Part-time Instructor, Contemporary Dance
Contemporary dance artist
Erin Flynn beganher career as a professional dancer at Le Groupe de la Place Royale,subsequently dancing for many independent artists, as well as thecompanies Ruth Cansfield Dance, Trip Dance (Karen Kuzak), Van Grimde CorpsSecrets and Public Recordings. Flynn's works have been presented in Montreal byTangente, Studio 303, La Deuxième Porte à Gauche, the OFF.T.A and lesMaisons de la Culture, as well as in Toronto, Halifax, Regina,Winnipeg, Tokyo and Séoul. Erin regularly teaches Contemporary technique,improvisation and interpretation to professional, preprofessional and amateurdancers through RQD, Uqàm, Danse toujours, Variations Mile End and at ConcordiaUniversity. Erin is pursuing a Masters degree at Uqàm, researching waysof developing an artistic form of Periodisation adapted to the creativeprocess in dance.
Erin Flynn is interested in the intersection of technical training and the creative process. Informed by a variety of somatic, creative and technical approaches, Flynn’s classes are a setting for dancers to explore, hone and skillfully transmit the sensations of their bodies moving in space.
Erin’s class begins with a thorough warm up that builds strength, alignment and awareness through movement. Shorter sequences drawing on ballet and contemporary vocabulary work full range of movement, stabilization and the ability to move fluidly through space. Improvisation structures exploring different physical states and playing with group dynamics are also interspersed to help dancers warm up creatively and practice collaborating collectively.
Absorbed in Silence, Quartiers Dance 2017
Absorbed in Silence, choreographer: Victoria May
Festival Quartiers Dance, September 14th, 2017
Cinquième Salle, Place des Arts