Schedule
 
2020
 
  Wednesday Dance Jam   Ongoing
Class- 6:00 pm
Jam - 7:00 to 8:30 pm
  A contact dance class and dance jam that occurs weekly. That Jam is accompanied by live music. It has run every Wednesday for 20 years! Building Community through dance and music

Drop-in

  805 Dovercourt Road,
Toronto
 
                 
  EVERY BODY Can Dance Jam   Once a month on Sundays

5:30 pm to 7:30

Feb 16
March 15
April 19
May 17
June 21
 
Enjoy Contact Improvisation, in an inclusive setting. A short warm-up class and then a dance jam with live music.

WHAT IS INCLUSIVE ABOUT THE JAM?
Location is close to Spadina subway which has an elevator. Space is wheelchair accessible. Jam is co-taught and facilitated by mixed abilities teaching teams. Music is designed to be on the quiet side and not overly stimulating. Tools for nervous system self-regulation are discussed and taught. Opening and closing circle helps hold the dance experience in a frame.

CO-hosted by Making Contact and REAson d'etre dance productions

Drop-in
  The gym at St. Paul's Trinity Church
427 Bloor St. West, Toronto
 
                 
  Learn Advance Table Lifts with Kathleen Rea   Feb 15, 2020

May 2, 2020
 
In these two four-hour workshops, you will be taught advanced low level table lifts by Kathleen Rea the founder of the Wednesday Dance Jam.

Dates:
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020, from 10 am to 2 pm
Saturday, May 2, 2020, from 2 pm to 6 pm
Please note different lifts will be taught in each workshop. So if you take both you will learn the full set I teach.

Location: Kathleen Rea’s home studio in the High Park Roncesvalles area (West end of Toronto. Please note there are stairs up to studio)

Cost:
One workshop $60
Both $100
Size: Each workshop is limited to eight people

  Home Studio in the Roncesvalles/High-Park area of Toronto.  
                 
  Functional Movement with Axis Syllabus Teacher Candidate Kathleen Rea  

10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Feb 22
March 7
May 2
May 23
June 20

 
DESCRIPTION: Five Saturday workshops for who want to study the functional movement, through experiential movement, discourse, and applicable anatomy demonstrations. The workshop will be lead by Axis Syllabus teacher candidate Kathleen Rea

WHAT IS THE AXIS SYLLABUS? The Axis Syllabus, consolidated by Frey Faust, is a compendium or encyclopedia of information relevant to the training, preparation and performance of the moving human body anatomical attributes and ways of moving that are basically safe and energy conservative. By referring to physics, anatomy and relevant scientific data from various fields, The Axis Syllabus provides comparative data on flexibility, strength, alignment, injuries and movement practices. Teachers of the Axis Syllabus use these references to inform their movement choices to explore the what where and how of efficiency and safe risk-taking, common-sense applications of principles that apply to every-life activities as well, such as, climbing, horseback riding, house-cleaning, construction work, sports, dance, running, etc.

TIME:
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

DATES:
Saturday, February 22, 2020 - Facial hydration /
Saturday, March 7, 2020 - hip centration /
Saturday, May 2, 2020 - psoas latisumas connection /
Saturday, May 23, 2020 - The feet and knee /
Saturday, June 20, 2020 - The shoulder /

LOCATION:
Home studio in the Roncesvalles Toronto area. Upon registration, you will be given the address. Home studio is on second floor and has two sets of stairs.

COST
All Five - $250
Single class - $60

Limited to eight people due to studio size.


  Home Studio in the Roncesvalles/High-Park area of Toronto.
 
                 
  An introduction to Contact Dance Improvisation With Kathleen Rea   Sat, March 7

Sat May 16
 
In these two four-hour workshops, you will be taught basic skill such a balancing over your partner’s centre of gravity and following momentum as well as an introduction to Jam culture.

Dates:
Saturday, March 7, 2020, from 2 pm to 6 pm
Saturday, May 16, 2020, from 10 am to 2 pm

Location: Kathleen Rea’s home studio in the High Park Roncesvalles area (West end of Toronto. Please note there are stairs up to studio)

Cost:
One workshop $70
Both $120
Size: Each workshop is limited to eight people

     
                 
  Dancing With The Universe  

April 12 to 18, 2020

 

 
"Dancing with the Universe", premiering April 12 to 18, 2020 at the Betty Oliphant Theatre in Toronto, is a dance theatre production adaption of Vivian Chong's one-woman show "The Sunglasses Monologue". The production is co-directed by Vivian Chong and choreographer Kathleen Rea with dramaturge by Tristan Whiston. It tells Vivian's life story and is performed by Vivian Chong alongside an ensemble cast of six dancers and cellist Cheryl Ockrant. The show features Vivian’s drawings and her original songs. "Dancing with the Universe" is a multi-disciplinary journey of human emotions—a story of vulnerability and strength that shines a light on loss and grief.

BOX OFFICE:

DATES:
Thursday, April 9 at 8 pm - Dancing with the Universe Opening Night Production

Friday, April 10 at 8 pm - Dancing with the Universe Production
ASL INTERPRETATION provided for this performance

Sunday, April 12 at 3 pm - Dancing with the Universe Production and Dancing After TEN Book Launch.
RELAXED PERFORMANCE and AUDIO-DESCRIPTION provided for this performance (Please contact info@reasondetre.com to get on the list for a headset ).

Friday, April 17at 8 pm - Dancing with the Universe Production

Saturday, April 18 at 8 pm - Dancing with the Universe Production Closing Night


LOCATION:
Betty Oliphant Theatre, 404 Jarvis Street, Toronto (Wheelchair accessible. Please let us know at info@reasondetre.com if you are attending in a wheelchair so we can reserve a good seat for you)


FUNDING:
This project received project funding from the Canada Council for the Arts and the National Ballet of Canada's Open Spaces Residency. REAson d’etre dance production currently also receives operation funding from the Toronto Arts Council.


PUBLICITY:
Ashley Belmer https://www.b-rebelcommunications.com/



 
Location:
Betty Oliphant Theatre, 404 Jarvis Street, Toronto (Wheelchair accessible)
 
                 
 

Contact Dance Community Performance Night

  Wednesday May 27

8:45 pm to 10:00 pm
  SIGN-UP TO PERFORM
To sign up for a performance slot please contact kathleen.rea@reasondetre.com
  805 Dovercourt Road,
Toronto
 
                 
  Person of Colour Dance Jam   Will resume when Leslie Heydon gets back from sabbatical   Monthly Toronto Contact Jam for People of Colour Facilitated by Leslie Heydon. Music by resident musician Nilan Perera

TIMES
Class: 10:00am - 11:00am
Jam: 11:00am - 12:00pm with live music
Chill & Chat: 12:00pm - 12:30pm in the comfy lounge area.

PRODUCED BY
Leslie Heydon and REAson d'etre dance productions.

Drop-in

  The Dark Side Studio
244 Augusta Ave, Toronto