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Intro to Choreography & Composition for Non-Dancers
Fri, April 21, 2017, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
Intro to Choreography and Composition for Non- Dancers with Emmalena Fredriksson
In this workshop we will look at practices of choreography and compositional tools for how to engage with time and space, both within the performing body itself and arranging relations between people. We will explore how to create movement phrases, compose a series of gestures and build scenes with multiple moving and non-moving bodies. Through physical actions, sharing of material and discussion we will address social and cultural codes of the body, reading of movement and politics of performing.
This workshop is for anyone interested in choreography and composition. Those curious of -, or practicing performance, artists of other disciplines (music, visual art, interactive art, film), directors and facilitators.
Please wear loose/ comfortable clothing to the workshop.
April 21, 2017 7-9pm
Born in Sweden, Emmalena Fredriksson received her training at Balettakademien in Umeå and at SEAD (Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance) in Austria. She holds an MFA degree from Simon Fraser University and has presented choreographic work, performed and taught internationally with Daghdha Dance Company (IE), Pact Zollverein (DE) and Falmouth University (UK) among others. Based in Vancouver, Canada since 2013 her work has been presented at Dance in Vancouver’s Choreography Walk curated by Justine A. Chambers, The Dance Centre’s Discover Dance Series and at the Audain Gallery. Emmalena regularly teaches at Simon Fraser University, Modus Operandi, Harbour Dance Centre and Training Society of Vancouver. Continuing her research into choreography as a relational practice in the expanded fields of dance, upcoming work includes collaborations with the visual art platform HAUNT, composer Alex Mah and a virtual reality dance film project through a DanceLab Residency with the Dance Centre.