Guest Instructor: Pam Tzeng


Calgary based choreographer, performer, and curator Pam Tzeng returns to teach GWDC Classes

June 25 – 28, 2019 and July 2 – 5 from 10:00am – 11:30am
in the Muriel Taylor Studio at the Ruth Carse Centre for Dance (11205 107 Ave)

The GYROKINESIS® method is a gentle and dynamic movement practice that promotes supple strength of the body and flexibility of the spine. The method incorporates movement principles of dance, swimming, yoga and Qigong. It mobilizes and creates space in your joints and stretches muscles and fascia through rhythmic, undulating, spiraling and circular movements. The approach stimulates the functioning of the organs, nervous system and energy channels. GYROKINESIS® exercises are performed in series and integrated with a specific breathing pattern in a harmonious, rhythmic flow. Coordinating movement, breath and mental focus, GYROKINESIS® offers dancers and movers a holistic approach to training the body in motion – serving to invigorate, expand, ground and bring fluidity to their own physical practice.

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