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JUNE 20 - 23

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This workshop will combine movement improvisation practices, circle singing, folk dancing, tuning into land and body, and some concepts from within the Axis Syllabus research community. In rehearsing well-being we will question and explore interdependent models for being together, between humans and between humans and other than humans.  We are asking, can a dance rehearsal offer a site that trains interdependence rather than independent bodyminds and offers new concepts to sense into what “well-being” can do?  


This workshop will culminate in a “public rehearsal performance” on Sunday June 23rd at 1pm. Open to all.


We offer 3 full scholarships for Black, Indigenous and People of Color [BIPOC] folks in each session. As well as 3 Work Trade spots in each session. If interested please select 'BIPOC Scholarship' OR 'Work Trade' when registering via the link below. For more information about the work trade exchange, go to the Work Exchange page.

REFUND POLICY: Full refunds or workshop credit available up to 10 days prior to the event. Please inform us if you cannot attend an event up to 10 days prior [including Scholars and Work Traders]! Refunds/credit within the 10 days prior to the event may be available on a case-by case basis, please reach out to



Sweet Labour Art Collective:

We are a group of dancers, musicians, visual and film artists that straddle settler colonial-Indigenous (Oneida Nation) world-making practices. Our collective works within the friction and paradoxes of the colonial relations that brought us all together. We make performance work that intersects film, site-based dance performance, audience participation, contemporary folk, Indigenous dance practices, and audience participatory scores.  We make films, live performances, zines, and facilitate workshops for the broader public.  These practices emerge from 20-years of community art collaborations along the polluted D’eshkin zibi river in what is now called London, Ontario, Canada.  How might these collaborative rehearsal experiments allow us to practice "togethering" across radically different sense-abilities. One key component of this work will ask how dance improvisation practices can offer different methods for listening without understanding, and cultivating response-ability to our ecological entanglements with others.

Collective members:

Ruth Douthwright

Kevin O’Connor

Montana Summers

Brooke Chrisjohn

Linda Jantz

Marshall Stonefish

Ancestor: Billy Jack Douthwright

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Nuria Bowart has been working with improvisation throughout her life. With 30 yrs of CI experience and 10 years of teaching and performing improvisational body music around the world. She is a Mestre of Capoeira and is a teacher and certified of the Axis Syllabus. Nuria teaches experiential anatomy as well as works one on one as a Rolfer. It is Nuria’s understanding that training improvisation both supports self awareness, and agility as well as supporting an increased sensitivity to the relational nature of existence.

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