News posts dated Jan. 2013

NL Moves February Re-scheduled for April

RE-SCHEDULED!

ATTENTION
DUE TO WEATHER NL MOVES FEBRUARY – BUTOH INSPIRED MOVEMENT WITH LISA PORTER – HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY APRIL 7 from 6 to 8 PM

NL Moves February
Butoh Inspired Movement
with Lisa Porter
SUNDAY APRIL 7 FROM 6 TO 8 PM
Vanda Maunder Dance Studio
59 Farm Road, Brigus

Using vocabulary drawn from the modern Japanese dance form Butoh, students will explore what it means to be present in the body. This is a meditative, non- judgmental movement process open to all skill levels. Students should dress in comfortable clothes. (Sweat pants or yoga pants, t-shirt, sweater)

Lisa Porter is a Multidisciplinary artist who works in film and on stage. She has taken instruction with Butoh artists Denise Fujiwara and Jocelyne Montpetit and will share some of what she has learned in this workshop.

NL Moves is a monthly workshop series by DanceNL  designed to offer professional development opportunities to the dance community while exposing the general public to many different dance genres and promoting wellness and physical activity. NL Moves workshops are led by DanceNL members and highlight some of the amazing work and skills of the dancers and movers of the province. NL Moves workshops are happening every month throughout Newfoundland until May, 2013.

CAASP Survey for Parents

DanceNL is happy to be partnering with new The Canadian Active After School Partnership (CAASP). CAASP has been designed to increase healthy living opportunities during the after-school time period. CAASP wants to better understand how children between 5 and 17 years of age spend their time after school in the 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm time period.  It would be very helpful if parents and caregivers complete this 10 minute survey to help us learn more about this topic.  CAASP wants to know how children spend their time after school; what parents think about after school programs that their children are now in; and what children who are not in after school programming do during this time period.

By taking the survey you qualify for a chance to win a $150 Sports Chek Gift Certificate!

DanceNL on CBC

DanceNL members have been on the radio lately! Two DanceNL related interviews are now online on the CBC website and are available as podcasts.

DanceNL President Kristin Harris Walsh speaks with Mack Furlong of Weekend Arts Magazine looking back on the year in dance.

Kristin Harris Walsh on Weekend Arts Magazine

Earlier in the month Mack spoke with dancer/choreographer Robyn Breen about her dance career and about the NL Moves workshop she presented in December. Robyn, currently studying in Toronto, has worked with choreographers such as Debra Brown of Cirque du Soleil fame, Danny Grossman, and Heidi Strauss.

Robyn Breen on Weekend Arts Magazine

 

 

 

 

 

NL Moves January

NL Moves January – HoopFit with Cindy Butt

January 5, from 3 to 5 PM

Bishop Field School, Bond Street, St. John’s.

This workshop will introduce participants to the basics of hooping technique and to hooping for fitness. There will be an energetic warm-up  followed by instruction on Hooping & Toning combos using body weight with & without the hoop. The class will end with a relaxing cool down and stretching with the hoop. Please wear fitted clothing and indoor sneakers. Bring your hoop and if you don’t have one there will be hoops on site!

NL Moves is a monthly workshop series by DanceNL  designed to provide professional development opportunities to the dance community while exposing the general public to many different dance genres and promoting wellness and physical activity. NL Moves workshops are led by DanceNL members and highlight some of the amazing work and skills of the dancers and movers of the province. NL Moves workshops are happening every month throughout Newfoundland until May, 2013. For more information email DanceNL info@dancenl.ca

NL Moves is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts