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January 7 – March 11, 2015: Weekly OSF workshop with Susanna Hood and Meaghen Buckley, Montreal

à La Poêle, 5333 Casgrain (coin Maguire), #307
les mercredi matins du 7 janvier au 11 mars, 2015 de 9h30 – 12h30
Susanna: 7, 14 janvier; 18, 25 février
Meaghen: 21, 28 janvier; 5, 12 février
Susanna & Meaghen: 4, 11 mars

 

Coût: $240 pour la série complète ($20 non-remboursable pour réserver et le reste payable le premier jour) ou $25 pour un cours
Tarif Spécial: $200 pour la série si le paiement complet et non-remboursable est reçu avant le lundi 5 janvier, 2015.

Pour questions & inscriptions: susannahoodhum@gmail.com

L’Open Source Forms combine l’esprit et les idées intrinsèques du Skinner Releasing avec les pratiques en évolution des professeurs. Susanna propose cette méthode en tant que réceptacle principal au cœur de l’exploration du soi créatif par le mouvement et la voix, guidée par la philosophie que nous sommes tous naturellement des êtres dansants et chantants avec une vaste capacité d’expression, que le mouvement et le son sont deux manifestations physiques de notre tout, et que cette physicalité combinée ouvre une porte sur l’expérience de notre être primordial. L’enseignement de Meaghen ajoute le dessin comme outil supplémentaire pour les éléments de base d’OSF. Le dessin est exploré avec une variété de matériaux comme un autre type de mouvement: sur une surface ainsi que dans l’espace. En interaction avec l’imagerie interne d’OSF, l’acte du dessin devient une autre façon pour l’expérience vécue d’émerger dans le monde, offrant de nouvelles perspectives, de nouveaux matériaux, de nouveaux points d’entrée dans la pratique créative.

Cet atelier guide les participants à travers divers états de conscience dans un contexte d’improvisation. Ils utiliseront l’imagerie comme puissant outil de transformation et tisseront ensemble diverses façons de réchauffer le corps, la voix et l’imagination pour créer une physicalité présente et ouverte. Ce cours hebdomadaire de 3 heures regroupera le matériel de base d’OSF avec un travail vocal, de dessin, et d’improvisation.

Puisque le matériel couvert en classe est cumulatif, on encourage les participants à assister à tous les cours ou au moins, de commencer par le premier cours et de poursuivre de manière consécutive (quelques exceptions possibles.) Les cours sont offerts dans un milieu bilingue.

Open Source Forms draws on the intrinsic ideas and spirit of Skinner Releasing expanded on by the evolving practices of its teachers. Susanna offers this method as the main container for an exploration into the moving, sounding, creative self guided by the philosophy that we are all natural movers and sounders with a vast capacity for expression, that movement and sound are both physical manifestations of our whole self, and that this combined physicality opens a doorway into experiencing our primordial being. Meaghen’s teaching adds drawing as an additional tool to the core elements of OSF. Drawing is explored in a variety of materials as another kind of movement: on a surface as well as in space. Interacting with the internal imagery of OSF, the act of drawing becomes another way for lived experience to emerge into the world, providing new perspectives, new materials, new entry points into creative practice.

As an ‘open source’ system, OSF is focused on creative empowerment of the individual and guided by the philosophy that the source of creativity and wisdom is available in each of us. The class guides participants through different states of consciousness in an improvisational setting, using imagery as a powerful tool for transformation, and weaving together various ways to warm the body, voice, and the imagination into a ready state of physicality.

This weekly 3-hour class will combine the basic Open Source Forms material with some vocal work, some drawing, and some improvisation. The material from class to class is cumulative, so participants are encouraged to attend either all the classes or consecutive classes starting with the first class (some exceptions apply). Classes are offered in a bilingual setting.

Susanna Hood

Based in Montreal since 2010, Susanna Hood is a compelling and virtuosic performer in dance and music and was the artistic director of her interdisciplinary performance company hum dansoundart from 2000 till 2013. She began her career as a member of the Toronto Dance Theatre from 1991 through 1995. Independently, she has performed the works of various Canadian choreographers, composers, and filmmakers (including Tedd Robinson, Scott Thomson, John Oswald, Nilan Perera, and Phillip Barker) and has performed widely as an improviser both in dance and music. For over a decade, she has been synthesizing voice and movement into a dynamic practice through which she creates intimate, raw and sensual performance work. Her choreography, compositions, and interdisciplinary collaborations have been presented locally, nationally, and internationally on stage and film since 1991.

Awards include the 1998 K.M. Hunter Emerging Artists Award in Dance and the 2006 Dora Mavor Moore Award (DMM) for Outstanding Performance in Dance for She’s gone away. Prominent nominations include the 2007 DMM Award for Best New Choreography in Dance for her first group work on the Dancemakers company loveloathing, and the 2010 DMM Awards for Best Composition (Nilan Perera) and Outstanding Performance (Dan Wild) for Shudder. In 2008 Susanna was the recipient of the Canada Council’s Victor Martin Lynch-Staunton Award for Outstanding Achievement in the field of Dance.

Theatre credits include Assistant Director/Movement Coach to Jennifer Tarver for both Nightwood Theatre’s production of Sarah Kane’s Crave in 2007 and the Stratford Festival’s production of George F. Walker’s Zastrozzi in 2009 as well as Co-Direction with Jennifer Tarver for the National Theatre School’s production of Edward Albee’s Everything in the Garden in 2011.

Part-time teacher at both the School Toronto Dance Theatre and l’École de Danse Contemporain de Montréal in improvisation and elements of composition respectively, Susanna also teaches improvisation and synthesis of voice and movement through independent workshops in Canada since 2004. In 2010 she was certified to teach Open Source Forms that combines the principles of Skinner Releasing method with the varied and developing practices of its teachers. Since 2012, Susanna has also become a teacher trainer for OSF.