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Space - Time – Presence
with Andrew de Lotbinière Harwood

Saturday 11, 18 and 25 February 2017 from 12:30-15:00
Jam from 15:00-17:00
Studio White Wall
4532 Avenue Laval, Montréal ((Small alleyway close to metro Mt-Royal).

3 workshops in Contact Improvisation followed by Jams

01.Stage Andrew

Workshop: $25
Jam: $5

Details for registrations
Please confirm your presence before each workshop
Contact Andrew de L. Harwood for details

Please contact Andrew de L. Harwood via email or phone to register for each workshop.
Please arrive 20 minutes before the beginning of each session.
Cheques or cash only.

Contact for information (email or telephone)
Email: a1harwood@yahoo.ca
Telephone: 514-523-4360

Credit Andrew Harwood

SPACE - FEBRUARY 11: By developing our internal and external perceptions simultaneously and by increasing our overall spatial awareness we will learn to go beyond the ‘contact bubble’ we so often find ourselves in. This attentiveness to the entire room will encourage us to overcome our hermetic and static sense of space. This workshop will focus on spatial notions such as concurrent attentiveness to inner and outer space, increased alertness to dancing in proximity to others, moving in and out of contact fluidly, entrances and departures, mobility through the total environment, etc.

TIME - FEBRUARY 18: Time, like a membrane, is a well-defined, imaginable, supple and permeable structure. As with the skin, time envelops and connects different aspects of the physical, of bodily movements evolving over time, of stillness, or unforeseen events taking place during a dance. This workshop will be informed and framed by notions of the temporal such as: suspension, momentary pauses, stillness, acceleration, sustained slowness, sudden shifts, variable rhythms and overall musicality in the dance.

PRESENCE - FEBRUARY 25: There is an attitude, a state of mind we can cultivate, which leads us to greater awareness and presence. This workshop will focus on the essential attentiveness required to enable us to free ourselves from the mental chatter, the projecting or thinking our way through the dance, from expectation and judgment which so often prevent us from allowing our body’s innate capacity to respond spontaneously to the present moment. Truly listening to our partner, communicating our intention clearly and staying completely open to what is happening now, paves the way to dances that are entirely physical, playful, sincere and unpredictably pleasurable.

02. Andrew

Biography ’Andrew : details
Andrew de Lotbinière Harwood is one of the masters in the field of contact improvisation and instantaneous composition. Passionate about teaching, he has shared his knowledge throughout the world for more than forty years.


Credit : Patrick Beelaert
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