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!
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Class takes place from Monday to Friday from 10:15-11:45 am at 80 Winchester Street, Studio B. *The final open class of the season is Thursday May 2. We look forward to having you back in the 19/20 Season when classes resume!*
Monday April 9 - Friday April 12 - No Open Class
Monday April 15 - No Open Class Tuesday April 16 - Pat Miner
Wednesday April 17 - No Open Class Thursday April 18 - Pat Miner
Friday April 19 - No Open Class
Tuesday April 23 - Saturday April 27 - Workshops with Kelly Keenan
*There is no class on Monday April 22*
Monday April 29 - Christine Wright Tuesday April 30 - Christine Wright
Wednesday May 1 - Darryl Tracy Thursday May 2 - Amanda Acorn
Friday May 3 - No Open Class
April 23 - 27: Feeling Dancing workshops with Kelly Keenan
April 23 - 26, 10:15 - 11:45 AM
Saturday April 27, 12:30 - 1:30 PM
$15 per class
TDT Class Cards cannot be used for these special workshops.
To register in advance, email firstname.lastname@example.org; payment is required to hold your spot.
Fascinated by how we can sense movement akin to how we sense touch, this workshop explores ways to transfer the tactile experience we get from the floor, touch and each other into dancing through space with memory and imagination. I will propose different tasks, prompts, metaphors and images to guide, layer and shape our experience of a dance. You can expect to do some somatic exploration of movement ideas, repeated loops of short coordinations, partner-work, short dances and an eclectic playlist of tunes. I am deeply interested in the artful play and pleasure of dancing. These classes will weave from floor to standing and I hope to leave you glazed with sweat (but not exhausted), smiling and ready for the day!
ABOUT KELLY KEENAN
Kelly Keenan is a Montreal-based dance artist and teacher. Her fascination of the perceptive capacity of the body is reflected in both her teaching and artistic work. As a performer Kelly has danced for most recently in works by Katie Ward (Compagnie Katie Ward) and Adam Kinner.
Kelly is reputed as a teacher. Her workshops “Feeling Dancing” are foremost concerned with the felt experience of dance. Typically there is a blurry border when participants slip from somatic sensing to dancing dances. Strong influences include the Axis Syllabus, Anatomy Trains, Feldenkrais, Material for the Spine among others. Kelly teaches regularly for pre-professional (Concordia & UQAM) and professional dance institutions offering continued training for professional dancers including Studio 303, le Régroupement Québécoise de la Danse, TransformationDanse, L’Artère (QC), The Toronto Love-In as well as abroad and grass-roots DIY workshops.
Kelly’s choreography creatively grapples with the contradiction that dance, as a kinaesthetic practice, is generally performed for the spectator and accessed through the visual sense. Through hybrid forms, she inquires into ways to enfold the felt experience of dance practice into performance — to make dances that you “feel” rather than “see”. Examples include A Practice (2013), a performance/workshop in collaboration with Adam Kinner; Be Still and Know Me (2017), a performance/lecture; and most recently The Direction of Ease (2018), a performance/massage in collaboration with Jacinte Armstrong, Elise Vanderbourght and Lois Brown. Kelly is currently pursuing an MA in Concordia’s Individualized program at the hinge of Dance Studies, Art Education and Anthropology, to continue exploring this choreographic question.
Photos by Emily Gan