CI on tatami mats - series

photo John Barrett

Contact Improvisation series on tatami mats

Workshops with Catherine Lessard
- Winter/Spring 2014

**PROLONGATION : 2 workshops added to the 3 initial workshops!
April 26 and May 31**

- Recommended to have solid experience in CI and/or dance improvisation. -

All is in all... The work of the contact improviser is a mind preparation and a body auto-revelation through a journey of observation and enthusiasm. Meet the forces, study them directly in your moving body and aline your brain with your incredible always changing reality! This training is intense energetically... it solicits deep connections and cultivates wisdom for self regulation.

Momentum is breath :
Saturday February 8, 2014, from 12 to 4PM.

Respiration and intrinsic rhythms of the body as supports to the moving
experience, and as natural substitutes to control ... 

Macro is micro :
Saturday March 1st, from 12 to 4PM.

The observation of the body-mind's reality as an entry door to acceleration
& release in the space-time fabric ...

Acrobatic is meditative :
Saturday March 22, from 12 to 4PM.

The embodiment of a present and unified self as an origin to enthusiasm, and
as a source for safety in the alinement of forces and weight ...

*New dates*
The Invisible Kinesphere - diving into the unknown :
Saturday April 26, from 2 to 6PM.

Let's open our senses in order to tame the visible and the invisible.
Let's dare diving into the back space!
Here is a video describing this workshop : 

Space is a playground - trios, quartets, quintets :
Saturday May 31, from 2 to 6PM.

Viewing the environment as our main partner, in order to navigate though stimuli,
with mental and physical flexibility. Several group scores.

dessin Élise Auger

Costs :
- Series of 2 (April 26 & May 31) : $80 - $70 if registration before April 12.
- 1 workshop : $45 - recommended to attend the whole series
(- 3 workshops : $115)

Location :
Dojo Shoshin Aikido Montreal, 5445 ave de Gaspé, suite 208, Montreal (Laurier metro station)

How to register? : see at the bottom of this page.

photo Véro Boncompagni

Catherine Lessard transmits the key principles of dance improvisation, contact improvisation and Authentic Movement since 15 years, with the passion and the coherence of a visionary. She teaches and performs in Canada, Europe and the USA. Her unique pedagogy combines scientific sharpness and a profound sense of imagery/poetry, in a deep atmosphere of discovery. She has performed and studied with Nancy Stark-Smith, Zoe Avstreih, Daniel Lepkoff, Nita Little, among others.

Registration modalities

Please reserve, through email or phone at, 514.518.6240 or 450.939.3007.

Then confirm your registration by sending a N/R deposit :

>> throught email interac transfer at (canadian banks), also send the answer to your security question;

>> through cheque made out to Catherine Lessard, sent at 873 Leonard, Ste-Therese, Qc, J7E 2N8, Canada;

>> through Paypal by clicking on the button appearing in the events webpage (write the amount then update);

>> in cash, if we meet before the deadline for registration.

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