Intuitive Movement and Ecstatic Dance
Facilitated by Jo Monea
Wednesday, May 4th
The Rehearsal Hall (the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning)
This workshop invites you to come as you are; tired, angry, happy—all are welcome. Together, we will explore movement and improv dance in a safe, non-judgemental space. We’re here to have fun! I’ll be your humble guide, giving you cues to help spark inspiration, and helping you not take any of it too seriously ;) Bring a water bottle, and maybe a friend too :)
- Wear comfy clothes you can move in
Jo (they/them) trained as a dancer for 14 years; they started with ballet at age 4. Throughout their dance training at 5678 Dance Studio, here in Kingston, they were taught ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical, and improv dance. Their years at the studio provided them the opportunity to compete in dance competitions, take dance exams, and perform in the studio’s annual year end recital and winter Nutcracker performance. In the fall of 2018, Jo and a couple of fellow dancers at 5678 led a project with Juvenis called Verity. It was a sequence of dance numbers which centralized around the themes that would no longer be discussed in health classes, since the 2015 sex ed curriculum was repealed and that of 1998 was reinstated. These themes include consent, cyber bullying and online safety, and LGBTQ+ representation. Jo has also performed in KCVI’s Chicago as a merry murderess, and in KCVI’s Grease as Rizzo. They enjoy sharing their love of dance and movement, and hope to spark that same inspiration in those around them.