Workshop Series with Ashlea Watkin


Good Women is happy to present Ashlea Watkin as part of their workshop series. Ashlea will be instructing the following sessions

Lead it and Lag it!

Wednesday May 15 10:00am-12:00pm

Thursday May 16 10:00am-12:00pm

Technique class In motion, Lead and Lag refers to the sequential delay of force that is transferred between two connected body parts. Using internal orientation as a departure point we will focus on efficient patterns of recycling energy as the body spills, recoils, suspends
and falls through space. Simple anatomical references regarding the facial and proprioceptive systems will be
introduced and applied within proposed material.

Intuition and Making a Decision

Friday May 17 9:30-12:30

A workshop for dancers and actors. We will begin with a physical warm up. The rest of the morning will be based around propositions concerning communication, presence and identity. We shall practice and be spontaneous while doing so!


Let it Lag! $20 drop in, $35 for both Wed and Thur

Intuition and Making a Decision $30

Register for all sessions $55

all sessions at Dance Alberta Studios 11205-107th ave
please email with any questions

Ashlea Watkin Bio:

Ashlea Watkin graduated from Grant MacEwan College in Dance and also holds a BFA from Concordia University. A chameleon performer, she has worked with many choreographers in Montréal including: Marie Béland, Dana Michel, Sasha Kleinplatz, Dorian Nuskind-Oder, Michael Montanaro and most recently Amélie Rajotte. A Native of Alberta, Ashlea has also worked with Tania Alvarado and Heidi Bunting. Ashlea weaves an artistic atmosphere from project to project with metteur en scene, Nicolas Cantin. In addition to her roles in Belle Manière and Mygale by Cantin, she will also appear in his next project, Klumzy. Together, the two artists also have developed a workshop for performers entitled: présence, identité et mensonge. Ashlea has given workshops in Brussels, Montreal and will be teaching in Quebec City this coming spring. An avid practitioner of the Axis Syllabus, her class proposes exercises that promote the practice of sound bio-mechanical movements in the body. She also develops her own work as a choreographer. As an associate artist with Studio 303, she recently broke the ice of her new project, Peur du Jour, during a residency at Mains d’oeuvres in Paris.

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