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Workshop (Edmonton): Self-Preservation and Risk Workshops with Richard Lee – Good Women Dance

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Workshop (Edmonton): Self-Preservation and Risk Workshops with Richard Lee – Good Women Dance

GoodWomen020813September 9, 10 & 11 10:00am-12:00pm
Sugarfoot Sugar Foot Ballroom 10545-81st ave

$20 each or $50 to register for all three!

Richard states: Over the past 3 months I’ve taken several intensives that have piqued my curiosity in a recurring and inescapable aspect of working as a physical performer: self-preservation and risk.

What does it mean to be a risky performer, especially in a physical art form like dance? If we associate risk as a common and oftentimes desirable element of exciting performance, how can we train for it while still safeguarding ourselves? And in what context are we speaking of risk? Physical, social, psychological, artistic?

With these questions in mind, we will be exploring material dealing with energy management (through the lens of basic kinematics and more abstract lenses), aggressive play, and high intensity movement in solo and partnering contexts. Bring a curious mind and body.

Richard Lee

Richard is an Alberta-based performer/creator who works in theatre and dance. Originally trained as an actor through the B.F.A Acting program at the University of Alberta, Richard has since studied contemporary dance across North America and Europe.

As a performer he has worked for a wide variety of dance and theatre companies, some of which include: The Brian Webb Dance Company, The Banff Centre, Alberta Theatre Projects, The Untitled Collective (New York/Sydney), Mile Zero Dance, Dancers’ Studio West, The Good Women Dance Collective, Alberta Aboriginal Arts, Northern Light Theatre, David Van Belle, Amber Borotsik, Concrete Theatre, and the Joel Crichton Emergency. His works have been presented by: Concrete Theatre, Dancers’ Studio West, Mile Zero Dance, the Good Women Dance Collective, The Expanse Festival, the Nextfest Arts Company, Winnipeg and Calgary Fringes, Rapid Fire Theatre’s Improvoganza, as well as Sage Theatre’s Ignite Festival.

Upcoming work includes Proud (Theatre No. 6), Samurai Vs. Cowboy (Chromatic Theatre, Calgary) and the premier of The Antyssey, co-written with Joel Crichton for Concrete Theatre.

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