THE BRAIN AND THE BODY; MAKING CONNECTIONS IN UNDERSTANDING CONTEMPORARY MOVEMENT

THE BRAIN AND THE BODY; MAKING CONNECTIONS IN UNDERSTANDING CONTEMPORARY MOVEMENT  Free Community Dance Workshops
Produced by the Free Flow Dance Theatre Company
Free Flow Dance Centre 224 25th St. W. Saskatoon

Stay tuned for a list of upcoming in-person and online workshops and instructors.

Dancers and creative movers are invited to attend all or any of the Brain Body Connections workshops at the Free Flow Dance Centre.

Requirements
• Participants should be age 17+ or by permission of instructors.
• Male and female participants are both welcome.
• Contemporary dance experience not required.
• Participants should have a basic background in movement and a strong desire to expand their knowledge base.
• Please come dressed to move with warm and cool layers. Note* outdoor shoes are not permitted in the dance centre.

Registration is required. Inquiries can be sent to freeflowdance@gmail.com or check the event page on their website at https://freeflowdance.com/events/

The Program
THE BRAIN AND THE BODY; MAKING CONNECTIONS IN UNDERSTANDING CONTEMPORARY MOVEMENT
Our society and indeed the world is becoming increasingly democratic. Through social media, ideas and issues are put on the table and we are challenged to become our most authentic selves. Our society increasingly values this personal honesty and the arts reflect this. Dance is no exception, but whereas a piece of writing can be edited, movement must be experienced mindfully. Postures reflect emotional realities and movement reveals everything about the nature of a thing, or a person. These workshops are about finding out about ourselves, our physical self and the things that have left a footprint upon us. It’s about using these observations and consequent realizations to experiment in the creative process. In these workshops we look at where movement comes from and where and how we can glimpse and access our essential and authentic selves. We investigate how these processes can generate movement which, taken to the next level might be used in dance, theatre or performance art of any kind. We consider how movement quality is reflective of one’s emotional state and we discuss how this process of discovery can be used as a tool, both on a personal level and in creative and communicative endeavours, to learn, express and share in our human condition. These workshops validate the individual and value the personal.

Thank you to our funders! – Sasktel, Community Fund Intitiative, City of Saskatoon/Sask Lotteries

For more information or interviews please contact Jackie Latendresse at freeflowdance@gmail.com or by phone at 306-665-5998.