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Guelph Dance

2016 Festival Workshops

Inspired by the performances? Check out these two fantastic opportunities to study with our 2016 Festival artists. These workshops are for everyone!

Ice Dance with Le Patin Libre

Saturday, June 4, 9:30-10:45 am
Cost: $20   Pay for the Ice Dance workshop online NOW or phone the River Run Box Office at 519-763-3000.
University of Guelph Gold Ice Rink, Gryphon Centre
149 Reynolds Walk, Guelph, ON

Come onto the ice to learn some of the moves that Le Patin Libre uses in its innovative choreography. Not sure about your skating abilities? No worries…students will be grouped by ability (novice skaters, comfortable skaters, trained figure skaters) so that everyone can participate! There will be ice skates available at the rink, but we recommend that you bring your own if possible. In addition, we strongly recommend that you bring your own helmet.

groupe vertical_photo_by_Alicia Clarke

The Art of Letting Go: a brief introduction to the Skinner Releasing Technique with Julia Sasso

Sunday, June 5, 9:30-10:45 am
Cost: $20   Pay for the Skinner Releasing workshop online NOW or phone the River Run Box Office at 519-763-3000.
Guelph Youth Studios, 42 Quebec Street, Guelph, ON

Open to all ages and levels of experience, this workshop provides an introduction to the Skinner Releasing Technique. SRT offers a pioneering, inclusive approach to moving evolved from a simple principle: when we let go of habitual holding patterns we can move more freely, powerfully, and articulately. We access energy, improve strength and flexibility and awaken creativity & spontaneity.

A considerable influence on leading choreographers, dancers, artists and populations of all kinds worldwide, SRT can enhance any movement style while fostering artistic sensibility and creative unfolding. The workshop will include improvisation, hands-on partner studies, diverse music worlds and image-actions as powerful tools for transformation. It is an experiential and intuitive approach, taking into account the physical body and the energies that move through and around us. For many, SRT is catalytic in their lives with multi-faceted, far-reaching effects. www.skinnerreleasing.com

Layers of comfortable-to-move-in clothing are recommended.

Photos: Julia Sasso, photo by Kenneth Grey (top); Le Patin Libre, photo by Alicia Clarke (bottom)

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