WOW introduces people to new things, deepens the understanding of those who already know them, and enables dancers to deepen their existing artistic practice. 

WOW is an opportunity for those interested in working and studying with Jennifer Mascall.

Now in it's 12th year, WAY OUT WEST is MascallDance's summer intensive. WOW is expansive. Technique class is developed through somatic principles. The Yoga class is traditional Hatha Yoga. Experiential Anatomy sessions will focus on the anatomical systems of the body in relation to developmental patterns.

As of 2014, each mid-afternoon we offer an interdisciplinary workshop: 15 intensive hours on pop-up performance with Steven Hill and Jennifer Mascall.

Get a sense of  WOW  from participants HERE on TALK, MascallDance's blog on training and the class descriptions below.



CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:

Technique (Jennifer Mascall)
10:00am-11:30am: Using somatic ideas and multiple physical systems, the class works more internally than visually, grounding and readying the dancer for rehearsal. Developing organ supprt,minternal rhythms, digital-proximal push and pull and sources developmental patterns, it includes stand-up, centre barre through moving across the floor. Live accompaniment. Experience taking class required.

Experiential Anatomy (Jennifer Mascall)
11:45am-1:30 pm: A study in discrimination, touch and hands-on work, we will focus on the relationship of the brain to the developmental patterns. This work enables the performer to be both grounded and visceral at the same time as having the skills to communicate.

Lunch 1:30-2:30

Interdiz Workshop (Theatre)
2:30pm-5:25pm:   Collaborative artists Jennifer Mascall and Steven Hill spend fifteen hours discuss, create, solve problems, merge, and evolve your process of collaborative interdisciplinary work.

Yoga (Jennifer Mascall)
5:30pm-6:30pm:   At the time of the day when there is a lull, warm down and refresh for the next 8 hours.

BIOGRAPHIES:

JENNIFER MASCALL: mascalldance.ca

Jennifer Mascall is a dance choreographer, teacher, mentor and an advocate for the art form. MascallDance (established 1982) is the platform for her works in choreography and allied media. The company offers choreographic and somatic training contexts infused by her studies with master teachers Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen and Linda Putnam.

This season, recent works “The Three Cornered Hat” and solo series “The Outliner” appear in Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Victoria and Edmonton, Mascall’s research in experiential anatomy travel to Body Mind Centering events in Portland and Ghent, Belgium, and Mascall participates for the second year in the 8 Days Colloquium at Gibralter Point, Ontario.

Mascall and her nearly 200 choreographies have received the Clifford E. Lee Choreographic Award (1982), the Jacqueline Lemieux Prize,(1983) a Dora Mavor Moore Award (1983), a Jessie Award (1988), the Canada 125 Confederation Commemorative Medal, the International Woman’s Day Award, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Best Performers Award (The Brutal Telling). Most recently, she has been honoured by the Isadora Award 2015 for her Outstanding Contribution to Dance in BC.

Jennifer Mascall holds a BFA in Dance and has trained extensively with theatre teacher Linda Putnam, as a teacher of Integral Hatha Yoga; she has completed certification as a Body-Mind Centering Practitioner © with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen at The Centre for Body-Mind Centering, Amherst, Mass. 

STEVEN HILL leakyheaven.ca 

is the Artistic Director of Fight With a Stick formerly Leaky Heaven - an experimental theatre ensemble - and has directed each of the company's productions since the formation in 1999.


During this time the company has received numerous awards including the Jessie's Critics Choice for Innovation Award in both 2010 and 2011. With a team of long-term collaborators from a variety of disciplines he has devised both new works and adaptations of classics and follows an interest in devised theatre through rule-based playmaking techniques.

Steven is also a writer and performer, and a member of the faculty at Simon Fraser University's School for Contemporary Arts.

"I appreciate Jennifer's amazingly sharp ability to observe and listen - to discern, and to share what she is aware of directly and clearly, with everyone in the class. With deep gratitude."

"When I started this week, I arrived in pain. Each day my body hurt less and less. I feel like I was able to approach things that I have done so many times in an entirely new way - and it was exciting. I feel like I am leaving with so many new tools and ideas. I have a renewed outlook on performance that I hope to keep exploring."

"An amazing way to push myself out of my comfort zone and lead me somewhere where I did not see the end conclusions. Thank you for the new set of tools - I look forward to discovering and playing with them."

"The concept of body movement speaks to me very well. Like sensing the space, using less energy to do massive movement. I felt huge space in my body and the space outside of me, and the connection, balance, communication, transformation between inner and outer space. I felt my energy flow while moving. I felt an infinite body while moving. It also opens doors for me to do more researching and reading on the mind-body subject."

PRICE (please add GST)
Full WOW: $400
 

Drop-in
Technique: $15
Experiential Anatomy:$20
Yoga: $15
Interdiz Workshop: $50
PAYMENT: By cheque, mailed to MascallDance, 1130 Jervis Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6E 2C7
OR Credit Card
Call in 604-669-9337 or in person for Visa, Mastercard, American Express via SQUARE
OR Cash
Office Hours: 9:30 - 3:00, Mon-Thur.
FEE INFORMATION AND FULL DETAILS AVAILABLE viaadmin@mascalldance.ca
or speak to Andrea at our office (604) 669 9337.
Office Hours: 9:30 - 3:00, Mon-Thur.
 


BIOGRAPHIES:
 

JENNIFER MASCALL: mascalldance.ca

As Artistic Director of Mascall Dance since 1982, Jennifer Mascall expands our preconceived notions of the discipline of dance. Works such as The Shostakovitch, The Light At The End Of The Tunnel May Be Another Train Coming Toward You, I’ll Leave the Back Door Open, The White Spider and Housewerk – all characteristically inventive, insightful, and witty – provoke (re) consideration of the relationship of movement to meaning. Other dances, The Brutal Telling / Traces of E. Carr, What,?, Cathedral, and Make A Dance, consider equally the relationship of words to movement to meaning.

Recipient of the Jacqueline Lemieux Prize, Clifford E. Lee Award, Edinburgh Fringe Ann O’Connor Award for outstanding artistic achievement, and the Canada 125 Award for outstanding community service nationally, Jennifer is a catalyst - founding GRID (1975), a collective for site-specific work; publishing “FOOTNOTES” a collection of choreographic notations; co-founding, with seven independent artists, Vancouver’s EDAM collective (1982), forming MascallDance(1989), among others.

Jennifer is a trained BMC (Body Mind Centering) practitioner and has worked in private practice as a movement therapist. A 30-year practitioner of Hatha Yoga, she is a trained yoga teacher in the Sivananda tradition, having trained in 2004, and more recently, in 2012 in Madurai, India.

STEVEN HILL  leakyheaven.ca

is the Artistic Director of Fight With a Stick formerly Leaky Heaven - an experimental theatre ensemble - and has directed each of the company's productions since the formation in 1999.

During this time the company has received numerous awards including the Jessie's Critics Choice for Innovation Award in both 2010 and 2011. With a team of long-term collaborators from a variety of disciplines he has devised both new works and adaptations of classics and follows an interest in devised theatre through rule-based playmaking techniques.

He is also a writer and performer and a member of the faculty at Simon Fraser University's School for Contemporary Arts.
 


"I appreciate Jennifer's amazingly sharp ability to observe and listen - to discern, and to share what she is aware of directly and clearly, with everyone in the class. With deep gratitude."


"When I started this week, I arrived in pain. Each day my body hurt less and less. I feel like I was able to approach things that I have done so many times in an entirely new way - and it was exciting. I feel like I am leaving with so many new tools and ideas. I have a renewed outlook on performance that I hope to keep exploring."


"An amazing way to push myself out of my comfort zone and lead me somewhere where I did not see the end conclusions. Thank you for the new set of tools - I look forward to discovering and playing with them."


"The concept of body movement speaks to me very well. Like sensing the space, using less energy to do massive movement. I felt huge space in my body and the space outside of me, and the connection, balance, communication, transformation between inner and outer space. I felt my energy flow while moving. I felt an infinite body while moving. It also opens doors for me to do more researching and reading on the mind-body subject."

PRICE (please add GST)

Full WOW: $400

Drop-in
Technique: $15
Experiential Anatomy:$20
Yoga: $15
Interdiz Workshop: $50

PAYMENT: By cheque, mailed to MascallDance, 1130 Jervis Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6E 2C7

OR Call in 604-669-9337 or in person for Visa, Mastercard, American Express via SQUARE

OR Cash Office Hours: 9:30 - 3:00, Mon-Thur.
 

FEE INFORMATION AND FULL DETAILS AVAILABLE via admin@mascalldance.ca

or speak to Andrea at our office (604) 669 9337.  

Office Hours: 9:30 - 3:00, Mon-Thur.

 

WOW 2015 Poster design  Susan McKenzie