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Culture Days will return September 22 – October 15, 2023.
Improvisational Movement Workshop
Date and time
Studio 700, CBC Vancouver Plaza
Coast Salish Territory / Vancouver, BC
Offered in English.
Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.
Improvisation can be a valuable tool to anyone who is interested in embodiment as a practice, especially when a group can share a space of free-play movement. Improvisational work has the potential to activate connections between an analytical brain and an instinctual, muscular body, and something that could resonate with all participants in their own individual experience. Through a specific way of working, one can achieve a specific quality of movement without an imposed expectation of aesthetics or physical ability.
As a professional dance artist, Isak Enquist has been developing an improvisational practice to facilitate various aspects of his work, specifically the transfer or transposition between people of various movement histories and backgrounds. Isak is researching the possibilities of dance in alternative contexts, searching for how it may be accessible and beneficial to any body.
This workshop is designed to be inclusive to a wide range of individuals, ranging in age and physical ability; this work can be a beneficial and informative journey for any body. Every improvisational experiment is inherently different, through all kinds of factors that are brought into the space, therefore every workshop will provide a different experience for those attending, and therefore the feedback and discussions that could arise from this workshop are always encouraged and welcomed.
Isak Enquist is a dance artist living on unceded Coast Salish territories, presently on the Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh, Skwxwú7mesh, and xʷməθkwəy̓əm Nations. Raised in the Kootenays (Ktunaxa) of Canada, Isak began formal training in Shotokan Karate. He began dance education at Simon Fraser University before enrolling with the Modus Operandi Contemporary Training Program. As an emerging dance artist, Isak has performed international tours with Out Innerspace Dance Theatre in 2017 as well as with Shay Keubler Radical System Art in 2018 and 2019. Most recently, premiering new work with Compagnie Vision Impure in 2019.
This event is part of a hub:
Come celebrate our 10th Anniversary! Join us at CBC Vancouver's outdoor plaza and Studio 700 for an all-ages weekend of free performances, workshops, and demos. We will be opening with a ceremony on Saturday, September 28 at 10-11:30 a.m. T...