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open CLASSES

TDT encourages the ongoing professional development of dancers, choreographers and others artists from Toronto, across Canada and abroad. We are pleased to offer open professional classes with our company for the drop in rate of $10 per class (cash preferred). Space is limited. Class times and teachers subject to change. Ask about company cards - 5 classes for $45!
Questions? Email info@tdt.org

UPCOMING CLASSES

Class takes place Monday to Friday from 10:15-11:45 am at 80 Winchester Street, Studio B.
Class schedule: November 19 - January 11
(Note: TDT will be closed from December 24 - January 4)

Dec. 3, 4, 12 - Johanna Bergfeldt Dec. 6, 17, 21- Christopher House
Dec. 5, 10, 18, 20 - Pat Miner Dec. 11, 14- Christine Wright
Dec. 19 - Yuichiro Inoue Dec. 13- Pulga Muchochoma

Jan. 7, 8, 9, 10,11 (Jeanine Durning; see below)

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!

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January 7-11: Jeanine Durning leads Open Class

The week of January 7th, Jeanine Durning (creator of January’s This Shape, We Are In) will lead Open Class. Space is limited: info@tdt.org to pre-register for single classes or full week. Class price is $15. Payment will be collected on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Doing what it takes: purposeful purposelessness of daily practice

The meaning of our effort is not always self-evident. This is a movement research class that accepts that the meaning of our effort is in the exercising of it. This daily movement practice draws on, borrows from and appropriates multiple sources and seemingly disparate forms to approach the nuanced ecologies of who we are and what we can imagine ourselves to be. Release techniques, developmental movement studies, Ideokinesis, Contact, Kundalini, Qigong, shaking, tapping, turning, and serious play are just some of the terrain we'll move through. We will bring all of who we are and what we can possibly bring to bear to be critical
movers, radical problem-solvers, creative decision-makers, embodied philosophers, somatic inquirers, psycho-social experimentalists, time travelers, space invaders and perceptual gymnasts. Whether you take class to warm up or wake up, stand up or lie down, to move or be moved, to hone attention or intention, we can come together to question and challenge through practice this form, that's still forming, called dance.

- Jeanine Durning