Alanna Kraaijeveld

Alanna Kraaijeveld | EDCM

Coordination, Improvisation, Limitation, Power

Alanna Kraaijeveld is a contemporary dance artist who has been active in the milieu for 15 years. She toured internationally with Dave St-Pierre, one of Canada's most sought-after choreographers, in productions Un peu de tendresse bordel de merde, and Foudres. From 2004 to 2008, she was a company dancer of Le Groupe Dance Lab, an international centre for choreographic research, under the direction of Order of Canada recipient Peter Boneham. Alanna is a close student of Linda Kapetanea and Jozef Frucek, developers of Fighting Monkey Practice.  
As performer, teacher and improvisor, her collaborations have been diverse and numerous. Artists and organizations include Marie Claire Forté, Modus Operandi, École supérieure d’art dramatique (Paris), Justine Chambers, Yves Charuest, Company 605, Studio 303, Stella Adler Studio of Acting (NYC), Opéra de Québec, William Parker, Louise Bédard, Frédérick Gravel, among others.
Alanna shares her knowledge of movement across various communities including dance, theatre, sports, and at-risk youth.  She holds a Master of Arts degree in Professional Practice (Dance Technique Pedagogy).
About the workshop:

This class is informed by my encounters with Fighting Monkey Practice (FM).  FM is an evolving movement practice centered on context driven, collaborative practices that harness intuition and whole-body coordination through play to accelerate skill development.  Tasks and forms will be employed to determine and stimulate those areas where mobility, coordination, and perception are limited or less integrated.  Here the aim is to develop breadth of movement, creativity, and individual expression that are not linked to any particular aesthetic.

Professional dancers can attend this class.


Photo: Alex Huot

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