Angélique Willkie

APRIL 24 - 28, 2017 | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Studio Peter-Boneham
$8/class
with the financial support of Emploi-Québec*


Angélique Willkie is an artist active in the dance, music, theatre, and circus communities. Inspired by the Release Technique, her classes will focus on the sensations of weight, space, and contact with the floor. In addition, participants will focus on developing the support from the spine and on using the muscles in a free and efficient manner so that no extra tension is created other than the one really required to execute the movements. This physical class plays with the use of space, level changes, musicality and rhythm. This approach encourages an intelligent use of the physical instrument allowing participants to discover the full organic possibilities of their body.


Biography

Angélique Willkie is an artist active in dance, music, theatre, and circus communities. An independent artist, trained at the School of Toronto Dance Theatre, she moved to Europe and has lived there for over 20 years. In Belgium, she participated in several dance projects with the Ballets C de la B, the Karin Vyncke company and Needcompany. As a singer, she collaborated with Zap Mama, dEUS, Zita Swoon Group and DAAU. She has also lent her voice to the following musicians: Walter Hus (Spectra Ensemble), Kaat De Windt, David Linx, Fabrizio Cassol and Ensemble Music News. Angélique Willkie is also a professor at the École Supérieure des Arts du Cirque (ESAC) in Brussels and continues to teach contemporary dance at the École de danse contemporaine de Montréal and Concordia University.