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POSTPONED Research Series Workshop: Meryem & Sasha
Fri Mar 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
During their residency at Young Lungs Dance Exchange, Meryem and Sasha are working from and around the theme of the incomplete. During this workshop they will be sharing some of the strategies and tools used in their research and creation process.
Friday, March 27, 2020 from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm at the Drop In Dance Winnipeg – 1381 Portage Avenue. Tickets are $10 and are available at the DOOR via exact cash only- thank you!
Single stall gender accessible washrooms available.
About Meryem Alaoui:
Meryem Alaoui is a dancer-choreographer from Morocco, living in Toronto, Canada. Her work is often an invitation towards a softer, more contemplative and sensorial experience of dance.
A graduate of the School of Toronto Dance Theatre, she has danced for choreographers Amanda Acorn, Peggy Baker, Jennifer Dallas, Karen Kaeja, and Anthony Hamilton with the company Dancemakers, amoung others.
Her choreographic works ‘Sand Body’ and ‘Solo (not solo) Water Study’ have been shown in Toronto, Montreal and Hamilton. She was most recently commissioned to create a solo for principal dancer Sonia Rodriguez, through the National Ballet of Canada’s CreativAction Program and has been been studying Body-Mind Centering® since 2016, with support from the Ontario Arts Council and the Dancer Transition Resource Centre.
About Sasha Amaya:
Sasha Amaya works performance, installation, choreography, and direction. Trained first at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, she holds degrees in philosophy and urban studies, and is fascinated by the ways in which space, place, history, and imagination work together. Particularly interested in the relationship between space, sound, music, movement, and dance, Sasha enjoys regular collaborations with dancers, musicians, composers, and architects. In 2020 Sasha continues to co-lead a WAC WITH ART project, as well as support the Cluster Festival for New Music + Integrated Arts through her role as a board member.
About Young Lungs Dance Exchange’s Research Series:
This residency is designed to support dance and movement-based artists by providing resources towards the research phase of the creative process. Resources offered include: space, equipment, artistic and administrative support, presentations, and a financial contribution. The residency can be tailored to the specific needs of the artist to best support the research. The purpose of the series is to allow for in-depth research, critical thinking, risk-taking, experimentation, collaboration, process sharing, and …play! Artists are encouraged to make bold choices, push the boundaries, and further the practice of dance.