Guest Instructor Richard Lee


We are very happy to have Richard Lee back to teach our online classes
June 23 10:30-11:30am via zoom
June 26 10:30-11:30am via zoom
Class description:

What are we most looking to find in our dance practice nowadays, given the spatial constraints and inclination for a screen-focused experience of an on-line dance class? Pleasure? Effort? Release? Form? Escape from form? My class is an invitation to pursue any of these elements as you see fit. Starting with task-based improvisation and sensory exploration, we will dance our way into set-phrase work. Spirals, undulations, and pendulum patterns will be emphasized, as well as a sense of line and a conscious relationship with momentum.

Richard is an Edmonton-based performer, creator, and educator. Along with a B.F.A. in Acting from the University of Alberta, he has trained independently in contemporary dance across North America and Europe with a particular focus on contact improvisation and the Axis Syllabus. As a dance artist he has performed across Canada, having worked with M√©lanie Demers, The Good Women Dance Collective, Mile Zero Dance, kloetzl &co, Punctuate Theatre, Pam Tzeng, Cloudsway Dance Theatre, Amber Borotsik, and Troy Emery Twigg, among others. Some of his teaching experience includes two semesters as a sessional movement instructor for MacEwan Theatre Arts, guest instruction in dance improvisation for the University of Alberta’s B.F.A. Acting program, as well as various drop-in contemporary and contact improvisation classes for Mile Zero Dance.