HANNA KIEL & ELKE SCHROEDER
March 26 - HANNA
March 27 & March 28 - ELKE
PLUS, for the month of March, we are offering
a $9 CLASS each Thursday!
a $9 CLASS each Thursday!
HANNA KIEL is from Seoul, South Korea, and moved to Vancouver in 1996. She received the 2018 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Original Choreography for her work, Chasing the Path, Hanna has presented at 12 Minutes Max, PlanB Singles and solos Festival, Dancing on the Edge Festival and Pulse at the Scotiabank Dance Centre in Vancouver. In 2007, she collaborated with Yoko Ono as a dancer and choreographer at the Centre A.
Since moving to Toronto in 2008, Hanna has continued choreographing for: Rosedale Heights School of the Arts, Conteur Dance Academy, George Brown Dance, Ryerson Dances, School of Toronto Dance Theatre, Kenny Pearl’s Emerging Artist Intensive, IGNITE, ProArteDanza, Ballet Jörgen, Alias Dance Project, The National Ballet of Canada, Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, Toronto Dance Theatre and Decidedly Jazz Danceworks in Calgary. In 2012 she won Northwest Dance Project’s “Pretty Creatives” international choreographic competition. She was an E-choreographer in 2015 for Springboard Danse Montreal. Hanna is the artistic director of Human Body Expression and one of the founders of “The Garage” dance development and exchange collective group.
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.
Inspire by Fighting Monkey with Elke: The Floor
This combo workshop is a deep-dive into task-based movement training. Inspired by the **Fighting Monkey Practice, we explore task-based movement and how its application in personal practice for dancers is vital for longevity.
In Inspire by FM, solo and partnered task-based movement situations are created and investigated through the use of Fighting Monkey tools, relational partner work and directed improvisation. We cover smart training for instinctual/reactive movement, elastic capacity for power and mobility, how to identity ineffective and inefficient movement patterns/affectations, and how to use partnered training/physical tools/coordinations in order to hone body awareness, shared body empathy and communication.
Through the lens of Fighting Monkey Practice, Inspire by FM: The Floor works with task-based floor-dance skills (crawling/sliding/rolling/falling/diving) via improvisations and set material. The focus is on how to move in and out of the floor powerfully and ease-fully, and on identifying/un-training (potentially) injurious blind-spots/affectations. The classes culminate in a floor-based choreography.
*Pants that cover the knees and shirts that cover the shoulders are recommended.