April 23 – 27, 2018  |  10 am – 12 pm

The technical part of this class will explore physical mechanisms that allow us to reach physical extremes while protecting the body at the same time. Emphasis will be placed on the skeleton structure and muscular chains helping the dancers to find fluidity and freedom in their own movements, and to learn to recycle and save their energy. Metaphors and images will be used to produce or enhance new kinesthetic experiences as well as awareness. The class seeks to combine the specific, physical language of dance with the human emotions and drama that motivates theatre. They will rediscover, explore and use different exercises, framed improvisations, work-in function-of-an-idea, and will be working in pairs, individually or in groups.


Laura Aris Alvarez is a performer, pedagogue and choreographer. Her performing experience includes a decade as a formal member of the well known dance company Ultima Vez/Wim Vandekeybus. Previously, she was part of the Spanish dance company Lanònima Imperial & associated with General Elèctrica artistic collective. In 2009, she co-founded, with Jorge Jáuregui, the artistic platform Ember. For the past seven years, she has been working as a freelance artist developing her own creative practices. She counts several solo works and many collaborative performances.


En aparté, Lunch Talk with Laura Aris Alvarez: April 26 – 12:15 pm


$8 /class  |  Studio Peter-Boneham – EJPP
With the financial support of Emploi-Québec
[To access this rate, the participants have to be Canadian citizens or permanent residents in Canada and currently residing in Québec.]


To register, please contact Daniel Villeneuve at 514 525-1569 or at


Photo: Laura Aris Alvarez © Thibault Grégoire