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expandance in Vancouver, B.C. August 2nd!

Good news, everyone!
 
After Ireland, India, New York, and Costa Rica, 
expandance is coming to Canada for the first time! I’m super excited to visit Canada 🙂 And super excited to share this workshop – I’ve had great success with both professional dancers and complete non-dancers with this work. Here are the deets:
 
1 day workshop in Vancouver, B.C.
 
Saturday August 2nd 2014
10am – 4.30pm
Location: Centro Flamenco, 102 – 2083 Alma St., Vancouver, British Columbia
 
Early bird special – before July 27th: $100
Thereafter $125
 
Here are some nice things people have said about expandance:

“Working and performing with Rachel Wynne and expandance was an experience that has informed my professional dancing career in ways that I still am discovering. The centering and mindfulness exercises she incorporates into her process have not only become part of my daily warm up routine but also manifest in my daily life in a beautifully subtle way. As a director and choreographer, Rachel has a collaborative and wonderfully open minded and creative approach, trusting in the expandance process to lead us to our movement solutions and vision. As a healing modality, I feel that the expandance technique is wonderful for anyone looking to gain more awareness of their body, move through mental or emotional blocks that may have manifested physically in the body (for example as injuries or chronic conditions) and as a meditation practice. I highly recommend bringing her to your company or studio!”

– Hunt Parr, Dancer, Choreographer, Yoga Teacher, New York & Alaska


“When I first began performing improv, stories and character pieces, I had a tendency to overthink things. Studying the expandance technique with Rachel helped me become a more grounded, confident performer. Years later, I still use many of the techniques I learned from Rachel to prepare myself before a performance.”


– Sarah Rainone, Author, editor and improvisor, NYC


“There are so many things to recommend about Rachel’s course it’s hard to know where to begin. First of all, she helped me remember that I have a body as well as a mind. Like a lot of people I suppose, I find myself locked inside my head far too much for my own comfort. expandance teaches you how to feel and experience your body in a way that’s both profound but totally joyful and light. I loved the way that expandance incorporates play and gives you permission to let your inner freak out. Since doing the course my days feel that bit more spacious and my body feels my own again. Rachel is a wonderful teacher: encouraging, empathic and great at intuiting where your head’s at. Before expandance, I couldn’t ever imagine myself running around a stage like a little kid in front of others. But one of the real joys of the program is that it teaches you that it’s not only okay to give yourself permission to open up in this way, it’s also really, really good for you.
 “You don’t have to be a dancer to do this. All it takes is a willingness to test your boundaries and to put your faith in others, but most of all in yourself. The rewards are enormous.” 
 
– Paul Willis, Writer and journalist, NYC

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Caden Manson is Editor In Chief and Curator of Contemporary Performance Network and co-founder and artistic director of Big Art Group, a New York City performance company founded in 1999.

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