Welcome to lbs/sq” 25th Anniversary Season
and our PoundsART Channel 


Leap into online learning, creation process/dialogue & performance forums and streamed performances through the PoundsART Channel. Each month this fall, the Channel will feature an online workshop, with a creation process/dialogue presentation following a couple of days later. 
 

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Practicing Through Change - Solo Practice Creation Workshop

With Gerry Trentham and guest Michael Caldwell

October 20, 2020

1:00pm - 2:30pm 

ONLINE

This Practicing Through Change series helps participants create a confident and consistent practice while isolated. As we gently begin to re-engage within the realities of COVID, Gerry Trentham and guests offer means to rebalance the body/voice in these challenging times and to build resilience, bravery, and presence. As we re-enter into rehearsals and performance for live, live streamed, and filmed work what do we now need? This session's guest Michael Caldwell whose powerful performance in William Yong's film of Trentham's work Monument will share some of the practices that help his body/mind prepare for such a stirring performance. 

Check out that performance here at Dusk Dances 2020 - a shortened sneak peak of the Pounds 25th Anniversary version to air next spring. 

Meet Michael & his work. 

"Working towards a more nuanced understanding of our tangible bodies, my movement practice is imbued with a constant sense of activity - always shifting, bouncing, and circling through the body, and in space. Breath and eye focus are integrated into a full-body experience, through a conscious layering of physical and relational tasks. This practice is designed for a diversity of performers, with different trainings and practices, for different ages, sizes, backgrounds, and abilities." - MC 

Michael Caldwell is a Toronto-based choreographer, performer, curator, director, producer, and arts advocate. His choreography has been commissioned/presented throughout Canada at major festivals, in traditional venues and in site-responsive contexts.  Caldwell is a two-time K.M. Hunter Charitable Foundation Artist Award finalist.  He has performed/collaborated with over 50 of Canada's esteemed performance creators/companies, performing across North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, earning two (2) Dora Mavor Moore Awards for outstanding performance in dance.  He is the Executive Producer at Fall for Dance North in Toronto, and Associate Artistic Director at Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal in Nova Scotia, and sits on the board of directors at the Dancer Transition Resource Centre.

 

Cost: PWYC

Subsidized Rate - Free 

Discounted Rate - $10 

General Admission - $20

Pay It Forward - $30 

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ReCREATING "The Street"

Conversation & Performance

October 22, 2020

7:00pm

Join us for a conversation/ performance hosted by Cole Alvis (Michif) with collaborators actor Zac Running Coyote, writer/SM Jake D. Tkaczyk, filmmaker Alexander Boldt and choreographer/director Gerry Trentham. 

 

Cost: PWYC

Subsidized Rate - Free 

Discounted Rate - $10 

General Admission - $20 

Pay It Forward - $30