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Workshop (Edmonton): Composition/Creative Thinking with Andrew Tay (Montreal) – Mile Zero Dance

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Workshop (Edmonton): Composition/Creative Thinking with Andrew Tay (Montreal) – Mile Zero Dance


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Andrew Tay (Montréal) will be offering a two-day workshop for Edmonton dancers
Feb 21-22 from 12:30 – 2:30pm at Mile Zero Dance.

Spazio Performativo, 10816 95 St.
Members: $25/class, $45/2 days
Non-members: $30/class, $50/2 days

This workshop is an opportunity to investigate our working methods and unpack our tendencies, realize our habits and name previously unnamed and unconscious interests. Through exercises specifically designed to destabilize personal ideas of “good” and “bad,” we will hopefully provoke new interests in dance and choreography. Prepare to be challenged (in a good way) confused (in the best way) and swim in a maze of conversation and choreography.

Andrew Tay was born in Windsor, Ontario where he attended the Walkerville Centre for the Creative Arts. Since finishing his B.F.A in contemporary dance at Concordia University, Andrew has presented his work in dance venues and festivals such as Tangente, Festival Vue sur la Relève, OFFTA, Festival Phenomena (Montreal), the Square Zero Dance Festival (Ottawa), La Rotonde (Québec City), The Festival of New Dance (St. John’s), The Rhubarb Festival, Summerworks (Toronto) and the Performance Mix Festival (New York). His work has appeared in films, installations and multi media projects for companies such as Moment Factory, Bravo! and Dpt.

Residencies have included the Foundation Jean-Pierre Perrault, Studio 303, The K3 centre for choreographic research (Hamburg), sign 6 (Brussels), Skånes Konstförening (Malmo, Sweden) and Usine C as part of the Third floor project. He has worked as interpreter for choreographers Doris Ulhich (Vienna) and Marten Spangberg (Stockholm).

In 2005 Andrew co-founded (with collaborator Sasha Kleinplatz) the company Wants&Needs danse. Since then, the company has produced the wildly popular dance events Piss in the Pool, and Short&Sweet which take place in non traditional venues in Montreal. In June 2012 the duo choreographed the Cirque du Soleil show Les Frontieres de Pixels in Quebec City and were nominated for a Quebec Notables award in the Arts&Culture category.

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