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Hoop Choreography & Creative Process workshop, Sun. June 1, 1-4pm


Interested in choreography with the hoop, or have a hankering to perform? Kelli Hanrahan and Marianne Trenka from Montreal bring their hoop performance experience to Ottawa in this upbeat workshop:

"In this workshop, we will use creative process to develop hoopdance choreography. We will teach transitional moves, dancing in duos and trios, music selection and counting to the beat, as well as theatrical expression and performance presence. We will play and improvise within the hoop, and share our performance tips and tricks to make your act a crowd-pleaser!

Suitable for intermediate-level hoopdancers who are interested in performing, performers who are looking to develop their technique, or hoopers who simply wish to delve into creative process in the hoop."

Sun. June 1, 1-4pm, at Dovercourt Recreation Centre, 411 Dovercourt Ave., Assembly Hall (upstairs). $55.

Registration is via Dovercourt Recreation Centre, in person, by phone (613-798-8950 ext. 0) or online, course code 93188

Some other notes about the workshop from Kelli & Marianne:

- Creative process and play: development of choreography through experimentation and improvisation
- Sequencing and chaining-together of moves
- Selecting music, working with rhythm and counting to the beat
- Spacing, lines, and aesthetic in choreography
- Adapting choreography for duo, trio, or group
- Performance presence and preparation for the stage
- Crowd-pleasers, popular tricks, and developing a performance repertoire


Kelli & Marianne form the dynamic duo, Hulalà. Together they have 13+ years experience teaching dance, circus arts, yoga and fitness. They have performed and instructed for the In:Flow Festival, Montreal International Jazz Festival, and Montreal Complètement Cirque, with upcoming shows in Cirqua Zerna, the Montreal Fringe Festival and Rendez-Vous Hoop Paris!