Remembering Amelia Gathering Saskatoon

The Remembering Amelia project celebrates the life and work dance elder and movement maverick Amelia Itcush. As a dance artist, teacher, mentor, fitness pioneer, healer and one of the country’s finest somatic movement analysts, Amelia gifted her communities with an astonishing body of work and a viscerally rich library of information that has continued through oral transmission.

Amelia Itcush

Remembering Amelia Interactive Exhibit and Gathering

Held at Dance Saskatchewan Inc. 205A Pacific Avenue, Saskatoon, SK

The ‘Remembering Amelia’ project celebrates the life and work of dance elder Amelia Itcush. As a dance artist, teacher, mentor, fitness pioneer, healer and one of the country’s finest somatic movement analysts, Amelia gifted her communities with an astonishing body of work that is relevant to all people looking to release movement potential, heal injury or create work.

Touring seven locations across Canada this interactive exhibit of drawings, movement toys, and video acts to serve as a public inquiry into the past and future impact of the Itcush Method.

A three day gathering at each location invites the public to take part in dance performances, workshops and conversations exploring a rich reservoir of body teachings inspired by Amelia Itcush. With special interest to artists, health practitioners, and those looking for alternatives to physical rehabilitation.

Open to all and funded with generous support by the Canada Council for the Arts, Saskatchewan Arts Board and Dance Saskatchewan.

Friday April 4
Opening Reception
7 – 9pm
Studio 1 DSI

Join Robin Poitras of New Dance Horizons and Mitzvah Technique/Itcush Method Teachers Kathy Morgan, Kana Nemoto and Ashley Johnson for an evening of demonstrations and performances surrounding the innovative work of Amelia Itcush. Cash bar and appetizers, FREE event.

Saturday April 5
Introduction to the Itcush Method
12 – 2pm
Studio 2 DSI
Open level.
$10 DSI Members $15 Non Members
Pre Registration and Drop in accepted.
Facilitator: Kathy Morgan and Kana Nemoto

Gain a foundation in the Itcush Method through theoretical knowledge of the Balancing and Spiraling Forces as well as a practical knowledge of the exercises involved in the IT Method. Floor, standing and chair exercises will be covered with a certified teacher.

Saturday April 5
Open Studio
3 – 5pm
Studio 1 DSI
Open Level, All ages.
FREE
No pre Registration needed.
Facilitators: Kathy Morgan, Kana Nemoto, Ashley Johnson, Erica Jacks

A chance to experience al aspects of the Itcush Method through mini one to one hands on table, chair, and exercise sessions with certified Itcush Method and Mitzvah Technique teachers and apprentices. Explore concepts of dynamic posture and the balancing forces in an informal drop in setting.

Sunday April 6
Integrating Principles
10 – 12am
Studio 2 DSI
Open Level, All Ages.
$10 DSI Members $15 Non Members
Pre Registration and Drop in accepted
Facilitators: Robin Poitras

Exploring approaches and connections between somatic and creative process through a series of guided exercises. Engaging movement toys and partner work to enhance and expand movement potential and understanding of relationships between weight and force. Looking at patterns and movement in nature as source and inspiration in creation? How can the theories of the Itcush Method inform choreographic explorations

Sunday April 6
Open Studio
1 – 3pm
Studio 3 DSI
Open Level, All ages.
FREE
No pre Registration needed.
Facilitators: Kathy Morgan, Kana Nemoto, Ashley Johnson, Erica Jacks

A chance to experience all aspects of the Itcush Method through mini one to one hands on table, chair, and exercise sessions with certified Itcush Method and Mitzvah Technique teachers and apprentices. Explore concepts of dynamic posture and the balancing forces in an informal drop in setting.

Amelia Itcush – Classroom and Interview excerpts from Jennifer Mascall on Vimeo.

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