New this year! Pre-performance workshops!
Planning to attend tonight’s Dusk Dances at Withrow Park? Then join us for a fun traditional West African dance class with the amazing Lua Shayenne!
Tonight at 6:00 pm
Location: Volleyball court on the northeast
side of Withrow Park
Open to all levels, no registration required.
Lua Shayenne is member of Toronto Playback Theatre and founder of the dance company, Lua Shayenne & Co. which presents contemporary and traditional African dance works. She has worked with Bakari Lindsay, Chester Whitmore, Kevin Ormsby, De-Napoli Clarke, Eleo Pomare, Erika Batdorf, Rhoma Spencer, Weyni Mengesha and more. The company will also be presenting its full-length production October 11-14, at the Lower Ossington Theatre. www.luashayenne.com
And join us for tomorrow’s workshop
Martha Randall and Nia – A 16 year love affair!
Thursday August 2 at 6:00 pm
Step into this pleasure-based movement class that explores fitness, fun and self-expression through the Martial Arts, Dance Arts and Healing Arts. Nia cooks the body and the imagination with diverse movement possibilities that are accessible to all levels of fitness. Come pulse, stretch, flow, push, balance and… whoop it up! to the dynamic sounds of musicians Gary Diggins and Yuri Gorbachev.
Martha Randall has been a leader and visionary for The Nia Technique in Toronto and across Canada for 16 years. She is one of two Canadian trainers offering the foundational Nia White Belt Training across Canada. Her dance training at York University and subsequent study of contact improvisation, karate, yoga, butoh, clowning and 5 Sacred Rhythms ensure that her teaching emerges from a depth of very personal experience. Her performance experience with Claudia Moore’s Moonhorse Dance Theatre adds artistic flair to her offerings. Her passion for physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual vibrancy ensures that her facilitation in class and training settings is compassionate, intuitive and precise.
For information about Martha’s 2012/2013a’s 2012/13 Class and Training schedule visit: www.martharandall.com
Check out our workshop schedule for the rest of the week!