Guest Instructor: Pam Tzeng

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We are very excited to announce that Calgary based choreographer, performer, and curator Pam Tzeng will be teaching GWDC Classes

March 26 – April 5, 2019 from 10:00am – 11:30am

in the Muriel Taylor Studio at the Ruth Carse Centre for Dance (11205 107 Ave)

TO SUPPLE + PLAY: A movement lab exploring the intersections of supple strength, spontaneous re-direction and play. Through improvisations and combinations that move across, in and out of the floor, we will tune into impulse and hold space for the discovery of new sensations and physical possibilities.

Pam Tzeng is a Calgary based choreographer, performer, curator and movement educator. Biologist turned artist, her journey has taken her to create and perform across Canada, Europe, Taiwan, United States and Brazil.

Known for creating visceral and animated performances, Tzeng’s practice integrates tools and perspectives from various artistic worlds: contemporary dance, clown, puppetry, theatre and performance art. Coloured by her identity as a Canadian born Taiwanese woman, Tzeng’s work examines the negotiation between cultural borders and the tensions between traditional and contemporary mores within the Canadian “mosaic”.

Tzeng works as a performer, collaborating with independent choreographers and performing arts companies. She is the co-founder of to the AWE – A series of live art and performance, an active artist producer and advocate for contemporary performance in Alberta and is a board member of the Alberta Dance Alliance.

Tzeng is certified GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Trainer and Yamuna® Body Rolling practitioner. Her professional dance teaching is informed by her bodywork practice, studies of Axis Syllabus and clown.

Photo by Mike Tan