Kathleen Rea teaches Contact Dance Improvisation through the lens of the Axis Syllabus; a collection of anatomical attributes and ways of moving that are basically safe and energy conservative. The Axis Syllabus provides accessible information on body alignment and movement practices using physics, anatomy and relevant scientific data from various fields, as a guide. Spiral and wave-like movements can be used used to create kinetic energy and minimize excess tension.
We will explore how waves of kinetic energy can travel through the body and “motor” our movements, and those of others, travelling through and in our bodies in a delightful and enlivening manner. Ample time for labbing and jamming will allow us to integrate skills, intention and new information. Functional and integrated movement becomes the ground from which physical and emotional explorations can grow.
Friday, June 1; 11 a.m..- 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 2; 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m
Sunday, June 3: 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Cost: $180 for all 3 days, $145 for 2 days, $75 for one day (if space is available). Includes lunch each day! Local housing is available for an additional $10-30/night.
Kathleen Rea danced with Canada’s Ballet Jörgen Canada, National Ballet of Canada & Tiroler Landestheater (Austria). Kathleen has taught at School of Toronto Dance Theatre, York University, and Niagara College. She is a faculty member of George Brown Dance, teaching Contact Dance Improvisation through the lenses of the Axis Syllabus. She has choreographed over 40 dance works and been nominated for five DORA awards. Her film Lapinthrope, co-produced with Alec Kinnear, won Gold Award at the Festival Der Nationen (Austria). Kathleen is also a recipient of a K. M. Hunter Choreographic Award and is a published author of the “The Healing Dance” (Charles C. Thomas Publishers). She has a Master’s in Expressive Arts Therapy and is a Registered Psychotherapist (CRPO) with a private practice for the past 15 years. In January 2015 Kathleen became a candidate teacher of the Axis Syllabus. She is the director of REAson d’etre dance productions who produces the Wednesday Dance Jam, the Contact Dance International Film Festival and the Moved by Natural Forces Retreat. Kathleen Rea is also the founder of the Contact Improv Consent Culture Blog and her “That Woman” post made waves worldwide.
Pre-registration is required! To register, submit the form below AND make your payment using Paypal OR mail a check payable to the Mazo Movement Arts Center to 417 Bridge St., Mazomanie, WI 53560. BE AN EARLY BIRD! After May 20, the prices will rise by about 10%…
Date(s) - 06/01/2018 - 06/03/2018
10:00 am - 6:30 pm
The Rumpus Room