Class Description: In this class we will warm our bodies from the inside out, awakening our senses, limbering our perception and relation to space. We will playfully explore the potential ways of inhabiting our bodies to find efficiency and dynamic range. We will work with our experience of the present moment, knowing that what we feel is everything we need.
Beginning with a structured improvisation to awaken our physical curiosities, we will progress through a set of simple exercises to more complex movement phrases. We will work with principles of release-based technique and floor work, slowly finding our feet with an emphasis on finding ease, functional movement mechanics and three-dimensional kinaesthetic awareness.
Lexi Vajda is an independent dance artist who has the priviedge of living and working on the unceded territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. She has interpreted and performed the works of companies and choreographers such as Shay Kuebler RSA, the response., Outinnerspace Dance theatre, The Party, Theatre Replacement, Company 605, Kinesis Dance, plastic orchid factory, Delia Brett, Cindy Mochizuki, Sasha Kleinplatz, Daisy Thompson and Emmalena Frederiksson.Her independant interests lie in investigating expanded notions of dance, peripheral spaces for choreography, collaborative creative practices, and improvisational score making.
*Photo credit: Yvonne Chew