Two Day Workshop with Shannon Cooney

Tue 30 Apr 2019 - Wed 1 May 2019
14:00 - 17:00
Please Note:
Participants are strongly encouraged to attend morning class prior to the workshops.
€35 for morning class and workshops on 30 April & 1 May
Open to professional level dancers and advanced level students
Shannon Cooney

From Sensing and Moving into Organization and Form

Please note: this workshop will be informed by morning class. Participants are encouraged to attend morning class with Shannon if participating in these workshops. You must be 18 years + to take part in these workshops and morning class.

This two-day workshop is responding to often posed questions arising from a somatic movement practice. During a somatic ( felt sense of the body in movement while in movement) one explores expanded awareness of self, sensation, sensory and neurological feedback, and connection to others.  The questions: How can I make choreography from this? Or how to I put all of this sensation into form and not just feeling? Or, how can I teach this, and create a teaching practice based on movement research?

In the workshop we will explore and discover ways, methods and strategies to create form from movement and somatic research. This can be utilized for choreography, for creating dance or movement for teaching, or expanding one’s improvisation practice. Shannon Cooney has been using improvisation for source movement for her choreographies for over 25 years, this combined with her creation of Dynamic Expansion, a somatic practice working with connection to the Craniosacral System, and mentoring artists in choreography and teaching practice development.


Shannon Cooney, Canadian choreographer and dancer and dance educator, based in Berlin, Germany since 2006, received a B.F.A honours/dance at York University, Toronto in 1992. Since 1993 her choreography has been presented in Canada, Europe the in the U.K. She danced with Toronto-based Dancemakers (1994-2006), artistic director Serge Bennathan, which toured extensively nationally and internationally. She has worked with several choreographers including; Benoît Lachambre, Kim Itoh, Peter Chin, Marie-Joseé Chartier, Peggy Baker, and Louise Bedard.

Shannon performed in installation works of Visual artists  and performed in numerous events of performance improvisations with musicians, performers and artists. Her video work has been exhibited in galleries in Toronto and Berlin. Shannon worked as: an Artistic Director for a Canadian Dance collective for 6 years, an artistic advisor, creative facilitator for choreographers and with students of the BA dance program at the University der Kunst (HZT) in Berlin, as well as a choreogrpaher and artistic coach for circus artists.

Her recent choreographic projects include: Fielding (2017), Taste of Freedom (2016) , every one everyone(2013),  acoustic sightlines (2012), Assemblages (2011) and dance-video installation, Spiral Pendulum: dance (2009).

Her recent teaching for; Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods, Universtiy of Art in Berlin, HZT- BA dance program, Cie. Toula Limnaios, Sasha Waltz and Guest's, Tanzfabrik, Laborgras, Berlin, fabrik Potsdam, Theater Bremen (Unusual Symptoms), K3 Hamburg, (DE) for CND Lyon, Lieues, Lyon and CDC le Pacifique á Grenoble, (FR) P.A.R.T.S., Raffinerie (BE), ImPulsTanz, Tanzquartier Wien, Vienna, Circuit-Est, Montreal, Dancemakers, Toronto's Love-In Toronto, Training Society of Vancouver, Mocean DANce (Halifax) (CAN),Dance House, Dublin (IR) , for the independent dance-improvisor scene in Istanbul, Turkey, for the Weld Comapany and Cullberg Ballet, Danszentrum, Stockholm, and ongoing at Tanzfabrik-Berlin.

For further information:

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