CYCLES PRACTICE > to Dance like Yourself >
Need a Movement Break?…time to take a breath or 2? come just downstairs to IGAC (studio 103) on Tues 3-4:30 or Fridays 10:30-12- ….read on…
Mobility is possible only by being mobile. Seems self-evident but this is the basis of the Cycles method for fitness and self-expression. CYCLES lifts us out of our mostly 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.
Maxine Heppner’s technique is a mindful movement-dance training that integrates over 40 years of Dance, Theatre and traditional movement practices. It allows for each person to work within personal needs and references. > For every person who enjoys expressing themselves through movement. All abilities. For all who move and want to do it dancing.
“Deep and powerful – calling on over 45 years of experience, Maxine gentles one into a mobility energized for strength, imagination and ease.”
Sept 17-Oct11 Tues 3-4:30 Fri 10:30-12 (no Oct1) – dropin – winter sessions tba
at IGAC Studio 103, 180 Shaw, Artscape Youngplace
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Led by Maxine Heppner > Evolving since the 1970’s, through dance, theatre, traditional & science arts, her practice has led to her CYCLES approach that does not presume aesthetic preferences, but examines impulse, energy & the expressive natures of their many forms. The work is ultimately to express your self as yourself.
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 and 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, as well as faculty at University of Toronto, York and Concordia and guest artist at arts insitutions internationally. She is known for collaborative projects ranging from intimate chamber pieces to site-specific ensemble works and festivals across North America, East Asia, Europe, and Australia, Maxine’s recent ones include award winners KRIMA, My heart is a spoon, and Moments in Time. Her company Across Oceans facilitates platforms for research and production of arts events linking artists and public across generations, disciplines, abilities and heritages, in Canada & internationally. www.acrossoceans.org