Updated: Mar 21, 2021
Hello CRIPSiE Artists and Members,
We are excited to share that our CRIPSiE Choreography Module classes begin this Sunday, March 1, 2020.
Choreography Module Classes
Sundays - 11:00 AM -1:00 PM
La Girandole (8627 Rue Marie-Anne Gaboury #12)
Cost – By donation
March 1, 2020 – Ainsley Hillyard
Theme and Variation
In this class, we will start with some improvisational warm-up games as a group and then move into the lesson of theme and variation. This choreographic tool helps us see movement in different ways and create a huge amount of vocabulary. We will be working in small groups and sharing studies on each variation as we learn about each; Addition, Subtraction, Scramble, Duration, Repetition, Inversion and Retrograde.
March 8, 2020 – Ainsley Hillyard
In this class, we will start with some improvisational warm-up games as a group and then move into the lesson of how to structure your dance. This choreographic tool helps us take our movement vocabulary and put it into a structure. Strictures help us organize our thoughts and amplify what we are trying to say in our work. We will be working in small groups and sharing studies on each structure as we learn about each; cyclical, contrast, climax, musical and improvisation.
March 15, 2020 – Ainsley Hillyard
In this class, we will do several improvisational studies in small groups and perform them for the class. The class focus is to critique and talk about what we are seeing in the studies and how we attach meaning to it. We will be discussing what audiences are seeing, common ideas and images in popular culture and how we need to look past our own biases and see our work through the eyes of others.
March 22, 2020 – Alison Neuman
The Business of Choreography
In this class, we will discuss the business of being an emerging choreographer. Topics we will cover will include renting spaces, contracts, damage deposits, liability insurance, music composition, performance royalties, professionalism, safe space guidelines, choreographer process guidelines and a brief discussion on grants.
March 29, 2020 – Julie Ferguson
Lighting and Stage Management for Dance
In this class, we will provide some information about lighting and stage design to bring your piece to the stage.
* All participants attending the Choreography Module classes will get the first opportunity to submit their choreography piece proposals to be a part of our Choreography Mentorship program before we open submissions to the public.