FEELING DANCING

Studio 303

372 Ste Catherine Ouest #303

September 23rd - 28th

9h30- 12h30

professional level

The word metaphor refers to understanding one thing in terms of another. This broad definition includes models and maps, which when we use to understand the body, make a certain order from chaos.  When we think, sense, move and dance-with different models we can feel the emergent particularities. While not limited to, Feeling Dancing will source an array of models proposed by different somanauts, including Thomas W. Myers Anatomy Trains, Gil Hedley’s Fuzz, Philip Beach’s Contractile Fields, Steve Paxton’s Material for the Spine and the Axis Syllabus Community, to launch into dancing. In all of this inquiry, my personal mantra has maintained to be “Remember we are dancing!”  What if we disrupt the ordering authority by layering different models? Or erratically switching maps? Can we purposefully and playfully deconstruct the order to return to a dance of chaos? We will explore together such questions and I will also share some of the ways that I have danced with such questions with repeated loops, short phrases, partnering work and improvisational scores. 

$90 workshop or $20 Drop-ins (unless full)

Registration: info@studio303.ca

https://www.studio303.ca/en/kelly-keenan-mtl-feeling-dancing/

DANCE CLASS

Studio 303

372 Ste Catherine Ouest #303

Thursdays September 12th - December 5th

17h45 - 19h15

Fascinated by how we can sense movement akin to how we sense touch, this workshop explores ways to transfer the tactile experience we get from the floor, touch and each other into dancing through space with memory and imagination. I will propose different tasks, prompts, metaphors and images to guide, layer and shape our experience of a dance. This is a dance class. You can expect to do some somatic exploration of movement ideas, repeated loops of short coordinations, partner-work, very short choreographed dances accompanied by an eclectic playlist of tunes. Dances aim to invite flow, surprise, flight and a glaze of sweat.

$15/class

7 classes / cours - $85
Entire Session 14 classes/ entière (14 cours) - $150

Open to professional and non-professional dancers and movers / Bilingual teacher

https://www.facebook.com/events/1305007362995586/

Registration: kelloggio@gmail.com OR just show up!

French description at Studio303.ca

TOUCHING & TRAINING:  MOVEMENT EDUCATOR'S FORUM

Studio 303

372 Ste Catherine Ouest #303

Monday October 7th -  Friday October 11th

13h30 - 17h00

Facilitated by Kevin O’Connor and Kelly Keenan in dialogue with the invitees and the community, the Movement Educator’s Forum aspires to demystify what the teacher in the studio next to you, or the week after you is doing; to exchange knowledge through practice and generate dialogue between practitioners. The Movement Educator’s Forum chooses a broad theme topic every year and invites movement practitioners to share their knowledge on the topic through their practices.

This year’s forum invites Nita Little, Ivanie Aubin-Malo, Eroca Nicols, Kelly Keenan and more (tbc) to explore the concept of touching.  We ask how does each teacher understand touching in their teaching practice.  What kind of trainings, histories, questions, ways of worlding, sense-abilities, space – times, power dynamics, attentional practices, consenting, co-sensing, and relations cohere in each kind of touch practice? Whom and what do we touch in each mode of training? We begin knowing that touch is never pure or innocent.  What strategies might we cultivate so touch in its multiple forms can be one tool for training and learning?  How might it be (re)configured, or done otherwise or made different for those who demand or practice other modes of touching? Throughout the forum we will collectively catalog diverse ways of thinking through, practicing and teaching with touching. 

The MEF is intended for movers with a teaching practice but welcomes movement enthusiasts who are interested in movement teaching and the topic.

$75 workshop or $17 Drop-ins (unless full)

Registration: info@studio303.ca

https://www.facebook.com/events/374026873495346/?notif_t=plan_user_associated&notif_id=1567180024515500

UPCOMING 2020

Regroupement Quebecoise de la Danse

April 13th - 24th 2020

SENSING BODIES: Dance, Somatics and Research on the Sunshine Coast

with Ruth Douthwright, Kevin O'Connor, Kelly Keenan and Ashlea Watkin

SUNSHINE COAST, British Columbia

May 2020

To book future workshops or private classes please contact me at kelloggio at gmail dot com

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