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Kelly Keenan - dancer, teacher, choreographer, organizer
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Simone Forti, A Handbook in Motion


Feeling Dancing is a workshop foremost concerned with the felt experience of dance. The workshop is organized in 3 spheres of exploration; somatics, partner-work and dance. Participants will be offered solo somatic exercises to explore concepts, images and metaphors of the body where the floor serves as a stable reference for experience. Guided partner-work will be introduced where touch serves as the primary tactile feedback. Participants are always welcome to opt out of partner-work and to work with an imagined partner. Partner-work invites forces from many directions and serves as a tool to inflate the space and dynamize the body in it. It is a segue to dancing alone together with a refined and amplified felt experience. Dances aim to invite flow, surprise, flight and a glaze of sweat.

Studio 303
372 Ste Catherine Ouest #303
September 10th - 14th
$90 full week / $20 drop-ins (unless full)
Open to professional dancers / Bilingual teacher
Capacity: 25 people, priority for full week attendance

French description at

Compagnie Sursaut et Le Régroupement Québecoise de la Danse
October 29th - November 2nd
details coming soon!

L'Ártère et Le Régroupement Québecoise de la Danse
April 29th - May 10th
details coming soon!


Studio 303
372 Ste Catherine Ouest #303
Oct. 1 to Oct. 5, 2018 – 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Mon-Fri)
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sessions
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Conversation, exchange and Lab time

Facilitated by Kelly Keenan and in dialogue with the invitees and the community The Movement Educator's Forum aspires to demystify what the teacher in the studio next to you, or the week after you is doing; to exchange knowledge through practice and generate dialogue between practitioners. The Movement Educator’s Forum chooses a broad theme topic and invites movement practitioners to share their knowledge on the topic through their practices.
Thinking through training, this year's topic METAPHOR & MOVEMENT inquires into how different metaphors, imagery and models shape practice and produce bodies. Stay tuned for the stellar list of invitees!

$75 (Emploi-Québec)Participants should have a teaching practice / Bilingual teachers.

.... plus a recommendation! This workshop is great in tandem with the Movement Educator's Forum

KEVIN O’CONNOR (US) — Scoring fascia: doing biology otherwise
Studio 303
372 Ste Catherine Ouest #303
Oct. 1 to 5, 2018– 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.)
“Great community. Really appreciated Kevin’s pedagogy. He opens and opens the content like a flower.” (Anonymous)
This is a movement workshop exploring the emergent biological claims of fascia through the performance practice of scoring. The goal is to explore scientific and practitioner-based studies of fascia by putting them into movement. This could be described as kind of training in fascia sense-abilities. I am curious in how art practices can engage with biology to birth bodies that are not timeless and universal, but situated, relational and in process. Can using art methods to engage with emerging biological understanding of the body allow for corpo-realities to emerge that work against the commonly held assumption that, as a result of the accumulation of knowledge grounded in the biological sciences, we are making progress toward a full understanding of the human body?
Kevin O’Connor is a multidisciplinary artist working as a choreographer, dancer, improviser, circus artist and installation artist from Ontario, Canada and now based in the Bay area. He is involved in a decade-long artistic collective exploring participatory de-colonizing performances within polluted watersheds in Ontario. Over the last few years, he has worked with NAKA dance in Oakland, Shakiri and Skywatchers in the Bay Area, Oncogrrrls feminist art collective in Spain, and collaborated with Inuit hunter and designer Paulette Metuq on a project in Nunavut in the Canadian Arctic. He has been learning with the Axis Syllabus community for over a decade and is a biodynamic Cranio Sacral practitioner. He completed an MFA in choreography and is currently finishing a Phd in performance studies at UC Davis. HIs research examines anatomies, body performance capacities, interventions and imaginations in relation to science studies, including the material-bio-cultural tissue called fascia.

$90 with the support of *Emploi-Québec (or $110, non-eligible rate) $20 drop-ins (unless full)
Open to artists of all disciplines / In English
Capacity: 25 people, priority for full week attendance

To book future workshops or private classes please contact me at kelloggio at gmail dot com

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