photo by Tonya Ng

Student/ Dancer:  Lada Santic

Only 12 spots available

Payment must be made via E-transfer directly to Donna or by cheque mailed to Donna. 

 

This online Zoom class is for continuing students;  those who have completed Soma Dance Sessions with Donna before are welcome to register. New students are also welcome as long as you have some previous dance experience and are comfortable moving and rolling on the floor. 

Each class begins on the floor moving with Bartenieff Fundamentals and Developmental Movement. The latter part of class explores moving concepts from the Laban Framework to develop personal dance phrases. 

Friday Mornings 10:00am-11:30am

Summer Series:  July 10th - July 31st

Total sessions - 4

Registration Fee:  $60-80 sliding scale *

*reduced fee during Covid 

Soma Dance 

Choreography Walks:  Dancing Alone Together

A Somatic-based Dance Composition Workshop

taught and designed by Donna Redlick 

Three Friday Mornings:

For dancers with some experience

Zoom Classes

June 12th, 19th, 26th  

10:00am-12:00pm

Walking Scores will be sent one week prior to class. 

Sliding Scale Fee:  $60-$80

*This is a reduced fee during Covid Isolation - regular fee would be $140.00.

No drop-in allowed. Students must register for three-week workshop. 

Open to 8 students only.

First come first serve. 

Payment must be made via E-transfer directly to Donna or by cheque mailed to Donna. 

How it works:

Part One: Choreography Walk (Alone) 

Donna sends you dance compositional tasks, along with a dance score, one-week before the online Zoom class begins. Tasks are based on inspirations found from both nature and the cityscape around you. You will put the tasks in motion as you do an embodied walk through your neighbourhood to create short dance compositions based on the 'open' dance score Donna provides. You will need to schedule at least one to two hours for yourself to complete the movement tasks before the group class takes place on Friday morning. Movement Scores and tasks will build over the course of three weeks. 

Part Two: Developing Dance Compositions (Together) Online via Zoom

Bring the 'parts' in process that you shaped from your choreography walk and together we will develop upon them through compositional exercises based around the notion of theme and variation. Sharing and feedback is part of the process to engage students to edit and develop their dance scores. The class is kept to a min of 8 students so that each student has a chance to share their works-in-progess and receive feedback from Donna and other students. 

Part Three (pending/ optional): An Outdoor Sharing 

We may meet outdoors at a designated time and space (after the last class) to share our compositions with each other. This will be decided with the group at the last class. Physical distance and safety measures will be addressed and taken into consideration. 

This workshop is for those who want to explore a committed choreographic process.

 

Students should have an intrigue for dance improvisation and the creative process - with a somatic approach, and be able to work independently in preparation for the Friday Classes.