Training Classes with Heidi Strauss

For dance professionals and intermediate-advanced students


November 21st to 25th and
November 28th to December 2nd 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Centre des arts de la scène Jean-Besré
250, Dépôt, Sherbrooke

Cost: $7 / class (for self-employed or professional dancers)


Class Description

A mix of set material, directed exploration and improvisation, the class focuses on aspects of external, felt, and internal space in the making of choices dancing. The thinking body will work through the physical experiences of emerging in and out of the floor, locomoting and modulating between different degrees of effort and control to challenge our individual limits, or what we consider them to be.  Encouraging the act of listening to the moving body, this class explores the interplay between changing directional pulls, musicality and points of (off)balance.  We will work the mind in order to let the body work for itself.  We will play with letting go and recovering, finding simple pathways, and having fun doing it together.


Heidi Strauss

Heidi Strauss is a dancer and choreographer. In 2008 she founded adelheid dance projects. adelheid’s work looks at interaction between different people and groupings of people, with a specific interest in the situation of performance and how we consider each other (audience & performer) within that construct. Heidi was dance artist-in-residence at the Factory Theatre (2008-2012) where she created 3 works including the multi Dora Award winning this time. Her work has toured across the country. She has choreographed for Toronto Dance Theatre, The Frankfurt Opera, The Canadian Opera Company and worked as a movement director for theatre with Volcano, Necessary Angel and recently at Stratford on Macbeth. She has given workshops across Canada, and in the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy and Singapore. Strauss received the KM Hunter Award for Dance (2012), and is a resident artist at the Theatre Centre.


Information: 819 822-8912 |


The classes are offered in collaboration with the Regroupement québécois de la danse and thanks to the financial support of Emploi-Québec and the CQRHC.