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Workshop with Alanna Kraaijeveld Based on Fighting Monkey Practice

Thu Oct 31 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until Sat Nov 02 2019

Young Lungs Dance Exchange and Company Link in partnership with Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers are excited to welcome dance artist Alanna Kraaijeveld for a 5-day Workshop based on the Fighting Monkey practice!

October 28 – November 1
10 AM – 12 PM
Rachel Browne Theatre (Second Floor – 211 Bannatyne Ave.)

$100 for the whole workshop
$25 drop-in

The workshop is open to dancers, actors and others interested in movement practices. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Tickets available via the Eventbrite link or cash at the door.

About the Fighting Monkey Workshop:

Improvised tasks and forms are employed to determine and stimulate those areas where mobility, coordination, and perception are limited or less integrated. Here the aim is to develop breadth of movement, creativity, and individual expression that can be applied across many contexts and disciplines.

Alanna’s classes are informed by her ongoing study of Fighting Monkey (FM). FM is an evolving movement practice centered on context-driven, collaborative practices that prioritize communication, intuition and whole-body coordination through play to accelerate skill development.

About Alana Kraaijeveld:

Alanna Kraaijeveld is a contemporary dance artist who has been active in the milieu for 15 years. She toured internationally with Dave St-Pierre, one of Canada’s most sought-after choreographers, in productions Un peu de tendresse bordel de merde and Foudres. From 2004-2008 she was a company dancer of Le Groupe Dance Lab, an international centre for choreographic research, under the direction of Order of Canada recipient Peter Boneham. Alanna is a close student of Linda Kapetanea and Jozef Frucek, developers of Fighting Monkey Practice.

Young Lungs Dance Exchange gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of the Manitoba Arts Council, the Winnipeg Arts Council, and the Rachel Browne Theatre.

Photo of Alanna by Alex Huot.


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