Beginner Contact Improvisation Workshop with kathleen Rea

Saturday, 18 January 2020 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST

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Saturday, 18 January 2020 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST

An introduction to Contact Dance Improvisation
In this five-hour workshop, you will be taught basic skill such a balancing over your partner’s centre of gravity and following momentum as well as an introduction to Jam culture. Taught by Kathleen Rea the founder of the Wednesday Dance Jam.
What is Contact Dance Improvisation?
Contact dance improvisation is a social dance involving touch, in which momentum between two or more people is used to create and inspire dance movements. The dance form is practiced with or without music. Techniques include rolling point of contact, balancing over a partner’s centre of gravity, following momentum, and “listening” with one’s skin surface. Contact dance improvisation is accessible to people with no previous dance training and to people with physical disabilities.
Teacher- Kathleen Rea
Kathleen danced with Canada's Ballet Jorgen, National Ballet of Canada & Tiroler Landestheater (Austria). Kathleen is a certified instructor of the Melt Method (Hand and Feet) and teaches Contact Dance Improvisation at George Brown Dance. She has choreographed over 40 dance works and been nominated for five DORA awards. Her film Lapinthrope, co-produced with Alec Kinnear won Gold Award at the Festival Der Nationen (Austria). Kathleen is also a recipient of a K. M. Hunter Choreographic Award.
Kathleen is a published author (“The Healing Dance”, Charles C. Thomas). She has a Master’s in Expressive Arts Therapy. In January 2015 Kathleen became a candidate teacher of the Axis Syllabus. Recently Kathleen graduated as a Brian Advancement Coach (Pyramid of Potential Method). She is the director of REAson d’etre dance productions who produces both the Wednesday Dance Jam and the Contact Dance International Film Festival.
Location: Kathleen Rea’s home studio in the High Park Roncesvalles area (West end of Toronto)
Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Cost: $75
Size: the workshop is limited to eight people
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Photo: Kathleen Rea and Suzanne Liska

REAson d'etre dance productions

REAson d'etre dance to teach and inspire the public about contact dance improvisation, dance/theatre and the Axis Syllabus through the creation and production of classes, workshops, jams, films, performances and festivals that teach healthy body mechancis and use dance, vocalization, text and physical theatre to express the human condition.

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