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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 work that resists definition within traditional categories.    


COMPANY LINK is offering Alternative Classes every Sunday from

October 4th to December 6th, 2015.



Contact Improvisation with Ali Robson

11:30am - 1:30 pm ($100 for 10 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.



Crossing Boundaries: Image Based Improvisation with Tom Stroud

 Level I - 2:00pm-4:00pm ($ 40 for 4 Weeks, Oct 4 - 25)

Level II - 2:00pm-4:00pm ($ 60 for 6 Weeks, Nov 1 - Dec 6)

Today performers are expected to participate in the creation of work that crosses the boundaries of theatre and dance. Yet the performers may not have the necessary training to contribute to their full potential. Through understanding the principles of performance, the development of shared language, vocal and physical exercise and improvised scores participants in this class will explore the potential of the intuitive impulse within spontaneous collective creation. 


Level I will focus on remedial exercises to develop skills and to familiarize participants with the approach to improvisation.  It is designed for those participants who have no experience in working with Tom or those who may wish to review and strengthen basic skills. 

 Level II is for those participants who have experience with Tom and wish to practice their improvisational skills or for those participants who have completed Level I.


A special discount is available for those who have experience working with Tom in the past. 

Please contact Brittany for details.


Who Should Take This Class? Actors and dancers, performers who have completed their basic training and are interested in interdisciplinary creation, devised theatre, and/or expanding their expressive range.


PACKAGE DEAL (Contact & Crossing Boundaries): $175


Classes will be held at The University of Winnipeg’s Asper Centre for

Theatre & Film, studio 2T15.





Please contact Brittany Thiessen at

by September 15th, 2015.

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Later Event: September 21
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