Movement Actors Workshop, class taught by Erin Flynn as a fundraiser Theatre Kingston

Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 10 AM – 1 PM
Rehearsal Hall

Erin Flynn is interested in the intersection of physicality and the creative process. Informed by a variety of somatic, creative and technical approaches, Erin’s classes are a setting for dancers to explore, hone and skillfully transmit the sensations of their bodies moving in space.

Erin’s 3-hour workshop begins with a thorough warm-up that builds strength, alignment and awareness through movement. Shorter sequences drawing on ballet and contemporary vocabulary work the full range of movement, stabilization and the ability to move fluidly through space. Improvisation structures exploring different physical states and playing with group dynamics are also interspersed to help dancers warm up creatively and practice collaborating collectively. Flynn’s class is an intensive warm-up for the creative process and could be called Free Range Movement –for the performer that wants to go everywhere.

Erin Flynn is a contemporary dance artist who has been teaching, choreographing and interpreting professionally for twenty years. She has performed extensively with several established companies, notably Van Grimde Corps Secrets and presented her own choreographic works across Quebec, Canada, throughout Europe and Asia. In Montreal, Erin’s pieces have been presented by Tangente, Studio 303, le Gésu, Les Maisons de la Culture, La 2ème Porte à Gauche and the festivals OFFTA and Vue sur la Relève. As a teacher, Erin teaches technique, interpretation, improvisation and somatic education to students in professional training programs at the National Theatre School, UQAM, Concordia University, Winnipeg’s School of Contemporary Dancers and EDCM and somatic education to adult and ageing populations. Erin is currently completing a Masters at UQAM, where she is researching alternative activities and structures for sustainable dance creation.