Thursday, August 30, 2012

After 17 years, Ottawa’s home for alternative movement practices has closed. Movement Arts Ottawa and before that Dance Network called this beautiful, sun-filled studio in a downtown heritage building home. Contact improv, authentic movement, capoeira, BodyMind Centering and other forms were practiced there on a daily basis. Many artists created and performed wild and beautiful works there. There are many people who need to be remembered for their incredible work in holding this special space over these many years: Julie Houle Cezer, Elizabeth MacKinnon, Alexis Andrew, Nikki Manzie, Kee Hong, Caroline Barrière, Kristine Karpinski, Wendy Philpott and so many others... We are not just closing down a studio but saying goodbye to an era. We are working to see this as a moment of creative destruction and look forward optimistically to the new adventures awaiting Ottawa’s dance and movement community. Good luck to all current and past MAO members.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

After 17 years, Ottawa’s home for alternative movement practices is closing due to rent increases and other market forces in September 2012. The studio will still be open and offering a limited range of classes and activities over the summer but will no longer be accepting new members. Please check the monthly calendar in the sidebar for the updated schedule. There will also be a special event to commemorate 17 years of movement and dance in this special space. Contact us for more details or to share a memory about your experiences here:

Monday, January 02, 2012

Winter 2012 - Classes, Practice Groups and Workshops

Please contact teachers/facilitators listed below for full information. Schedule subject to change - please view full calendar for updates.

Ongoing Classes and Practice Groups

12:00-1:00 Yang Taijiquan (Kee Hong)
5:30-7:30 Taijiquan (Kee Hong)
8:00-9:30 Capoeira (Fabio Nasciemento)

4:30-6:00 SomaFlow (Kristine Karpinski)
7:00-9:00 Syntonics - Jan & Feb (Monique Leger)

12:00 – 1:00 Yang Taijiquan (Kee Hong)
5:30-7:30 Fun Comes First (Brane Vukelic)
8:00-9:30 Capoeira (Fabio Nasciemento)

12:00 – 1:00 Yang Taijiquan (Kee Hong)
5:30 – 7:30 Taijiquan (Kee Hong)

10:30-12:00 Qi Gong (Kee Hong)
2:00-3:30 Capoeira (Fabio Nasciemento)

Sunday mornings rotate between the following groups - please check the calendar for dates!
9:30-12:00 Authentic Movement Practice Group– once a month (facilitated by Wendy Philpott)
10:30-12:30 Contact Improvisation Jam - twice monthly (facilitated by Alexis Andrew & Elizabeth MacKinnon)
9:30-2:30 Embodied Practice (Monique Léger)
3:00-5:00 Fun Comes First (Brane Vukovic)

Jan 20-22 Continuum Movement - (guest teacher, please contact Kristine Karpinski for details)
Feb 18-19 Syntonics - (Monique Leger)

Authentic Movement Practice Groups: Wendy Philpott - /
Authentic Movement/Syntonics Classes: Monique Léger- 613-842-5204 /
Capoeira: Fabio Nascimiento - 613 884 1161/ / / or Chrys - 613-261-3072
Contact Improvisation: Alexis Andrew - 819 771 7835 / /
Fun Comes First: Brane Vukelic -
Taijiquan & Qigong: Kee Hong -
SomaFlow: Kristine Karpinski -