Classes have gone live again
at Scotia Bank Dance Centre in downtown Vancouver
For Continuing Students Only - participants must have previous experience. Not suitable for those who have a challenge with floorwork, level change and weight shifting.
$175.00 for five class session
No refund for missed classes
Function to Expression
Fall Session 2021
Sept 27 to Oct 25 (no class Oct 11)
4 class session
Monday Evenings: 6:00-7:00
Open to all - These classes, taught with a somatic approach, are based on Bartenieff Fundamentals and Developmental Movement. Participants should feel comfortable on the floor in relation to gravity; rolling and weight shifting.
Fee: $60 for four class session
No refund for missed classes
Payment for online class is paid via E-transfer or by cheque (mailed to Donna) only.
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
June 12th, 19th, 26th 2020
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.