MORNING PRACTICE PWYC | WORKING SIDE BY SIDE FREE
MascallDance animator/artistic associate) Alexa Mardon is in residency for a solo work-in-progress.
As part of their residency, Alexa will lead morning practice and open the studio to choreographic co-working in the afternoons. There will be a library available in the space throughout the week.
August 19 - August 23, 2019
This weeklong movement intensive takes place annually at our spacious, high-ceiling'd studio in Vancouver's West End during the third week of August.
The Faculty addresses a selection of movement practices that includes Experiential Anatomy, Technique Classes, and regularly spans other areas of training.
July 8 - July 11, 2019 10AM -1PM WORKSHOP
Wxmb Cxre is a somatic practice in breath, voice and movement founded by Be Heintzman Hope in the fall of 2013. This work stems from physical investigations into how the nervous system is controlled by the breath and how it can be soothed by the body to achieve inner and outer harmony. Techniques practiced under Wxmb Cxre centre an internal dialogue with ones own body that make space for gender fluid notions of birth. Allowing participants to see their movement as something larger than themselves without immediately identifying with it makes space for the senses. Moving away from fixed identity invites the idea of giving birth to oneself many times over. Wxmb Cxre gives voice to the child inside as it involves the excavation of thoughts, memories and feelings imprinted on the body.
April 25, May 23, June 13 & 20
FREE SPACE is free space. Two hours of free real-estate where dancers of all backgrounds, experiences and level are invited to come and use however they see fit. Other than respecting the shared use of the space and the people occupying it, there are no expectations on how you will use this space. There are no obligations, responsibilities, unspoken desires on how you choose to take advantage of FREE SPACE.
This is an experiment on sharing space together. Some questions I have for this experiment:
Do we know how to be together without being told? What different ways can we be together? Do we always look for/rely on a leader? Can collaboration exist without a leader? How do we use the resources and people around us to inform our own decision making?
MascallDance’s BLOOM II is a provocative cinq-a-sept. Casual and playful, this informal showing of dance, wine and comedy takes place on two Tuesdays after work. 5 artists in residence show 5-minute sketches of dance, each paired with a wine. Stand-up storytellers Jennifer Griffin and Christine Lippa interpret the dance for our audience.
April 1, April 8, 2019, 3PM - 6PM
Open to people of all backgrounds, genders, ages, and skill levels.
This class will teach the basics of pow wow dance, starting with some warm up before getting into fundamentals, footwork, and fun moves.
Please wear clothes you feel comfortable sweating in.
March 2nd 2019 12-4pm, March 3rd 2019 11-3pm
It is requested that you attend both days in full
Facilitators: Jennifer Mascall, Zahra Shahab, AJ MacLeod, Griffin Smith. At Nanaimo’s VIBE DANCE STUDIO.
"Have fun, even if it's not the same kind of fun everyone else is having." ~C.S. Lewis
In this movement-based workshop participants explore their creative preferences and how those apply to the way we move through the world, and to the perceptions we have of others. Movement is our first language and offers the purest expression of who we are. We will make these discoveries through playful exercises to great music, sharing food, and busting a move.
January 17th, 24th, 31st & February 7th, 2019 6pm - 8pm
Lara Barclay and Sara Brown lead this therapeutic exploration through the arts, delving into dance, theatre, visual art, writing, contemplative photography, music and voice.
We would like to invite individuals who are interested in self-exploration and creative expression.
The workshop is designed to allow participants to delve deeper into their unknowing self, to encourage play and collaboration, connection to community with an overarching emphasis on self care
January 7,8,9,10,11, 2019 10am-2pm
Open to adults of all ages, performers and non-performers alike.
Susanna Hood offers introductory level Open Source Forms (OSF) material in combination with improvisation structures using movement, voice, drawing, and writing.
OCT 30, NOV 6, 13, 20, 27, DEC 4, 11
Doors 9:45 | Class 10-11:30 | Discussion + Reflection 11:30-12
Drop In Classes.
$5-10 sliding scale. *cash only*
Morning class with XXI: a collaborative group of teachers working to question, progress and expand their teaching practices.
These classes are intermediate-advanced level contemporary dance technique classes, open to everyone. Each class will take a different form, following the lead of each day's rotating teacher. The class will end with a discussion/reflection.