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Workshops (Edmonton): Master Class with Sasha Ivanochko – Mile Zero Dance

Workshops (Edmonton): Master Class with Sasha Ivanochko – Mile Zero Dance

Sasha Ivanochko and Aaron Lumley, Mile Zero Dance

Sasha Ivanochko to teach three masterclasses during Dance Crush residency.

Dates: October 5, 6, and 7, 2016.

Time: 10am-noon.

General: $50 for all 3 or $20 drop-in.
Member: $45 for all 3 or $18 drop-in.

The Potent Body: performing and creating with intention, economy and depth.

This three-day workshop with Sasha Ivanochko takes an in introductory look at interpretive and performance tools for a wide ranging contemporary dance practice and artistic visioning.

Each day begins with a brief physical preparation, warming up and opening the energetic channels of the body. Introducing increasingly complex directives, participants gather information pertaining to movement patterning and embodiment. Moving on to ways of doing, ways of seeing, Ivanochko leads participants through movement building exercises and tasks where participants begin looking at intention and specificity in the context of phrases they build. These phrases form the basis for a daily open forum among participants, discussing the function of movement, impulse, body mechanics, movement as metaphor, symbolism, abstraction, and musicality.

Participants will be asked to share one or two personal goals or questions related to performing and/or choreographic development. Whether you are an interpreter, improviser, or are interested in developing your own choreographic practice, realizing the communicative potential of your body in movement will empower your practice and frame your artistic goals.

Check out Sasha Ivanochko and Aaron Lumley in performance October 7 & 8 at Spazio Performativo at 10816 95 Street.

More information at or email

Photo: Sasha Ivanochko and Aaron Lumley, supplied by artist.

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