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Improv Dance with Myriam Verzat

Crimson Coast Dance Society
Event organized by Crimson Coast Dance Society

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Come and explore ways of listening to each other, noticing more and being creative together in a fun and non judgmental environment. We will practice the muscle of improvisation in dance and theatre through techniques of action theatre and contemporary dance improvisation. Actors, dancers, improvisers or performance poets are welcome, along with people with little or no experience. You will discover forms and categories of improvisation that helps create interesting and meaningful improvisations.

"I genuinely had 'fun' in Myriam's improv class!" Heather Sandison

Myriam Verzat is an improviser in dance and theatre, a facilitator and an environmental educator. Passionate about multi-disciplinary improvisation, she practiced many different forms of improvisation in Montreal such as action theatre, contemporary and contact dance improvisation, vocal improvisation, playback theatre, physical theatre, theatre of the oppressed, mime and Open Source Forms. With all those tools, she created her own improvisation and research group (Lindex) that developed a unique vocabulary using the body, the words and music to create meaningful and authentic improvisations. They have performed in different theatres in Montreal, and more recently at the Montreal Anarchist Festival.
In 2015, Myriam directed the show ReCONNECT featuring 7 artists in dance, theatre and music. The performance was based on Joanna Macy’s book, Active Hope: How to face the pain we’re in without going crazy. It looked at our feelings about the ecological crisis through choreographed and improvised scenes that would involve the audience's experiences and feelings.
In Nanaimo, she is eager to share her experience in improvisation, by teaching and developing performances with other artists.