• Megan Andrews

Some dancing, for me

Updated: Dec 4, 2019

Saturday, October 5, 10am

Master Class

Caroline Laurin-Beaucage

I needed to move this morning and was very curious about what Caroline would share of her

practice in this master class. The studio was warmly populated when I arrived, and everyone

was already in motion.

Caroline offered a gentle and exploratory session, starting with simple walking and sensing to open up attention to our bodies and the space. Then she led us through an eyes-closed improvisational warm-up. We each worked in our own bubble to activate and articulate our bodies from head to toe. From there, she invited us to dig into a particular movement that was emerging – a single gesture or whole-body pattern – and allow it to deepen. This was less about developing new movement from this starting point and more about finding resonances of that particular movement in our body. Ambient sound accompanied our practice.

Caroline talked a bit about her solo work at the end, and how she applies this approach in

performance, challenging herself to be both deeply present with her inner process and equally so with the goings on about her.

It was a delight to drop into this practice, familiar in many ways.

Participants of Caroline Laurin-Beaucage's Master class. Photo by Marlowe Porter.


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