When: Monday, April 27th, 8-10pm
Where: MAX, 6 St. Clare Avenue, St. John’s
Admission: $10 (1/2 price for DanceNL members)
DanceNL is proud to partner with Newman Sound Men’s Choir to present an NL Moves workshop: Body as Storytelling for Male Movers with instructor Lynn Panting.
This workshop will concentrate on dance as an expressive art and will focus on the use of body as a storytelling device. The workshop itself will consist of a warm up, introduction to body alignment and posture, and the individual creation of choreographed phrases based on various writing exercises. The workshop is open to male movers 14 years or older, and is suitable for beginners as well as experienced dancers. Participants are asked dress in comfortable clothing, and will be dancing barefoot.
Lynn Panting is a dancer and choreographer who has been creating innovative dance works for the past nine years. In 2013, she was shortlisted for the Newfoundland and Labrador Art Council’s Arts Educator of the Year Award. Panting has created work for the Festival of New Dance, Sound Symposium, Shallaway, The NSO and Wonderbolt, in addition to producing her own work. Panting is known for creating dances that appeal to a wide audience and she often works with artists from other disciplines to generate a theatrical yet lyrical blend of choreography. Panting holds a Master of Arts in Philosophy from Memorial University as well as a Master of Humanities concentrating in performance, dance and the body.
This workshop is made possible in part by the Wellness Coalition of Avalon-East.
NL Moves is a workshop series by DanceNL designed to expose the general public to many different dance genres while 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.
DanceNL is Newfoundland and Labrador’s first sectoral dance association. DanceNL’s mandate is “to preserve, promote and support all forms of dance and dance activities throughout the province.” Formed in 2009, DanceNL is working towards forging connections between dance professionals and enthusiasts across Newfoundland and Labrador, generating relevant programs and initiatives and promoting and gaining recognition for the province’s rich, varied and vibrant dance scene.
For more information, or to register, please contact:
Project Administrator, DanceNL