13 APR 2013
14 Apr 2013
Toronto, Ontario , Canada

AIM Alexander Technique Informed Movement

Two Workshops, Two Days, Two Teachers!
• Free Patterns of Tension
• Recover Your Efficient Effortless Movement

Saturday, April 13, 2013 2-6pm – AIM and Injury Prevention for the Dancer
Observe, inhibit, and redirect! Learn how these principles of the Alexander Technique can support your dancing to prevent injuries and enhance your overall performance. We will work with directing our attention to allow for more ongoing awareness of ourselves, and beginning to free patterns of tension to access our underlying support. We will use improvised solo structures to witness each other dancing. Movement exercises will be taught to engage your imagination and will draw upon your body and mind as inspiration to dance, while applying the Alexander Technique principles.

Sunday April 14, 2013 2-6pm – AIM and Contact Improv
Execute momentum based partnering with greater ease and fluidity. We will alternate between exploring underlying themes from the Alexander Technique and then integrating these directly into Contact Improv dance. Contact Improv exercises will draw on the spontaneous interaction between people playing with weight, momentum, gravity, and intuition. We will guide you to access your core-support, spiral, and multi-dimensionality while dancing. The Alexander Technique enables whole body integration in movement and stillness. Letting go of our habitual reactions allows for greater flexibility in the choices we make while dancing.

SUSAN SINCLAIR is Director of Sinclair Studio where she has maintained a private practice teaching Alexander Technique and the Pilates Method for over 20 years, and has directed her Alexander Technique Teacher Training Program since 2003. After injury in dance training Susan was able to retrain herself using Alexander and Pilates and went on to explore contact inprovisation, aerial dance, Tai Chi Aikido, Feldenkrais and Developmental Movement. Susan has taught numerous classes and workshops in Toronto, and taught in Alexander teacher trainings in the USA, Germany and Japan since 2000. She has presented her work at the last two International Congress of the Alexander Technique in Lugano Switzerland, as well as to her colleagues at Alexander Technique International, both in the US and Europe. Currently, Susan is on faculty at The Houston School of the Alexander Technique and will teach at the Alexander Alliance teacher training program this spring in Tokyo, Japan.

SUZANNE LISKA is a dance artist, teacher, Co-Artistic Director of Flightworks, and Co-Founder of the aLOFT Project. As a company dancer for Kathleen Rea’s REAson d’etre Dance Productions, Suzanne danced in the three times Dora Award nominated “Long Live” and for “Vivid 4”. She has also danced for choreographers Karen Kaeja, Pam Johnson, and Sue Lee, and has performed at Dusk Dances, Dance Matters, Art Whispers, DARK, and Harbourfront Centre, as well as many other venues and festivals. Suzanne teaches professional dancers, actors, high school and elementary school students, and community dancers. Specializing in dance improvisation since 1998, she teaches Contact Improv Dance and Spontaneous Composition (Improv Ensemble dance). Suzanne is a faculty teacher at the Randolph Academy for Performing Arts.

$50/workshop cada/act/students before March 30
$60/workshop before March 30
$80/workshop regular
$90 both workshops before March 30
*Pre-registration required

CONTACT: Suzanne Liska, 416 704-8096, , http://www.susansinclair.ca/
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