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Collaboration between Catherine Lessard & Phil Shinnick

THE HUMAN SUPPORTS: mini-series during April 2011

Advance classes on tatami mats

« An open path to rebounds, spirals, lifts, anchors, lightness, flights, and more … Follow Catherine and Phil! This series will offer the possibility to explore several patterns that you can master and forget. The tatami mats is a soft Aikido floor, a perfect tool to practice improvised acrobatic forms. It allows us to take risks and to tame momentum, suspension and fall. »

Session : Saturdays, from April 2 to 23, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

$120 for the 4 afternoons,

Special forfeit 3 afternoons: $100,

Drop-in : $35/classes

Registration: make out and send to Catherine Lessard, 873 Léonard, Ste-Thérèse, Qc, J7E 2N8

Dojo Shoshin Aikido Montréal, 5445 ave de Gaspé, suite 208, Laurier metro station

Information : Catherine, worksphere@hotmail.com, 514-518-6240 or Phil, philipshinnick@hotmail.com
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Phil Shinnick

Catherine Lessard transmits with passion and coherence the key principles of Dance Improvisation and Contact Improvisation. She has studied and performed with dancers of international reputation such as Nancy Stark Smith, Daniel Lepkoff, David Zambrano, Andrew Harwood, Kirstie Simpson, Patricia Kuypers and Ray Chung.

She also has experience in Body-Mind Centering (BMC), Authentic Movement, and butoh, and has professional training in music and communications. Combining, in a unified pedagogy, both a sharp vision of art and a hungry curiosity for science, Catherine has been teaches and performs improvisation regularly in Montreal (Bizz studio, 303, Fleur d’Asphalte, Dojos), in USA and in France. She is a member of PIE (Performance Improvisation Exchange), a collective of 5 Canadian improvisers and searchers. From 2007 to 2009, she has served as president of the Montreal Association for Contact Improvisation (ACI).

Catherine’s workshops are explorations of human expression through breathing, awareness, non-judgement and various nuances of touch and movement, offered in an atmosphere of respect and playful discovery.
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