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5 Day DanceAbility Intensive by DanceAbility Master Teacher Michelle Silagy

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Canada's National Ballet School

400 Jarvis Street

Toronto, ON M4Y 2G6

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Learn to provide a supportive atmosphere for people with and without disabilities to explore the joy and beauty of communicating through the language of dance and movement.

DATES:
Sunday, June 24th, 11:00am – 5:00pm;
Monday, June 25th through Thursday, June 28th, 9:30am – 4:00 pm

LOCATION:
Canada’s National Ballet School of Toronto
400 Jarvis St, Toronto, ON M4Y 2G6

COST:
Early Bird: $300 plus HST | Early Bird Deadline: June 16th, 2018.
Regular: $320 plus HST | Registration Deadline: June 20th, 2018.
Cancellation fees: $50.00 (if cancelled before June 17th, 2018).

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Payment required to save your spot. With any questions or to register over the phone call 416-967-6887.

5-Day DanceAbility Intensives teach basic DanceAbility exercises and theory for immediate application by dance educators, teachers, therapists, and dancers, who want to share movement improvisation and/or mixed-abilities inclusive dance in their communities. Participants learn how to present the DanceAbility® method of inclusive dance—a comprehensive approach based on structured movement improvisation. This method is an ideal way for people without disabilities and with various mental and physical abilities to meet on common ground where creativity is based on equality, not on specific skills. DanceAbility dissolves barriers between disabled and able-bodied people and facilitates deep, meaningful communication among practitioners. Inclusive dance helps people from very diverse backgrounds experience the art of being together. The course is open to dance educators and anyone who wants to teach inclusive dance, or who is interested in an immersion in the DanceAbility® method. Students will receive a certificate of completion and a teaching guide (DanceAbility handbook) with over 40 exercises and detailed notes from each day’s material. While many who take these intensives are professionals, non-professionals and people with no prior dance experience are also welcome.

The DanceAbility method has been developed over 30 years, by Eugene dance artist Alito Alessi. He received the Guggenheim Fellowship for this work and his dance company has been awarded National Endowment for the Arts awards and other major recognitions.

The training includes the following:

• Foundational exercises introducing basic concepts of movement improvisation for people of all abilities, based on things that all participants can do;

• How to guide people to be aware of their potential for movement and for communication;

• Movement explorations and games for individuals, partners, and small and large groups;

• How groups can create their own performance work;

• How to lead small groups work in self-directing small groups, to co-shape create short dance pieces;

• Integration of Contact Improvisation Principles,: learning to improvise using physical contact.

For more information please contact Michelle Silagy at MichelleSilagy@gmail.com or

Marla Gold at marlasmessage@gmail.com

Facilitator: Michelle Silagy’s dance work and research of 29 years has been presented in: Amsterdam, New York, the Arctic Circle and Ontario, to include Toronto’s Gardiner Museum where she presented a multi-ability performative event. As a DanceAbility facilitator, Silagy performed at ImPulsTanz in Vienna’s Museumsquartier and at the Cultural Centre Baja. Silagy is one of 10 inaugural Master DanceAbility Teachers trained by DanceAbility Founder Alito Alessi in Uruguay and Mexico City, 2015. Silagy received a MFA in Dance from York University and is a graduate of The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, where she orchestrates: inclusive classes for youth and where she recently instigated WE Dance, inclusive dance for adults, in partnership with the School of TDT and Canada’s National Ballet School.

IMPORTANT: The DanceAbility Teacher Orientation Course5-day Intensive does not make the students Certified DanceAbility Teachers. The license to use the name DanceAbility is granted by Alito Alessi to those who attend the four week DanceAbility Teacher Certification Course directly with him. The students of the Teacher Orientation Course receive a certificate verifying 30 hours of work in DanceAbility; freedom to use the material in their work, to which they must give a different name; and are requested to credit its origin from the DanceAbility method.

Organized in partnership with The School of Toronto Dance Theatre.

Teaching language: English

Photo: Lisa Fleischmann

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