LOUIS LABERGE -CÔTÉ
October 15, 16 and 17
Tuesday & Thursday- ELKE
... and $9 Thursdays continue.
Elke Schroeder is a Toronto-based Canadian dance artist. A graduate of The School of Toronto Dance Theatre in 2005, she has worked with Lucy Rupert /Blue Ceiling Dance, Alias Dance Project, TILT Sound + Motion,
Catalyst Dance Company, Lindsay Ritter Dance and with choreographers Jenn Goodwin, Amanda Acorn, Susie Burpee, Andrea Nann, and Daryl C. Tracy (among others). Currently she is creating solo works for her company, One Animal Movement.
Elke’s diverse movement background includes dance of many styles, floorwork, acrobatics, yoga (Octopus Garden Teachers Training and Mentorship programs graduate), functional movement and martial arts. Her greatest influence is the Fighting Monkey Practice, a task-based, longevity-driven practice created by Jozef Frucek and Linda Kapetanea (RootlessRoot). A close student of Jozef and Linda, Elke is a recognized FM instructor. In addition, she owes much credit to her other main teachers for inspiration: David Zambrano (creator of Flying Low), Iñaki Azpillaga (Ultima Vez) and Peter Jasko (Les Slovaks).
A passionate teacher, Elke has taught for organizations such as Spirit Loft (Toronto), Toronto Dance Community Love-in, L’Artère Danse (Québec), the University of Calgary, Movati (Barrhaven), Alias Dance Company (Toronto), YYoga (Brussels), Jane Clapp/Movement for Trauma (Toronto), YMI Dancers (Toronto) and Mosaic Yoga (Toronto). She is still an active creator and performer of contemporary dance and travels her work throughout Canada and abroad.
Louis Laberge-Côté is a Toronto-based dancer, choreographer, teacher, and rehearsal director. An acclaimed performer, he has danced nationally and internationally with over thirty companies and has been a full-time member of Toronto Dance Theatre (1999-2007) and the Kevin O’Day Ballett Nationaltheater Mannheim (2009-2011). He has created over eighty choreographic works, which have been presented and commissioned in Canada and abroad. His work has garnered him a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Choreography, as well as eight other individual and ensemble nominations for Performance or Choreography. He has been nominated for the KM Hunter Award in 2014, 2015, and 2016 and has received several grants from all three levels of government, the Chalmers Foundation, the Metcalf Foundation, the Laidlaw Foundation, and the Dancer Transition Resource Centre. A sought-after pedagogue, he has taught classes and workshops all across Canada and has been recently appointed Assistant Professor of Dance at Ryerson University. He holds an MFA in Creative Practice from the University of Plymouth (UK).
LOCATION & RATES
CCDT | 509 Parliament St. Toronto, ON
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
10:15 - 11:45am
Fee: $12 / class
$110 for a 10-class card.
Take all 3 classes- only $30 (payable on Tuesday)