Saturday, November 16, 2021

Choreographers Alexandria DiFazio and Jason Tenn, with Dancer Isabel Estrada, Department of Dance in the Faculty of Fine Arts at York University, talk about their works in counter/point, the 2013 edition of Dance Innovations. Showcases original dance works created by seventeen exceptional 4th year dance majors, performed by talented dancers from all four years of our undergraduate program. Showing November 28 & 29th-- Program A: 7 to 8pm | Program B: 8:30 to 9:30pm, and November 30-- Program A: 1 to 2pm | Program B: 2:30 to 3:30pm. McLean Performance Studio, 244 Accolade East Building,York University, 4700 Keele St.

Berlin-based Choreographer Isabel Gotzkwsky. Has performed in the fringe Festival of Independent Dance Artists (fFIDA) which ran 15 years in Toronto. Born and raised in Germany and holds a degree in movement science from Gymnastik Seminar Loheland near Fulda, and began dance training at the Czurda Tanztheater in N├╝rnberg. She moved to New York City in 1988, where she has studied and performed with many artists, including Laurie DeVito and Jennifer Muller. In 1998 she formed Isabel Gotzkowsky and Friends. Has recently moved from New York City to Berlin. Has taught workshops and master classes in Germany, Poland, Switzerland, and Canada, and was a visiting artist at Iwanson Dance Center, Munich from 2008 to 2010. She was also an artist-in-residence at Danceloft in Rorschach, Switzerland from 1996-2007, where she taught, created many new works, and set IGaF. Talks about her career, her approach to choreography, working conditions for dancers in NYC and Berlin, and other topics. Isabel seeks to create movement that, although based on knowledge of our individual body and strong technique, is not based on traditional dance vocabulary. Much of her movement is off-centre and uses breath and rebound, focusing on movement initiation and dynamic qualities.