TUESDAY JUNE 11, 18 & 25
JUNE 11 – Groove n’ Style
Moving by imitation- no chatter just lead and follow for the most part while digging a varied soundtrack from the African diaspora*.
JUNE 18 – Feel n’ Inspiration
Mining your own inspiration and response to a jazz and diaspora* soundtrack. This has you learning short choreographies and adding your own response tags.
JUNE 25 – Licks n Riffs Accordingly:
What does the music tell us about history and tradition? Let’s dig the various jazz sounds, get to know the nature of certain instruments and embody them using short choreographies and modest improvisation structures. Live music
*diaspora: The African diaspora consists of the worldwide collection of communities descended from native Africans or Africa’s peoples, predominantly in the Americas
The average skill level of participants will determine the level of class. This series of classes is based on participants natural groove and connection to music, not technical ability. All levels welcome.
WEDNESDAY JUNE 12, 19 & 26
Sylvie Moquin is a Calgary based dance artist, performer, choreographer and educator. She has received her certification as a Kaeja Elevations (KE) teacher, and is excited to share this exciting method! KE is an approach to partnering where all gender, experience and physique are on a level playing field. Rooted in contact improvisation, KE relies on the architectural structure of two bodies interacting while complimented by gravity, momentum, propulsion, breath and flow. KE has been defined and created by Allen Kaeja, and developed from over three decades of refined exploration and collaboration with Karen Kaeja, both Artistic Directors of Kaeja d’Dance (Toronto). The Kaeja sensorial warm-up process and approach to improvisation has been co-created/developed by both of them. In this workshop, Sylvie will share her new found connections and knowledge of the Kaeja method, explore contemporary partner work, and break down the mechanics to flight. You will work collectively to safely soar through the air! No prior experience required.
DJD June Jazz Intensive – East Edition
June 21-23, 2019
Halifax Dance – 1505 Barrington StSchedule:
10:00-12:00 – Jazz
12:00-1:00 – Lunch
1:00 – 2:30 – DJD Repertoire
2:45-3:45 – Style Study (changes daily)
Full day option
Early Bird: $270 by June 1