News – October 2021

Open Source Forms & Improvisation Weekend

(bilingual Eng/Fr)

La Poêle studio, #307, 5333 Casgrain, Montréal
Oct 29 – 31, 2021

Friday, Oct 29: 18h30 – 21h

Saturday, Oct 30: 10h – 14h

Sunday, Oct 31: 10h – 14h

Full price – $105; un/underemployed price: $85

Info, registration and payment: susannahoodhum[at]gmail[dot]com

Open Source Forms (OSF) is a fluid expansion of the late American dance artist Joan Skinner’s Skinner Releasing Technique (SRT), developed by American dance artist, Stephanie Skura. Rooted in experiential learning, OSF is guided by the philosophy that the source of creativity and physical wisdom is available in each of us, and can be supportively accessed through the shedding of limiting holding patterns, connecting to energetic impulse, developing agility to navigate and integrate different states of consciousness, and through the use of imagery as a powerful tool for transformation. Sessions employ touch, deep-state imagery, and alignment/coordination-focused physical explorations. If we consider Open, Source, and Form as verbs instead of nouns, we can approach the class as an opportunity for opening; sourcing or resourcing; and un-forming to reform or to find new forms.

Depending on the participants, this weekend intensive will mix basic introductory material with some more intermediate material in combination with improvisation structures using movement, voice, drawing, and writing.

For more information please visit the Teaching page.

Stay healthy, stay fluid.

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