Open Source Forms
Mondays Sept 15 - Nov 24 except Thanksgiving
10am - 12pm
805 Dovercourt Rd 2nd Floor
Early Bird : $100 for 10 classes deposit by Aug 15, 2014
Regular Price : $135 for 10 classes
Drop In : $15 for each class
In this workshop we will use Open Source Forms OSF as a framework and a guide. Founded in 2009 by Stephanie Skura as an open-source system, OSF combines some of the intrinsic ideas and spirit of Skinner Releasing Technique with the evolving practices of its teachers. The classes move through permutations of four overlapping modes: hands-on partner studies, movement studies with awareness, releasing checklists, and moving with images in a deep state. Music is carefully chosen to support the material of each class.
The classes guide participants through different states of consciousness and multiple ways of moving in order to facilitate a more dynamic alignment, a releasing of unnecessary holding in the body, a state of deep and receptive awareness, and an expansion of dynamic range.
This workshop is open to movers of all levels as it is possible to work within your comfort level in these classes. OSF is great for anyone in a creative process, people working with or recovering from injury, or those interested in exploring movement and image in an improvisational setting. It blends somatics with dancing in a way that can leave one feeling stronger, more energized, and open to new possibilities.
The class material is cumulative; you will get the most out of the practice if you are able to come to consecutive classes. Having said that, the material is rich and multi-faceted, so it is better to come to one class than none. Experienced dancers and movers with experience in Skinner Releasing or OSF are welcome to drop in at any time. For drop-ins after week 5, please contact Cara firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bee Pallomina is dance artist, performer, collaborator and creator, currently making work for stage, installation and film/video. Born and raised in Toronto, she has worked with numerous independent choreographers, and several dance companies including Dancemakers and Dancetheatre David Earle. Pallomina has appeared in several short dance films by filmmakers Magali Charrier, Michael Downing, and John Oswald, and co-created two films with photographer/videographer John Lauener. Current long-term collaborative relationships include performance and creation with Ame Henderson/Public Recordings since 2005, Saskatchewan dance-artist Johanna Bundon since 2007, Toronto dance-artist Lucy Rupert since 2008 and performative-installation and video with multi-media artist Lee Henderson since 2009. She also has an active teaching practice, and is certified to teach Moksha Yoga and Open Source Forms. Pallomina holds an MFA in contemporary choreography from York University.