Performance Lab #28 with Gerry Morita

Gerry Morita is bringing the Azimuth Theatre Performance Lab Group a Noguchi Taiso-based workshop.

WHEN: Sunday, May 13, 2018
TIME: 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: in the Citadel Theatre’s Shoctor rehearsal hall. Please enter via the Foote Theatre School doors at the south side of the building. Doors will be open by 10:45 a.m.

Pay-what-you-will at the door. Cash only ($5-$10 recommendation). Drop in! Wear clothes you can move in.

Noguchi Taiso is a form of Japanese release work developed by Michizo Noguchi after World War ​II​ in an attempt to find non-violent ways of moving and training the body. This is very soft, slow work that increases flexibility​, builds new patterns in the body,​ and is like a movement meditation. ​ It is often referred to as “Water Body” and is used by actors, dancers, and butoh dancers worldwide. ​All levels welcome.

Gerry Morita has a BA in Dance from Simon Fraser University and an MFA in Theatre Practice from University of Alberta and has lived and worked in Vancouver, Montréal, and Tokyo as a dancer, choreographer, performance artist and teacher before moving to Edmonton and becoming Mile Zero Dance’s Artistic Director in 2006. She speaks mediocre French and Japanese, and her dances have toured Poland, Turkey, Estonia, Canada, and Japan. Her body of work involves continuous inquiry into new ways of seeing movement, the body, and the spaces between us, with a special focus on community-oriented arts and live improvisation.

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