Monday, June 14, 2021 at 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Professional and emerging dancers are welcome to attend the online zoom platform based Brain-Body Connection Professional Development Series hosted by Free Flow Dance Theatre free of charge. If you would like and can afford to make a donation to support the future of the company please do! We are pleased to host this series of workshops with the support of the Community Initiative Fund, City of Saskatoon and Sasktel.
Terrill will be teaching on June 7 and 14, 2:30-4 pm MST. Please note you must register individually for each workshop thank you.
Catalyzing Choreographic Innovation:
This workshop uses a game-structure/chance-technique method to stimulate creativity and movement invention. Inspired by the renowned dance critic and writer Deborah Jowitt, who was in turn influenced by the explorations in chance-based creation by Merce Cunningham and John Cage, the process facilitates the emergence of new ideas in dance-making.
The process can be undertaken by a group of almost any size, small medium, or large, and can also be used by individuals.
The workshop will also include some “historical” background, with a brief summary of Cunningham and Cage and the chance procedure process in their extensive music/dance collaborations.
Terrill’s Teaching Philosophy
My desire has always been to empower, inspire, inform, and engage those I teach. I believe in respecting every person’s potential for learning, no matter what their level of skill and experience. Encouragement is far more useful than criticism, in my experience, and judgment is to be avoided altogether.
I’ve been contract-faculty in the York University Dance Department since 2002. I’ve taught contemporary technique, composition/choreography, repertory, performance, physical practices, improvisation, and- a course I designed and had the privilege of teaching for several years before it got canceled due to budget cuts- “Animating Communities Through the Arts.”
I’ve also been on faculty at the School of Toronto Dance Theatre, Centre for Indigenous Theatre, Unionville; Rosedale Heights; and Claude Watson arts high schools. I’ve guest taught at School of Winnipeg Contemporary Dance, Vancouver’s Dance Centre, Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, (Toronto), Sound Symposium (St. John’s Newfoundland), City College of New York, Feet First Dance Company (Garberville, California), Dance Halifax, among other dance and movement venues.
I started a community movement centre, Room to Move, in the Toronto Beaches area where I taught for 7 years. I have been teaching yoga for the last 30 years, and with fellow dance artist, Carol Anderson have presented Movement and Writing workshops in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Ottawa, Prince Edward County.
My teaching has encompassed the professional AND community arenas, and I embrace both equally.
Jun 14, 2021
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm