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Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers
211 Bannatyne Ave # 204, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3P2
NEW DATES ADDED! CLASSES WITH JASON MARTIN AND CHARLIE PRINCE
Workshop: The ability to adapt
The Rachel Browne Theatre
9:30-11:00 am, every Tuesday + Thursday until April 26
$5.00 per class, cash only
April 3- Charlie Prince
April 5- Jason Martin
April 10+12 Jason Martin
April 17 Charlie Prince
April 18 Charlie Prince
April 19 Jason Martin
April 24 Charlie Prince
April 25 Charlie Prince
Born in the mountains of Lebanon in 1991, Charlie is a dance artist currently based between Europe and Canada. As a performer, Charlie has worked with Ballet BC in Vancouver and Compagnie Alias in Geneva. Since 2015, Charlie has been an associate artist with Maqamat Dance Theatre in Beirut. In 2017, Charlie was invited by Marie Chouinard, artistic director of the Venice Dance Biennale to perform in 3 new creations that premiered at the festival. Charlie was also invited to join the APAP Project and is supported by the “Creative Programme of the EU” until 2020. Charlie also holds a Bachelor of Music from McGill University in Montreal.
Jason Martin trained at the École de Danse Contemporaine de
Montréal. He began dancing late in his life, at the age of 21, after
playing hockey for 17 years. After graduating, he worked with
several major Canadian companies, such as Compagnie Marie
Chouinard, Compagnie Dave St-Pierre, Dana Gingras/Animals Of
Distinction, Sylvain Émard Danse and Compagnie Virginie Brunelle.
His recent work as an interpreter includes Daniel Léveillé Danse, Le
Carré des Lombes, Danse K par K and Louise Bédard Danse. In 2014, he presented his first creation Raw in Montreal, which was then remounted and extended in 2016 with Untamed. In 2015, he founded ENTITEY/jason martin. On two occasions, he has been engaged by the École de Danse Contemporaine de Montréal to choreograph for the graduating students. Two new pieces emerged from his work the École de Danse, Us in 2015 and Souffle in 2017.
Also in 2017, he created the piece Falling in collaboration with
choreographer Janelle Hacault. Following this presentation,
Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers awarded him their inaugural
Artist In Residence position for the 2017-2018 season. His new
creation Beyond will premiered at the Rachel Browne Theatre in
Winnipeg in May 2018.
This workshop aims to increase the adaptability of the dancers by
developing body awareness. Guided in a continuous exploration, the dancers connect with each part of their body, makes them mobile, and improves movement in its entirety. Combining somatic concepts and technique, each gesture has origin and finality, and maximizes the physical potential of the dancers. By exploring different systems of movements used in creation, the dancers are challenged at all times. From one state to another. playing on intensity, speed, rhythms, they leave their comfort zones by always reacting with spontaneity. In response to these suggestions the dancers no longer limit themselves and develop new ways of moving. Perceiving and generating movement almost instinctively. As a result, throughout the workshop, the dancers remain stimulated. These principles are reinvested and put into practice at the end of the workshop through the creation of a choreographic phrase. The dancers leave the studio with a greater understanding of their limitless potential as interpreters. The creation lab over several days will allow to carry further research with the interpreters, through the creation of a choreographic extract.