A two-part workshop with Jaz-FairyJ
Saturday, October 5th, 2019—2:30pm

1) Expand Play Surrender

With the use of Improvisational games, task based movement and writing exercises, talking/storytelling, and sounding, participants are encouraged to relish in the magic and energy of spontaneity by trusting their intuitive flow and physically moving energy and embodying emotion. An invitation to be expansive, playful and find deep pleasure in the surrender of the body to itself.

2) Carnival systems as creative activation, healing, and meditation

Drawing inspiration from Caribbean Carnival traditions, I am curious about the use of effective and purposeful repetition (riddim/movement/sounding) and using this practice as a way of absorbing our individual, communal, and ancestral healing energy. How can this energy then be used to activate our creative flow; making space to download (listen), process (digest), reload (activate/prepare), manifest (create/do). I am interested in distilling the energy and vibe of such traditions, bring them into a “non-carnival” space and observe how they activate the bodies, the space and the creative flow.

Space is limited and registration is required. Please email school@gallerytpw.ca to sign up for this workshop.

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Jaz-FairyJ (formerly known as Jasmyn Fyffe) has been practicing her art as a Performing Artist, Choreographer and Arts Educator for 12 years. Most recent commissions include: Soul Pepper Theatre, Toronto Dance Theatre, Cahoot's Theatre, the School of Toronto Dance Theatre and the Etobicoke School of the Arts. She is thrilled to be a part of this stellar cast of Treemonisha presented by Volcano Theatre and Moveable Beast this spring 2020. Other recent contracts include: Kemi Dance Projects, Ame Henderson, Robert Kingsbury and the Spice Girls Tribute band "Wannabe." As a solo artist, Fyffe has performed at: Summerworks Performance Festival, Dance Made in Canada Festival, Pulse Dance Conference, Older and Reckless, New Moves Contemporary Dance Festival (Pittsburgh), Lake Studios Berlin, Animating Spaces (Kaeja d’Dance) and Fresh Blood. New solo work set to premiere in Sept 2020 in Toronto and she was featured on CBC’s “HERstory in Black” honoring 150 Black Canadian women making a significant contribution to Canada” (2017).