Deepening and Research in CI

Deepening and Research in Contact Improvisation

dessin Susan Arnsten-Russell
Summer classes,
with Catherine Lessard

Wednesdays, June 11 to July 30, 2014
(no class July 23)

7:30 to 10PM in June
6:30 to 9PM in July

Where is down?
What is being still? Does it really exist?
Where and how is my attention moving presently?
Is there a recipe for presence?
What do I see, what do I hear?
What is performance?
What is intimate, mysterious, the unknown?
What is autonomy when I am falling?
What is my survival strategy right now?
Does gravity make any difference between me and the chair?
When to dare? What to choose, what to let go? How to compose with others?

This series of classes is an occasion to move those questions, to surpass theory and to explore them with an available and animal body-mind...

Explore the dynamics of weight, inertia, curiosity, space-time, support and composition, in an atmosphere of research.

An opportunity for oneself to grow and listen to the "inner teacher", while being supported by the environment, the group and Catherine's facilitation.

The last 30 minutes of each encounter will often be used to practice and integrate, in a score or a jam format.

photo Céline Babin

Costs :
>Whole series (7 classes) : $120
       - $110 if registration before June 1 -
>5 classes forfeit : $90
>Drop in : $20 (according to availability)

Registration upon reception of a $50 deposit.

Location : UQAM dance department, 840 Cherrier, Montreal (Sherbrooke metro station). Room k-3220.

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 AccesD (Desjardins accounts), write or call to obtain the banking digits;

>> 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).

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