with Lucy M. May
Monday, July 19 - 8:00-9:30pm
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First City School of Dance, 156 Union St. Saint John, NB
Off_Script is a drop-in labb_session_discussion to experiment solo dance improvisation beyond the boundaries of style, in a community setting. Typically : 1st half autonomous practice + 2nd half freestyle / improvisation exchange. The original Off_Script initiative was created by Nindy Banks and Lucy M. May, and borrows the labb & session form of practice they learned through Montreal’s Krump & Hip hop communities. Off_Script is for dancers of all backgrounds to develop their improvisation and freestyle in relationship to music of different genres. During the improvisation exchange, the role of observer is just as important as that of dancer. Encouraging the dancer vocally and otherwise, animates, supports, and becomes a source of inspiration.
Photo by: Michael Slobodian
LUCY M. MAY
Lucy M. May is a New-Brunswick-born Contemporary dance artist based in Tiohtiá:ke (Montréal). Her choreography, including Anima / Darkroom, Vivarium, and Esemplastic Landing, often asks how environments thread their way through human movement. Formerly a member of Compagnie Marie Chouinard, Lucy continues to perform independently with artists such as Margie Gillis and Ariane Boulet. A graduate of EDCM and CODARTS, Lucy has practiced Krump since 2016. Her work has been programmed in Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Sweden, and the UK.