Class Description: In this class we’ll play with imagery as a way tapping into our bodies’ deep intuitive intelligence and fluid animal readiness. As the class progresses, we’ll invite the floor to be our partner, practicing yielding, banking, falling, rebounding, and tossing, eventually learning set phrases as containers for inhabiting our supple selves. I invite you to try dancing this class in bare feet, in order to play with an interchange of hands/feet as ways of propelling us in and out of the floor.
Alexa Solveig Mardon is a dance artist raised in and working on the unceded territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. Alexa works with movement, writing and community actions to find expanded definitions of choreography. Alexa's interests lie in embodied and overlapping histories, and collaborative performative processes that invite individual and collective reckoning with the power structures that move through and with our bodies. As a performer, Alexa has interpreted the works of choreographers and companies including Deanna Peters, battery opera performance, Action at a Distance, Rob Kitsos, Daisy Thompson, the response. dance, Sasha Kleinplatz, Benjamin Kamino, Emmalena Fredriksson and Chick Snipper. As a teacher, Alexa is committed to anti-oppressive frameworks, unlearning unhealthy relationships to obedience and power, and creating spaces where autonomy, rigorous play, and selfhood can flourish.