Alanna Kraaijeveld is a contemporary dance artist. Her approach to movement practice and performance is centered on context driven, collaborative practices. She has 20 years experience and continues to be a sought-after collaborator in the performing arts milieu. Notably, she toured internationally with Dave St-Pierre, in productions Un peu de tendresse bordel de merde, Foudres, and Fléau. From 2004-2008 she was a company dancer of Le Groupe Dance Lab under the artistic direction of Peter Boneham. Le Groupe was an international centre devoted to the research and development of contemporary dance. Now ubiquitous in the contemporary arts milieu, the model of ‘the Lab’ was one of the first of its kind, established in 1988. Since 2015, Kraaijeveld is a student of Linda Kapetanea and Jozef Frucek, developers of Fighting Monkey Practice. She represents Fighting Monkey as an *Inspire by FM instructor and shares her knowledge of movement across various communities including dance, theatre, sports, and at-risk youth.
About the class at the Summer School: *Inspire by Fighting Monkey with Alanna Kraaijeveld
Fighting Monkey is an evolving movement practice that prioritizes communication and coordination through play to accelerate skill development. Improvised tasks and forms are employed to determine and stimulate those areas where mobility, coordination, and perception are limited or less integrated. Foundational elements from Fighting Monkey Practice will be offered, namely Zero Forms, Abstract Tools, and Coordinations. Our aim is to expand what is possible : develop breadth of movement, creativity, and individual expression to be applied across diverse contexts and disciplines.
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