Join us for a one-time-only, one-day-only Movement and Dance Retreat. Participate in 3 hours of different dance and alternative movement practices, with some of Toronto’s leading instructors.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 12TH
11am-12pm Creative Contemporary Dance, with Ming-Bo Lam
12pm-1pm Inspire by Fighting Monkey, with Elke Schroeder
1pm-1:45pm Lunch Break
1:45pm-2:45pm Arcs and Obliques, with Madeleine Shen Lopez
INSPIRE BY FIGHTING MONKEY- Description
Inspired by the *Fighting Monkey Practice, this session will explore task-based movement. ThisÂ is not a physical “fighting” practice – rather it is a way to work in which we Fight our Monkey minds.Â
Solo and partnered task-based movement situations will be investigated using the Fighting Monkey tools (the Practice Balls), rhythm and coordination tasks and directed improvisation. The physical work will be supported by discussion of the Fighting Monkey approach and how to integrate this work into an existing personal practice. Some of the topics we will cover include: smart training for instinctual/reactive movement, elastic capacity for power and mobility, how to identity ineffective and inefficient movement patterns/affectations, and how to use partnered training/physical tools/coordinations in order to hone body awareness, shared body empathy and communication – and, how we can reignite a send of Play in our training!Â
Inspire by FM is a great complement to any physical discipline. All dedicated practitioners and movement instructors, (including but not limited to yogis, dancers, athletes, physical performers and martial artists), are welcome.Â
*For a fullÂ descriptionÂ of the Fighting Monkey Practice and its creators, Jozef Frucek and Linda Kapetanea, please visitÂ www.fightingmonkey.net.
ABOUT ELKE SCHROEDER
Elke is a Mover. A contemporary dancer and performer for over 20 years, her diverse movement background includes dance of many styles, floorwork, acrobatics, yoga, functional movement and martial arts. Her greatest influence is the Fighting Monkey Practice, a task-based, longevity-driven practice created by Jozef Frucek and Linda Kapetanea (RootlessRoot). A close student of Jozef and Linda, ElkeÂ is a recognized FM instructor. In addition, she owes much credit to her other main teachers for inspiration: David Zambrano (creator of Flying Low), IÃ±aki Azpillaga (Ultima Vez) and Peter Jasko (Les Slovaks).
ElkeÂ leads a practice that is fluid, strong, and creative. She encourages a sense of play, and her teachings provoke curiosity towards revealing our bodyâ€™s intrinsic wisdom. Bringing knowledge from her dance and movement training,Â ElkeÂ is interested in everyone practicing individually/in community, and offering a practice that is both challenging and accessible to all.Â
A graduate of the School of Toronto Dance Theatre and the Octopus Garden Teachers Training and Mentorship programs, Elke has taught for myriad organizations such as Spirit Loft, Mosaic Yoga, Alias Dance Project, Lâ€™ArtÃ¨re Danse (QuÃ©bec), the University of Calgary, GMD Toronto, T.O. Love-in, Caveman Strong (Cornwall), Jane Clapp and YYoga (Brussels). She is an active creator and performer of contemporary dance and travels her work throughout Canada and abroad.
October 12th 2019
Single Creative Contemporary Workshop 11am-12pm Register
Single Inspire by Fighting Monkey Workshop 12pm-1pm Register
Single Arcs and Obliques Workshop 1:45pm-2:45pm Register
Full Workshop 11am - 2:45pm Register
Comfortable clothes that you can move in, bare feet.