Summer Love In Workshop: Dancing The Present / The Body As Teacher

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Christopher House leads a playful workshop inspired by his ten years of engagement with the dance of post-modern visionary Deborah Hay. Participants will experience a series of encounters with Hay’s tools– offered in the form of questions– for enhancing the performer's agency in the present moment. The workshop will focus on the sensory intelligence of the body, with a particular emphasis on using the visual field as a source for inspiration. The whole body at once becomes the teacher, with time and space unfolding in radical specificity. Be prepared to dive into paradox!

"The body in question is the dance."

Christopher has been in dialogue with Deborah Hay's work since 2006. He has adapted and performed three of her solo scores, performing them across Canada and in the UK. He has helped stage her choreography for TDT and has taught his version of her practice in workshops from coast to coast in Canada. His performance of Hay's The Body in Question was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award in 2013, and his adaptation of I'll Crane For You was listed in the Globe and Mail as one of the top five dance events of 2015.

Although no formal dance training is necessary, a personal physical and/or mindfulness practice will help frame your experience.

Please wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely.


Christopher House is a choreographer, performer, director and teacher. Born and raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland, he joined Toronto Dance Theatre in 1979 and became Artistic Director in 1994. He has contributed over sixty works to the TDT repertoire, most recently Echo (2015) and has fulfilled commissions for many other companies and individuals, collaborations with many artists across disciplines, and made several short films and videos. Christopher's work has toured across North America and to major centres in Europe and Asia. He is currently performing in works by Deborah Hay and with Jordan Tannahill. He is an Associate Dance Artist of Canada's National Arts Centre and a member of Projet b.k.

This workshop is $250!
CADA reimbursable
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By: The Toronto Dance Community Love-In