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Classe ouverte – Fighting Monkey avec Elke Schrœder

17h30 à 19h30
12$/jour membres — 24$/jour non-membres

Maison pour la danse, Québec


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Cette classe est ouverte à tout public! Une superbe occasion d’entrer en contact avec la pratique Fighting Monkey.
☞ Il est recommandé de porter des vêtements couvrant les épaules et les genoux.

Cette classe est déployée en collaboration avec L’École de danse de Québec et la Maison pour la danse de Québec.


Inspired by the Fighting Monkey Practice, we explore task-based movement and how its application in personal practice for dancers is vital for longevity.
In Inspire by FM, solo and partnered task-based movement situations are created and investigated through the use of Fighting Monkey tools, relational partner work and directed improvisation. We cover smart training for instinctual/reactive movement, elastic capacity for power and mobility, how to identity ineffective and inefficient movement patterns/affectations, and how to use partnered training/physical tools/coordinations in order to hone body awareness, shared body empathy and communication.
Through the lens of Fighting Monkey Practice, Inspire by FM: The Floor works with task-based floor-dance skills (crawling/sliding/rolling/falling/diving) via improvisations and set material. The focus is on how to move in and out of the floor powerfully and ease-fully, and on identifying/un-training (potentially) injurious blind-spots/affectations.
☞ Pants that cover the knees and shirts that cover the shoulders are recommended.


Elke Schroeder is a Toronto-based Canadian dance artist. A graduate of The School of Toronto Dance Theatre in 2005, she has worked with Lucy Rupert/Blue Ceiling dance, Alias Dance Project, TILT Sound + Motion, and with choreographers Jenn Goodwin, Amanda Acorn, Susie Burpee, Andrea Nann, and Daryl C. Tracy (among others). Currently she is creating solo works for her company, One Animal Movement.

Elke’s diverse movement background includes dance of many styles, floorwork, acrobatics, yoga (Octopus Garden Teachers Training and Mentorship programs graduate), functional movement and martial arts. Her greatest influence is the Fighting Monkey Practice, a task-based, longevity-driven practice created by Jozef Frucek and Linda Kapetanea (Fighting Monkey / RootlessRoot). A close student of Jozef and Linda, Elke is a recognized FM instructor. In addition, she owes much credit to her other main teachers for inspiration: David Zambrano (creator of Flying Low), Iñaki Azpillaga (Ultima Vez) and Peter Jasko (Les SlovaKs dance collective).

A passionate teacher, Elke has taught for organizations such as Spirit Loft Movement & Yoga Centre (Toronto), The Toronto Dance Community Love-In, L’Artère, art de la danse et du mouvement (Québec), the University of Calgary, Jane Clapp/Movement for Trauma (Toronto), GMD (Toronto), YMI Dancers (Toronto) and Mosaic Yoga (Toronto). She is still an active creator and performer of contemporary dance and travels her work throughout Canada and abroad.