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Project Five Star – DANCE IMPROVISATION PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP

In Workshops on November 18, 2010 by danceumbrella

An all-day DANCE IMPROVISATION PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP facilitated by Karen Kaeja, Suzanne Liska and Kathleen Rea.

Facilitators will alternate and combine workshops throughout the day teaching awareness, sensory, presence, choice and skills unique to them. The project will culminate in a performance by the participants that draws on the day’s investigations.
Date: Sat. January. 29, 2011
Time: 10 am – 9 pm
Level: Intermediate or advanced dance, improvisation and/or physical theatre skills

Cost
$90 CADA/student
$100 with payment before Jan 15
$120 regular

Limited # of scholarships available

Location: Dovercourt House Ballroom, 2nd Floor- 805 Dovercourt Rd, Toronto
Registration: 416-704-8096 or suzliska@yahoo.com

Facilitators
Karen Kaeja is Co-AD of Kaeja d’Dance with Allen Kaeja, performing, choreographing and teaching nationally and internationally. She has created over 50 works including improvised installations like BIRDS EYE VIEW and Stable Dances. “One of Toronto’s top Improvisers” – Toronto Life and in NOW Magazine’s top ten dance artists as a “champion of contact dance”, she and Allen were the first Contact teachers at Canada’s National Ballet School and for 19 years she has been on faculty at the School of Toronto Dance Theatre. Co-Founder/AD of the Festival of Interactive Physics (FIP), her continual quest for the delivery of an authentic performance, along with physical risk and playfulness, permeates her life and her teachings. Karen was recently nominated for a Dora Award for Outstanding Performance. http://www.kaeja.org

Suzanne Liska is a dance artist and educator originally from Alberta and now based in Toronto. She is the Co-Artistic Director of Flightworks and has danced for choreographers Pam Johnson, Karen Kaeja, Sue Lee and as a company dancer for Kathleen Rea’s REAson d’etre dance productions. Suzanne is the co-founder with Karen Kaeja of the aLOFT Project, an Improv performance ensemble. She regularly teaches Contact Improv dance classes and workshops. Her teaching is informed by her studies with Pam Johnson, Nina Martin, “Viewpoints” approaches, and the Alexander Technique.

Kathleen Rea danced with Ballet Jorgen Canada (BJC), National Ballet of Canada and Tiroler Lande-theater (Austria). She currently dances with the improvisation ensemble aLOFT Project. In 2000 she formed REAson d’etre dance productions to showcase her choreography. Kathleen has created over 30 original works for many organizations including Bravo Television, BJC, Ryerson University, Theatre Passe Muraille and Toronto Dance Theatre. Her recent work Long Live was nominated for three DORA awards. Kathleen is part of the Contact community, founding the Wednesday Dance Jam. She is faculty member of George Brown College Dance and York University and has a Master’s in Expressive Arts. Recently, Kathleen received a K.M Hunter award for her achievements in dance. http://www.reasondetre.com

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