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Advanced Contemporary Floorwork with Tia Ashley Kushniruk (亚 女弟)

NEW MZD CLASS: Advanced Contemporary Floorwork with Tia Ashley Kushniruk (亚 女弟)

The class draws on the techniques of house, breaking, limon, and capoeira for drill and basics, then amplifying (based on the participant) to higher stakes movement. Classes run Sundays at Mile Zero Dance, starting on March 17.

Sundays, 2 – 4 PM
$15 drop-in
Mile Zero Dance, 9931-78 Avenue

Upcoming Class Dates:
May 5, 12, 19
June 9, 16, 23
July 7, 14

About the classes

In this 2 hours class, you will be coached through movement modalities using animal flow to hone and craft strength, bi-pedal and lateral movement patterns, and groove/rhythm based dancing. The class draws on the techniques of house, breaking, limon, and capoeira for drill and basics, then amplifying (based on the participant) to higher stakes movement. The class is not recommended for those without a personal movement practice that does not already incorporate one of the listed techniques. Please bring clothing appropriate for you to perform floorwork elements.

Details

Date & Time:
July 14 @ 2:00 pm
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Venue

Mile Zero Dance
9931- 78 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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Instructor

Tia Ashley Kushniruk (亚 女弟)

Tia Ashley Kushniruk (亚 女弟) is a Chinese-Ukrainian Queer Woman based in ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ (Amiskwacîwâskahikan) Treaty 6/Métis Territory of Edmonton AB. Since 2013 she has been affiliated with the Cirque Du Soleil and is artistic producer of Toy Guns Dance Theatre. She has had the pleasure of performing works of Jake W. Hastey (Toy Guns Dance Theatre), Antony Hamilton (CHUNKY MOVE), Benjamin Kamino, Heidi Strauss (adelheid), Christopher House (Toronto Dance Theatre), Shay Kuebler (SK/Radical System Art), Rock Bottom Movement, and Christianne Ullmark - since 2014, she has toured Nationally from coast to coast and Internationally to China, Colombian, Israel, Germany, Austria, Iceland and France.

Her own work has been presented by Festival Internacional Nomada (el Salvador), the Beijing International Dance Festival (China), Dancing on the Edge (Vancouver), Fluid Festival (Calgary), commonGround Arts Festival (Toronto), Found Festival, Expanse Festival, Mile Zero’s Dance Crush, and the New Dance Arts Institute (formerly the School of TDT). Tia's illustration and animation work has been commissioned by mallo, SK/RSA, Here for Now, Plastic Orchid Factory, Two Big Steps, and adelheid/The NAC.

Kushniruk has participated in the One Clown North workshop under John Turner and Naked Empire Buffoon under ‘Natty’ Justanio. She is the first recipient of the Catalyst Confluence Fellowship, a 2023 EATF recipient and is finishing a mentorship with Toronto-based performance artist Bridget Moser.


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Details

Date & Time:
July 14 @ 2:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Mile Zero Dance
9931- 78 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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