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COMPANY LINK Class 1: Contact Improvisation

  • U of W's Asper Centre for Theatre & Film 400 Colony St Winnipeg, MB, R3B 2P3 Canada (map)

COMPANY LINK: Alternative Classes


COMPANY LINK is an organization dedicated to the Experimental Theatre and Dance artist living and working in Winnipeg. Through training, presentation, and forums we support the development of work that is driven by artistic vision and resists definition within traditional categories.


COMPANY LINK will be offering two Alternative Classes every Sunday from March 1st – April 26th, 2015.


CLASS #1 - Contact Improvisation with Ali Robson

11:30am-1:30pm ($90 for 9 Weeks)

Contact Improvisation is a partner dance form based on the physical principles of touch, momentum, shared weight, and most quintessentially - following a shared point of contact.   Through an honoring of every moment one learns to recognize and differentiate subtle impulses in our movement choices and our partner's choices. We begin to decipher the cues that we give and receive which tell us when to lead or follow, when to go up, when to go down, where to touch, how to lift, when to slow down, and when to be still. In this form one learns to stay in integrity with each choice, never forcing, never rushing. 

Who Should Take The Class? Actors, dancers, and/or anyone interested in expanding physical range and skill. All levels are welcome.


PACKAGE DEAL (Contact Improv & Improvisation): $150

Classes will be held at The University of Winnipeg’s Asper Centre for Theatre & Film, studio 2T15.



Please contact Brittany

by no later than FEBURARY 8th, 2015.


Ali Robson is a dancer, choreographer and teacher based in Winnipeg.  In 2004 she began studying and performing contact improvisation with Peter Bingham of EDAM in Vancouver and since then her training has greatly informed her work in dance and theatre. She has had the opportunity to work with many artists from across Canada including Karen Kuzak, Tom Stroud, Serge Bennathan, Natasha Torres-Garner, Treasure Waddell, Delia Brett, and Ming Hon. Ali works to find ways that bodies can move efficiently, expressively and uniquely on one’s own, with partners and in and out of the floor. She has taught contact improvisation to students at the University of Winnipeg, to the public through community classes and to the professional dance communities in Winnipeg, Vancouver, Calgary and Regina.