Cultivating a Spiritual Practice

Cultivating a Daily Practice
Exploring your movement curiosities of the day

Four Monday Sessions – Sep. 18, 25, Oct. 16, 23, 2023

September 18 & 25 – 10am-1pm – At Drop-In Dance Winnipeg, 1381 Portage Ave.
October 16 & 23 – 10am-1pm – At The Output, 2nd Floor, Video Pool Media Arts Centre, 100 Arthur St.

This is a free and casual drop-in style work/play space.

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About the Sessions:

How wonderful it is to do what we do in community with others! These sessions are an opportunity to cultivate curiosity in our individual practices by exchanging with other movement based artists working in Winnipeg. These four sessions are designed as a flexible work/play room for you as a mover/dancer to explore your ideas, present scores or frameworks to play with as a group, share a movement technique you’ve learned, share a work-in-progress for feedback, engage in a dialogue and connect as a community in a casual and practical setting. Each session will be guided by the curiosities brought forth that day by participating artists.

These sessions will be facilitated by Zorya Arrow, who will shepard the sessions towards the following structure:

10:00am-10:15am Solo warm up and chat
10:15-10:30 Share what you are interested in and make a plan for the session
10:30-11:30 Experiment/share/do/teach/learn together
11:30-11:45 Break
11:45-12:45pm Experiment/share/do/teach/learn together
12:45-1:00 Wind down/cool down/chat

Cultivating the creative spark through togetherness, these sessions are meant to bolster an artist’s practice while building community through gathering in an exchange of ideas.

About Zorya:

Zorya Arrow is an artist of European ancestry, working and living as a dancer, choreographer, teacher, actor, director, filmmaker, advocate, social dancer, clown, and storyteller. She is passionate about working in experimental and trans-disciplinary contexts which include elements of collaboration and equitable access. An example of this is her choreographic work with a mixed ability cast in Antigone with Sick + Twisted Theatre, AA Battery, and The Mariachi Ghost. This summer, she received “Best Performance” at the Gimli International Film Festival for her acting role in the feature film, Arutinae, by local filmmaker Erin Buelow. Zorya is a movement instructor for the University of Winnipeg’s Department of Theatre and Film, and holds an honours degree in Dance from the University of Winnipeg, in affiliation with The School of Contemporary Dancers Senior Professional Program.

YLDE thanks Winnipeg Arts Council, Manitoba Arts Council, and Canada Council for the Arts for their continued funding support.

Research Residency artist Kristy Janvier (Left) and collaborators, photo credit: Leif Norman, 2017

Cover Image – Participants in “Presence Action Support: Movement Workshop with Ali Robson”, photo credit: Zorya Arrow, 2022

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