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Open Source Forms with Susanna Hood

presented by mascall dance with the training society of vancouver
January 7 - 11, 2019
10am - 2pm
1130 jervis st

early bird rate (before Dec. 10th): $400
after dec. 10th: $500
register here


In this five-morning workshop, Susanna offers introductory level OSF material in combination with improvisation structures using movement, voice, drawing, and writing. OSF, founded by American dance artist and master teacher Stephanie Skura in 2008 is a fluid expansion of Skinner Releasing Technique (SRT), developed as a revolutionary way of learning by Joan Skinner in the 1960’s.

The class is open to adults of all ages, performers and non-performers alike.

About Susanna:
Susanna Hood is a compelling performer, maker and teacher in dance and music and was the artistic director of humdansoundart ( from 2000-2013. Beginning her career in 1991 with the Toronto Dance Theatre, independently she has performed the works of many Canadian choreographers, composers, and filmmakers. She performs widely as an improviser in dance and music, and has collaborated extensively in theatre as a movement director. Her choreography, compositions, and interdisciplinary collaborations have been presented locally, nationally, and internationally on stage and film since 1991. Her work is marked by a dynamic synthesis of voice and movement, creating intimate, raw and sensual performance work.

From 2015-2017 Susanna completed the Pilot #2 of the Research Studios at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels, Belgium with emphasis on the synergistic relations between dance and music. Since 2004, Susanna has been teaching improvisation, composition, and voice and movement synthesis in various institutions and through independent workshops across Canada.

Susanna has been practicing SRT and, subsequently, OSF since 1996 and the work is a foundation of her total artistic practice as an interpreter, as an improviser, as a teacher, and as a creator. She was certified to teach OSF in 2010, and since 2013 she has become a certified teacher trainer of the method.

This workshop is taking place on the unceded and occupied territories of the x?m?θkw?y??m (Musqueam), Skwxwu?7mesh (Squamish), and S?l?i?lw?ta?/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.

More information on the workshop series HERE