Join instructor Meryem Alaoui for a series of four dance and movement workshops exploring the four elements of Air, Fire, Water and Earth through the sensations in our body. We will use imagery to awaken our senses and our imagination, tell stories through our movement and connect with each other with care, kindness, joy and compassion through dance. All levels of experience are welcome. Movements can be adapted to each person’s needs and abilities. These workshops will build on each other but participation in all four sessions is not mandatory. This class is for adults, including seniors.
*Priority will be given to Etobicoke residents. If you are outside of these boundaries we will add you to the waitlist and will add you if there is room available.
Meryem Alaoui is a dancer-choreographer born in Rabat, Morocco, living in Toronto, Canada. She is the Artistic Director of Jasad Dance Projects. A graduate of the School of Toronto Dance Theatre, she has collaborated as a dancer with various choreographers including Amanda Acorn, Peggy Baker, Jennifer Dallas, Karen Kaeja, Antony Hamilton (at Dancemakers) and Julia Male.
Her work is often an invitation towards a softer, more contemplative way of experiencing dance, and is propelled by a fascination with the complexity of the human body in its most beautiful simplicity. She has been awarded residencies by Hub14, Dancemakers Centre for Creation, and Peggy Baker Dance Projects, and funding from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council. She’s currently studying Body-Mind Centering®, with support from the Ontario Arts Council and the Dancer Transition Resource Centre.
*During this time of quarantine and physical distancing, we are waiving the Arts Etobicoke membership requirement to participate in Saturday Art Classes. Arts Etobicoke membership not only has its benefits for you as a member, it also supports the organization’s work in the community. Please visit our members page to learn more about membership and to become a member.