Michael Caldwell (MLC Dance) is hosting/teaching a 5-day research workshop for dancers and actors. This movement-based workshop is focused on un-coveries from Caldwell’s recent full-length work (Factory).
(Space is limited, so please email email@example.com to register, and confirm your attendance.)
“This is an opportunity for me, to deepen my understanding of the movement generating systems at play in my artistic work. I am excited and curious to see how my research translates to a wide range of dancers and actors, different minds and bodies of all types. I view this workshop as a moment to share and exchange, and to learn.”
Each 2-hour session begins with a one-hour movement-based practice – imbued with a constant sense of movement – vibrating, always shifting, bouncing, and circling through space. Breath and eye focus are integrated into a full-body experience.
The latter half of the workshop is focused on the transmission of specific movement-based ideas… refining a ‘way-of-working’, based in the layering of physical and relational tasks, spatial dynamics, and deconstructed narrative.
This workshop is designed for movement-based performers, though all actors and dancers are encouraged to participate. Caldwell is particularly interested in a diversity of performers, with different trainings and practices, different ages, sizes, backgrounds, and abilities.
March 26-30, 2018
The Citadel at Regent Park, 304 Parliament Street
$50 for all five (5) sessions
Space is limited, so please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register, and confirm your attendance. (There are a limited number of pay-what-you-want spots available… please inquire.)
Priority is given to dancers/actors who are able to attend all five (5) sessions.
The venue is wheelchair accessible. (Please contact us, if you have any questions or concerns.)
Michael Caldwell is a Toronto-based choreographer, performer, curator, and arts advocate. An ‘intense dynamo on stage’ (Scene4) with ‘exceptional interpretive skills’ (Globe & Mail), Caldwell has performed/collaborated with over 50 of Canada’s esteemed dance creators/companies, and has worked internationally with Antony Hamilton (Australia), Tomeo Vergés (France), and Sacha Steenks (Netherlands). He has performed across North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. His performances have earned him two (2) Dora Mavor Moore Awards for outstanding performance in dance.
Caldwell’s more recent choreographic work explores the intersection of movement, sound, and visual art in contemporary performance. Caldwell is quickly garnering critical acclaim for his ‘daring and powerful’ (Bateman Reviews) choreography. His work has been commissioned/presented at Citadel + Compagnie’s Bright Nights, dance: made in Canada Festival, Dusk Dances, the CanAsian Dance Festival, Dance Matters, Series 8:08 (resident artist), Porch View Dances, Nuit Blanche, Nuit Rose, and the Toronto Fringe Festival. Caldwell is a two-time K.M. Hunter Charitable Foundation Artist Award finalist.
In his current role as artistic producer for the Fall for Dance North Festival and as co-curator for Kaeja d’Dance’s ‘Wind Down Dance’ and his previous work with Older & Reckless, Caldwell seeks to contribute to Canada’s cultural landscape with curated dance programming of the highest artistic quality. Caldwell is the guest curator for the 2018 Dusk Dances Withrow Park season.
With a bachelor’s degree in film/art history from Syracuse University, Caldwell sits on the artistic advisory committee at Dancemakers.
Upcoming projects/collaborations: Anika Johnson/Indrit Kasapi, Louis Laberge-Côté, Lucy Rupert/blue ceiling dance, Seth Ruggles Hiler, Sylvain Émard, Heidi Strauss/adelheid dance projects, BoucharDanse, Citadel & Compagnie, Kaeja d’Dance, pounds per square inch performance, and Theatre Mada.