flowmentum with Lukas Malkowski
Harnessing gravity to turn falling into flying, this class aims to build dynamic, reactive movement in and out of the floor. flowmentum is influenced by contemporary dance, yoga, acrobatics and break (breakdance) techniques.
flowmentum embodies science physics principles to flow like water & fly like the wind. Harnessing gravity to turn falling into flying, this class aims to build dynamic, reactive movement in and out of the floor, flowmentum is influenced by contemporary dance, yoga, acrobatics and break (breakdance) techniques.
Jumping between functional improvisation concepts and choreographed combinations, participants will unlock their own dynamic flow and harness the power of their own momentum!VIEW BIO
Lukas Malkowski is a CODA (Child of Deaf Adult), Dance Artist, choreographer, Aquarius, and avid cyclist from Toronto, Canada. Attaining his BFA in Dance Performance at Ryerson University, he was the recipient of Canada’s 2015 Hnatyshyn Foundation Developing Artist Grant for Contemporary Dance. He has worked with Wang Ramirez, Staatsballett Berlin, Sasha Waltz, Peggy Baker, Arcade Fire, Toronto Dance Theatre, Jasmine Ellis, Diane Borsato, Adelheid, Mocean Dance, Naishi Wang and Deaf Spectrum. He has performed in Babylon Berlin, a hollywood feature film (TBA), the Rodeo Festival (Munich), Holland Dance Festival, and Cervantino Festival (Mexico). Lukas has performed the works of Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, and Maxine Doyle, at the Banff Centre, and SpringboardDanseMontreal. Lukas’s choreography is shaped by embodiment, physics, and languages. He has choreographed live performances and music videos for techno musicians LBT and Luke Slater. His teaching practice is driven by social dialogue and physics embodiment using sight and touch. His contact practice with Dana Pajarillaga deals with interrelation, compassion, and non-hierarchical partnering technologies. He has taught in Toronto, Berlin, and Mexico City. He is currently developing his solo installation, Momentum Contingency.
Discover your Qi and playful healing movements with Alison Stark
This workshop's exercises focus on diaphragmatic breathwork, feeling Qi (hands), self acupressure to heal and flowing movements that bring tangible feeling to the term energy.
Qigong is an ancient Chinese self-care healing art that combines gentle movement, breath, meditation & visualization. It is designed to bring awareness to the more subtle energy systems of the body, balance the mind and awaken the spirit.
In taking the time to slow down and synchronize the breath, movement and the mind we can heighten our ability to to feel more, increase purpose and poignancy in the moment with less distraction, even while life is in motion around us.
The exercises focus on diaphragmatic breathwork, feeling Qi (hands), self acupressure to heal and flowing movements that bring tangible feeling to the term energy. Qigong can clear stagnation in the body, relax muscles or an overactive mind and relieve pain. This practice is a discipline of self awareness that asks practitioners to utilize their own abilities to tap into one’s healing potential and reclaim the power of inner guidance.
Conditioning & Cardio with Darryl Tracy
An amalgam of warming up/conditioning, improv, and some set dance class work.
This class is an amalgam of warming up/conditioning, improv, and some set dance class work. The whole class has space for personal interpretation and self care.
Class with Johanna Bergfelt
This class explores total body movement, drawing on both classical ballet and modern dance.
Drawing on both classical ballet and modern dance, this class explores total body movement. Classes begin with barre work, followed by centre work, and ends with traveling work including jumps and across the floor sequences. It is a highly physical dance class.