Class Description: This class will be energetic and fast-paced, and we will work on approaching it with ease, patience, and a light mindset. Starting with a guided warmup and then moving into phrase material, we will use a wide range of movement qualities and techniques to try to discover new things we can do, and new ways of doing familiar things. We will work in and out of the floor, through inversions, jumps, travelling through the space, and articulating detail. There will be plenty of space for choice-making, and an emphasis on noticing what is happening in the body and in the space in any given moment.
Francesca Frewer is a contemporary dance artist from Vancouver, currently dividing her creative efforts between performing, creating, and teaching. She has performed at home and internationally in works by artists such as Company 605, Future Leisure, Company Saint Genet, Evann Siebens, Daisy Thompson, Anton Lachky, and others. Her work has been presented by various venues/festivals including PushOFF, New Works, the rEvolver theatre festival, The Scotiabank Dance Centre, and PAUL Studios Berlin, among others. Her artistic interests are influenced by literature, critical theory, undermining dominant structures that shape how we move through and view the world, exploring the possibilities of the moving body, and using improvisation to develop strategies to support a maximum of freedom in the body.
*Photo credit: Yvonne Chew