We are thrilled to welcome Nostos Collective Dance Association from Toronto, which includes one of our very own, Katherine Semchuk!
This is an open-level physical contemporary dance class. It will involve sequences going in and out of the floor focusing on giving into and pushing against gravity. It will also include some improvisational explorations concentrating on finding the movers physical intentions.
The workshop will work on developing strength, physicality and technique mostly in relation to the floor. It will stimulate the creative mind, bring an awareness to textures in movement and look at finding honest intentions.
Attire: Comfortable Clothing and bare feet
Nostos Collectives Dance Association, founded in 2014 by Jessica Lowe and Olivia Aubrecht, is a socially diverse and inclusive group of emerging contemporary dance artists who have graduated from various training programs and continue to challenge each other’s craft of choreography and performance. Through the assistance of Arts Nova Scotia, Canada Council for the Arts and the Toronto Arts Council the company has grown in the past five years in Halifax NS and Toronto, ON. Nostos Collectives embodies a movement aesthetic composed of raw physicality, floor work, partnering, and inventive use of bodies and space. In creation processes company artists collaborate with choreographer to achieve cohesive works often commenting on current socio-political issues, either through abstraction or narration. In summary, the Collective has worked with a multitude of local emerging artists from the Maritimes and Toronto, it has performed at multiple Fringe Festivals, Nocturne Art Festivals, has held multi-annual independent shows and community classes in both Halifax and Toronto.