Sasha Kleinplatz leads Workshop


Sasha Kleinplatz brings a decade’s worth of expertise and experience as a professional contemporary dance choreographer, performance curator and teacher to the workshop, Spontaneous composition. Vibrating togetherness. Making everyday.

The three-hour sessions will offer participants time to consider the challenges we face as contemporary performance creators and interpreters. Through a combination of conversation, moving and choreography, we will directly confront our expectations of performance practice and creation. The workshop will lead participants through different types of doing and not-doing, destabilizing personal ideas of “good” and “bad” in the hope of provoking new interests.

The re-think comes out of our desire to:

  1. Practice choreography
  2. Engage in criticality and feedback
  3. Share creative tools and strategies with other artists everyday
  4. Move simply and savagely through these daily practices, we will create an environment where previously un-imagined ways of working and thinking about performance can appear.

Spontaneous composition. Vibrating togetherness. Making everyday.

Monday, January 30 and Tuesday, January 31

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


3 hours/day = $60 for both days, $40 for one day

No Registration required. It’s first come, first served.


About Sasha Kleinplatz
As co-artistic director of the company Wants&Needs danse Sasha works to generate contexts that allow artists to take creative risks while developing new, heterogeneous dance publics.  Sasha is  the co-creator and curator of three performance initiatives (Short&Sweet, Piss In the Pool and Involved), which have had multiple iterations at festivals throughout Canada, and satellite editions of these events have  been presented in Oakland, California, London, and Paris.

Sasha’s choreographic works have been presented at venues throughout Canada and the United States, including Performance Mix festival in NYC, and as part of the Danse Danse series at Place des Arts in Montreal.  In 2015, she was an invited faculty member at Université du Québec at Montréal, where she taught the course Spectacle dirigé which culminated in the full-length choreography L’Échauffement.

Sasha is currently pursuing an MFA in Contemporary Art at Simon Fraser University.