Dance Core: Itcush Into Dance with Ashley Johnson
Dance Core: Itcush Into Dance
Days: Tuesdays & Thursday mornings
Dates: October 17 + 19, 24 + 26, 2023
Times: 9:30 am - 10:45 am
“Dance should be for the body, not the body for dance” – Amelia Itcush
This movement class takes the student through a series of floor, chair and standing patterns based on the system of dynamic alignment, the Itcush Method. Through gentle guided practice we aim to embody principles of the Mitzvah Technique through connecting to the vertical center of gravity and activating the rippling motion of the spine. There is a continued focus on creating a structure that is supple, mobile and strong. Previous experience in dance and/or equivalent movement form is recommended. No equipment needed.
Ashley Johnson is a dance artist and Registered Somatic Movement Educator trained in group facilitation and hands on bodywork as a teacher of the Mitzvah Technique/Itcush Method and Continuum Movement. Upon completing a diploma in Dance from Grant MacEwan College and a BA in Dance from University of Calgary Ashley spent ten years apprenticing with movement pioneers from around North America. She trained extensively with her two primary mentors Amelia Itcush and Emilie Conrad until their passing. As a dance artist and educator, Ashley creates interdisciplinary site specific creations that blend embodiment practice with creative process. She lives on Treaty 4 territory where she teaches, performs and continues to learn to live in harmony with her toddler.