Join Michelle Olson (member of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation and the Artistic Director of Raven Spirit Dance) for a movement workshop as part of Gi-nanda-gikendaamin (we’re seeking knowledge), Cole Alvis’s artist-in-residence program in the School of the Arts at McMaster.
Our bodies are a site of inquiry. Through structure exercises and open ended explorations, we will explore the movement patterns that support this inquiry and this will offer us opportunities for expression and sense of well being. This time will be for movement reflection and engaging with how moving our bodies are a part of integrating knowledge and sparking inspiration.
Open to all. No experience necessary.
Items needed – water, pen and paper, dress comfortably, be zooming in from a private/quiet location where you have room to move and lie on the ground.
Michelle Olson is a member of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation and the Artistic Director of Raven Spirit Dance. She studied dance and performance at the University of New Mexico, the Aboriginal Arts Program at the Banff Centre and was an Ensemble Member of Full Circle First Nations Performance. Michelle works in areas of dance, theatre and opera as a choreographer, performer and movement coach and her work has been seen on stages across Canada. She was the recipient of the inaugural Vancouver International Dance Festival Choreographic Award. She graduated as a Certified Movement Analyst from Laban/Bartenieff and Somatic Studies Canada, received her yoga teacher training from Lana Maree at Rizze Yoga Teacher Training and yin yoga training from Bernie Clarke. She is currently teaching at Langara’s Studio 58 and pursuing her MFA in Theatre at UBC.
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