Thursday, June 21, 2012

Workshop this weekend!

 Exploring your Interpretive Voice
A creative workshop facilitated by Lucy Rupert

Sunday June 24, 2012
11:00am-1:00pm (registration 10:30am)
Moving Art, 125 Anne St. S
Barrie ON
$20 Cash or Cheque
Age: participants should be a minimum age of 15/entering grade 10 in fall 2012


Uncover, challenge and refine your creative process as a dancer or choreographer in a no-pressure environment. Lucy offers strategies for energizing creativity through with your own voice. The workshop will consist of improvisational and choreographed explorations rooted in anatomical and poetic imagery, followed by investigations of Blue Ceiling dance’s repertoire as a route to applying imagery and personal perspective from the position of dancer/interpreter. Lucy endeavours to facilitate the process for each individual, based on their personal and artistic goals.


Blue Ceiling dance’s mission is to plumb the depths of human imagination, connecting disparate ideas -- from theoretical physics to animal anatomy to 20th century literature – all in pursuit of compassionate and provocative exposure of the dark and shimmery bits of existence. We aim for physical virtuosity born of the imagination, weaving the individual perspectives of collaborators into each project. The company is a vessel for creation, production, performance of solos, commissioned works and works of dance theatre, as well as facilitating workshops and classes for professional dancers and non-dance artists. All of the company’s activity is inspired by artist Edvard Munch’s statement: “It is not the chair that should be painted, but how one felt at the sight of it.”


Lucy Rupert is a dance artist, choreographer and theatre performer with eclectic training in dance, music, visual art and history, and a performing career in theatre, dance and hybrid works. She is the artistic director of Blue Ceiling dance. She is a regular performer with the innovative company Theatre Rusticle and has worked with other companies such as Volcano Theatre, Puppetmongers Theatre, Dreamwalker Dance Company, Fujiwara Dance Inventions, Anandam Dance, Circus Orange. She has performed in the works of choreographers Claudia Moore, William Yong, Sashar Zarif, Malgorzata Nowacka, Jenn Goodwin and Nova Bhattacharya.

Lucy is the recipient of a Dance Magazine Editor’s Choice award for her first self-made dance film “The Window”. She has collaborated with indie musician Sarah Slean one three occasions including in the award-winning BravoFact! video for Slean’s song “The Rose”. 

Lucy has received numerous commissions for her solo work most recently for DanceWorks at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto in a work with original music by Sarah Slean.  She has collaboratively made works with Barbara (Bee) Pallomina, Matthew Romantini, and the graduating students of the School of Toronto Dance Theatre Professional Training Program in 2011 and 2012.

Lucy has a B.A. in Dance and Music from the University of Waterloo and an M.A. in History from the University of Toronto. She is currently Chair on the board of the Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists, Ontario Chapter (CADA-ON), and a member of Dance Ontario, the Dancer Transition Resource Centre and Hub 14.

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