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Jan. 18-22, 2016 • 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.
at Studio 303 au 372 Ste Catherine West, Montréal.

Seize the decisive moment in instantaneous choreography

Open to choreographers, professionals dancers and advanced improvisation students / Bilingual teacher
Studio 303, 372 Ste-Catherine West, Montréal QC, H3B 1A2
514.393.3771 / info@studio303.ca

Jan. 18-22, 2016 • 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. (Mon-Fri)
Please contact Studio 303 for eligibility requirements.
$100 (*Emploi-Québec)
A non-refundable deposit of $20 is required to reserve your spot.
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Can we seize the moment, harness our habits and use them wisely, care for our dances and take them to another level?
Can we be attentive to everything all at once, do less and accomplish more?
Is it possible to stay present as we move in and out of contact fluidly?
Do we recognize we are part of a bigger picture?
Can we survive awkward moments and turn them into artistic material?
Can we sustain a duet or a solo or an ensemble dance for a long time or easily leave it all of a sudden?
Through the awareness of visual and non-visual perception, can we tune into our inner and outer world as we observe and awaken the imagination for composition?

These are some of the questions this workshop will investigate.

Andrew de Lotbinière Harwood has dedicated himself to improvisation as a performing art for almost 40 years and is internationally recognized as a specialist in instantaneous choreography and contact improvisation. His work in improvisation is influenced by practices in gymnastics, sports, yoga, contemporary dance, Alexander technique, Aikido, release technique, and diverse somatic approaches. In 1975 he began dancing and over the course of his studies with Linda Rubin (who introduced him to dance), he created the group Fulcrum with Peter Bingham and Helen Clark. Between 1992 and 2008, he participated in an annual collaboration in Vancouver with Marc Boivin and Peter Bingham, with whom he founded the improvisation collective “The Echo Case.” He also founded his company AH HA Productions (2000-2013) : a company dedicated entirely to the art of improvisation on stage. Harwood has taught regularly at the École de danse contemporaine de Montréal, at the Université du Québec, and l’École Nationale de Théâtre for more than 15 years. He is also often called upon by the artistic directors of companies including Compagnie Marie Chouinard, O’ Vertigo Danse, Nyata Nyata, Les 7 doigts de la main, and Dancemakers.

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