The three sessions, led by Eryn Tempest, will use structured choreographic phrases as well as open explorations we will look at various physical pathways that help to cultivate physical availibility and ease of movement through dynamic formal shifts. Over the course of the intermediate/advanced contemporary dance class, we will investigate the use of spiral, the side line, as well as rebound in the body.
The class will involve both standing and floor work.
*Knee pads recommended*
August 8, 10 & 11
Muriel Taylor Studio at Ruth Carse Centre for Dance
(11205-107 Ave in Edmonton)
After having trained for many years as a synchronized swimmer in her hometown of Edmonton, Alberta, Eryn became interested in contemporary and modern dance. In her late teens and early twenties she trained and worked with Gerry Morita of Mile Zero Dance and Kathy Ochoa of K.O. Dance Productions, focusing mainly on improvisation, release work, contact improv and a Japanese practice called Noguchi Taiso.
In 2011, Eryn relocated to Montréal to continue her studies at Concordia University, graduating with distinction from the Contemporary Dance/Choreography program in 2017.
Eryn has performed pieces at Nextfest as well as Expanse Movement Arts Festival. In 2016 Eryn presented work in Montréal at Danses Buissonnières as well as Vous Êtes Ici/You Are Here in collaboration with Camille Lacelle-Wilsey. As a creator, Eryn is compelled by questions of presence, risk, and spontaneity. She is interested in the way the body finds solutions, the way it is able to gather and direct itself in response to a variety of sensations and experiences. Her work takes on questions of transformation, trace and memory. She has recently acquired a teaching practice in improvisation at École de Danse Variations in Montéal where she also teaches tap dance to children and adults.
This summer she will be teaching improvisation and advanced contemporary technique at Mile Zero Dance.