dance like no one is watching Improvising Choreography Workshop

improv workshop / Saturday, April 14th, 2018

Friday June 1            6 – 9 pm

Saturday June 2       10 – 1 & 2:30 – 5:30

Sunday June 3          12 – 3 pm


SFU Woodwards, Vancouver Canada


An intensive weekend of working together to develop shared practice and common vocabulary in an improvising context. Working with Solo Body and Group Tuning we’ll practice creating spontaneous choreography together.


Drawing on the work of Ruth Zaporah, Nina Martin and Keith Hennessy, Performing Spontaneous Choreography is a glorious mash-up of practices and lineages to create a framework in which to perform and create. Developed for O’Shea’s “dance like no one is watching” project which re-imagines and disrupts public space and has included over 200 dancers animating parking spots, public plazas, city parks and busses, shop windows and sidewalks. “dance like no one is watching” has been featured in numerous festivals including Scotiabank Nuit Blanche in Toronto and featured 4 teams of dancers performing in relay for 12 hours across 12 kilometres of the city overnight. It has been a part of Nanaimo’s InFrinGinG Festival and last year was re-mixed with an international cast at World Dance Alliance global summit in St. John’s, Newfoundland.


The workshop is for advanced students, emerging and professional dancers with some improvisation experience. This is not a contact improv workshop.


Limited to 24 participants.


Sliding scale: $ 100 – $ 150


Please e-mail to to register.