April 21, 2018 10:00AM Workshop



New Dance Horizons and The MacKenzie Art Gallery present SomaSpheres Free Admission - Everyone Welcome Saturday ​April 21 - Monday April 23, 2018 MacKenzie Art Gallery, 3475 Albert St, Regina New Dance Horizons Studio, 2207 Harvey Street, Regina University of Regina Aquatic Centre / Swimming Pool Soma: “The body as perceived from within” – Thomas Hanna Spheres: Interlocking spheres, exploring the interior landscape in the body. SomaSpheres is an inquiry into the moving body through a series of interconnected movement forms toward developing a working knowledge of somatic practices and an opportunity to engage in embodied movement. Led by local and guest somatic practitioners and artists, SomaSpheres offers a fun-filled weekend of experiential learning and exchange focused on the body’s magnificent capacity to speak a myriad of languages. Context SomaSpheres is among several programs NDH are presenting in conjunction with the MacKenzie Art Gallery’s exhibition Re: Celebrating the Body, running January 26 through June 3, 2018. Guest artists Ingrid Baxter, Hannah Dubois and Jeannie Mah, whose work engages the bodies most abundant property, water, are featured in both the exhibition Re: Celebrating the Body and SomaSpheres. The exhibition proposes the idea of a “soma-esthetic”, a conversation that extends SomaSpheres into NDH’s Stream of Dance Festival beginning with the spoken performance Danse avec les Proxys / Dance with Proxies | Olivier Bosson with Fabien Pinaroli. Cost All SomaSpheres mini-workshops are free. Please consider a $50 donation and become a Friend of NDH. Your support will be regularly acknowledged in our print and on-line promotion, while directly supporting SomaSpheres expenses. History Since its inception in 1986 New Dance Horizons has provided space and support for contemporary dance artists with parallel practices in the healing arts, somatics and bodywork. Through our ongoing commitment to somatic research and education NDH consistently invites artists of many contexts to explore their somatic approaches, creative research, and performance, as well as share this activity with the public. A long-term goal of NDH is to develop an International Somatic Creation Centre (Snail Dome Somatics).​ Welcome Susan McKenzie (Scribe) to SomaSpheres Susan McKenzie joins SomaSpheres to observe, interview, and document SomaSpheres. She anticipates with great pleasure a weekend of savouring motion and discoveries with you. Over the course of her 57 year relationship with dance, Susan McKenzie has played many roles, among them professional dancer, choreographer, artistic director, movement educator, rehearsal director, writer, and recently graphic artist and dramaturge. Susan “learns by doing, writes to reflect, remember and understand.” www.susanmckenzie.ca PROGRAM Saturday April 21st, 2018 Location: MacKenzie Art Gallery, 3475 Albert St. 10:00 am – 10:15 am Registration | Robin Poitras Introduction 10:15 am – 11:00 am Johanna Bundon | First Approximations 11:15 am – 12:15 pm Ashley Johnson | Constantly Seeking Softness 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch break | Enbridge Young Artists Studio at the MacKenzie available for your picnic lunch 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm Jennifer Mascall | Heart to Heart 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Patricia Dewar | Energy Medicine Yoga 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Johanna, Ashley, Jennifer, Patricia | Compare and contrast ideas with the day's practitioners Take the chance to visit the First Nations University of Canada 2018 Spring Pow Wow ​​Sunday April 22nd, 2018 Location: New Dance Horizons Studio, 2207 Harvey St. 9:00 am – 10:00 am I-Ying Wu | Subtle Awareness 10:15 am – 11:30 am Traci Kluk ​| Bones to Breathe: Discovering Embodiment through Fitzmaurice Voicework 11:30 am – 12:15 pm Lunch break | We suggest 2 favourites near NDH studio: Café francais and PHOmilu Location: MacKenzie Art Gallery, 3475 Albert St. 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Ingrid Baxter, Erian Baxter, and Hannah Dubois | Artist Talk: An Intergenerational Dialogue in Art & Life & Water 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm Ann Tutt | The Mitzvah Technique and the Alchemy of Motion 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm Natasha Martina | Revisiting our Developmental Roots through Body-Mind Centering® 4:15 pm – 4:45 pm I-Ying, Traci, Ann, Natasha | Compare and constrast ideas with the day's practitioners Monday April 23, 2018 Location: University of Regina Aquatic Centre / Swimming Pool 9:30 am – 10:30 am Ingrid Baxter, Erian Baxter, Hannah Dubois, and Jeannie Mah | Plunge: An Aquatic Experience Note: Please meet at the pool 15 minutes prior to the presentation. Participants are invited to watch from within the pool (please bring your swimsuits) or from dry land (bring your sandals)! For more information on the Stream of Dance Festival, please visit the Stream of Dance website

Accessible: Yes

Cost: free



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