Guest Instructor: Eryn Tempest


Montreal based artist Eryn Tempest will be teaching GWDC Classes

July 9 – 19, 2019 from 10:00am – 11:30am in the Muriel Taylor Studio at the Ruth Carse Centre for Dance (11205 107 Ave).

The class will be an investigation into the use of spirals, folding and rebound to shape and direct momentum. Through a variety of simple and complex phrases we will look at how the body can be organized to facilitate ease of movement through dynamic pathways and how we can use gravity to orchestrate space and time. Borrowing concepts from Contact Improv, Flying Low Techinique, and the Axis Syllabus this class aims to use the body as a marker of rhythm and energy in the space, exploring the use of expansion and release to create texture in falling and spontaneous equilibrium.

Eryn Tempest is a professional contemporary dance artist and educator currently based out of Montreal. She is a certified yoga instructor and holds a BFA in choreography from Concordia University. She has danced for Mile Zero Dance and K.O. Dance Project in Edmonton and for Benoît Lachambre, Project Contrabête, Camille Lacelle-Wilsey, Nien Tzu Weng, and Mathilde Loslier-Pellerin in Montreal. Her work has been presented by Nextfest, Expanse, Vous Êtes Ici/You Are Here, OFFTA and Tangente Danse. She has received support from the Edmonton Arts Council, Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec, as well as the Canada Council for the Arts. As a creator, Eryn is interested in questions of presence, risk and spontaneity. She is compelled by the way the body finds solutions, its capacity to assemble and direct itself in response to a variety of sensations and experiences. Her work engages notions of transformation, trace and memory.