Classe de ballet avec Lisa Davies - Danse à la Carte

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My classes aim to warm up the joints and muscles while focusing on core strength, alignment, breathe, coordination and length of lines. I like to approach the refinement and understanding of ballet technique from the inside out versus the outside in - anchoring the priority in the class with connecting to the sensation of movement and dance within the framework of classical ballet rather than allowing the mirror to dictate and trap dancers into a series of classical positions and poses, thus forgetting to dance. I welcome and enjoy having dancers of all dance backgrounds in my drop in classes. Ballet is an invaluable tool for current and retired dancers from all dance backgrounds.

Biography 

Lisa Davies joined Les Grands Ballets Canadiens in 1993 and danced contemporary works by Ohad Naharin, Jiri Kylian, Nacho Duato, Edouard Lock, William Forsythe, Mats Ek and others. Her classical repertoire with GBCM included ballets such as Giselle, Les Sylphides, Coppelia, La Fille Mal Gardee, Nutcracker, and numerous works by George Balanchine. Lisa guested with La La La Human steps for the production of Exaucé/Salt in 1998.

In 2009 Lisa returned to Les Grands Ballets Canadiens as rehearsal director. Since then she has been invited to work as Ballet Master, Rehearsal Director or Guest Teacher for The National Ballet of Canada, Ballet Zurich, Ballet BC, Stuttgart Ballet, The Akram Khan Company, RUBBERBANDance Group, Wayne McGregor Random Dance Company, BJM Danse, Cas Public & Liberamae Performance and Film. Lisa also works as assistant to Christian Spuck setting his full length work Leonce und Lena for various companies.

In 2014 Lisa founded Danse à la Carte, a non profit organization with the mandate to support, strengthen and unite the professional Montreal dance community. She has since acted as Artistic Director of DAC presenting annual dance events such as TransFormation Danse, Carte Blanche, the DAC Residency Program bringing together hundreds of local and international dance artists from diverse dance backgrounds and providing platforms for research, creation, networking and performance.

 

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