CYCLES PRACTICE > to Dance like Yourself > first session complimentary
“Deep & powerful”, Maxine gentles one into a mobility energized for strength, ease and imagination.”
For all who move and want to do it dancing. Maxine’s movement technique is a mindful movement-dance training that integrates over 45 years of Dance, Theatre and traditional movement practices. CYCLES lifts us out of our sedentary or repetitive daily action and fills us with breath, energy, flow, co-ordinations, impulse, patterns, alignments, stretch, strength, power, self-expression through individual and group exercises that ENERGIZE and REJUVENATE our natural capacities for movement. It allows for each person to work within personal needs and references.
January 10 – March 3 : Tues 3-4:30 Fri 10:30-12
Register and Drop-ins (sliding rates $15$20$25-pwyc-cada)
at IGAC Studio 103, 180 Shaw, Artscape Youngplace (accessible)
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LED by Maxine Heppner > Evolving since the 1970’s, through dance, theatre, traditional & arts, as well as neuroscience research, Maxine’s dance career has led to her CYCLES approach that does not presume aesthetic preferences, but examines impulse, energy & the expressive natures of mobility’s many forms.
CYCLES is relevant & designed for all bodies & all forms of movement allowing & guiding each person to work within personal needs, challenges & references. Discover, recover & build ease, strength, creative expression & pleasure whether doing highly stylized, technical and-or improvisational dance, with fitness & awareness training simultaneously built in!
The work is ultimately to express your Self as Yourself.
ABOUT MAXINE > Master teacher, performer, inter-medial artist & award-winning creator of large-scale performance (“audacious”) & intimate chamber pieces (“reaching a new state of mind”) in Canada & internationally, Maxine teaches & coaches performance techniques (pure movement & interdisciplinary), choreography, integrated movement-voice technique, Action Theatre & her unique Cycles training. Maxine has been foundation building in performance education since the 1970’s. She was founding head of contemporary dance at the Claude Watson High School for Performing Arts, the Koffler Centre dance school, and award-winning Phyzikal Theatre company, & faculty at University of Toronto, York & Concordia & is guest artist at arts institutions & festivals across North America, East Asia, Europe & Australia. She is known for collaborative projects ranging from intimate chamber pieces to site-specific ensemble works including recent award winners KRIMA, My heart is a spoon, & Moments in Time. Her company Across Oceans Arts facilitates platforms for research & production of arts events linking artists & public across generations, disciplines, abilities & heritages, in Canada & internationally. www.acrossoceans.org