignment, suppleness, suspension, economy and autonomy. Most
    significantly, SRT imagery and music deepens the dance in the body. The dance (…)

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  • CONTACT IMPRO AND INSTANTANEOUS COMPOSITION with ANDREW HARWOOD

    March 10th to 28th of 2008 - 17h30 to 19h30 6847 Saint-Hubert (Metro Beaubien and Jean-Talon) (514) 529-6635 Information and registration : www.fleurdasphalte.com Cost: 20$/class, 80$/week, 210$/all 3 weeks
    Various contact skills will be practised daily to develop a greater range of movement, create safety and build confidence. We will examine the role of perception, sensation,
    expression and imagination in the Contact work. Our goal is to find a sense of timelessness in our dancing.
    For (…)

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