Contemporary Dance

con·tem·po·rar·y / dans/

 Contemporary Dance ​​

noun

​​con·tem·po·rar·y /dans/ 

1. An exploration and discovery of how the body moves in time and space with different dynamics and energies. 

2. Contemporary dance is a genre of dance performance that developed during the mid-twentieth century and has since grown to become one of the dominant genres for formally trained dancers throughout the world, with particularly strong popularity in the U.S. and Europe.
2019 Contemporary
Dance Intensive
January 5 & 6, 2019
For dancers ages 16-25.
Classes will run from 9:30 am-3: 30 pm both days. From 3:30-4:30 pm on Sunday we will host an optional audition for our Summer Contemporary Dance Collective. 

Guest Artists include:
   - Liz Ferns, & Meghann Mikalsky
Professional Seminars: 
   - Crystal Watson & Kari Lotzien 

The intensive will include dance based workshops that focus on floorwork, composition, and dynamic movement. Professional seminars will cover injury prevention and dancer's mental health.

Intensive Price: $249
Earlybird Price: $199

Early bird pricing is available before November 15.
The deadline to register is December 15.


Register Here
Intensive Schedule
Meet Our Guests
Mehgann Mickalsky
Guest Artist
"co-founder of the Project inTandem"
   
Ms. Michalsky is an active independent dance artist residing in Calgary, Alberta. She completed her BA in Contemporary Dance, with a concentration in Choreography and Performance, at the University of Calgary. Since graduating, her drive and passion have led her to expand her contemporary dance knowledge through studies in Montreal, Vancouver, London, Amsterdam, Vienna, and Berlin. As a performer, Michalsky was selected for the Lab Emerging Artist Program in 2016 and Physic/Alchemy in 2018 with Dancers’ Studio West. Michalsky has also worked as a performer for an array of individual artists and companies, including Davida Monk, Cloudsway Dance Theatre, kloetzel&co, Dancing Monkey Laboratories, Peggy Baker Dance Projects, and Jason Owin F. Galeos, amongst others. Her most recent choreographies have been presented in many local festivals like Annual Alberta Dance Festival, Project InTandem, Convergence, and abroad at artArctica Festival in Helsinki, Finland. Michalsky enjoys creating opportunities for emerging artists in Alberta to thrive. She is the co-founder of Project InTandem and YYC Contemporary Technique Training. 
    
Liz Ferns
Guest Artist
"performing #JustGirlyThings, a physical theatre piece"
Ferns has just completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Calgary this past June. During her time in the program, she was able to learn from professors and guest artists from all over the world, as well as perform for esteemed choreographers such as Gerry Trentham and Davida Monk. Over the course of her degree, she created and collaborated on several pieces that were shown in a formal setting, and has found a real passion in composition. Most recently, she has been working on and performing #JustGirlyThings, a physical theatre piece directed by Samantha Ketsa and Emily Sunderland.    
    
Crystal Watson
Guest Presentor
"completed her Masters of Arts in Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation"
Crystal is very passionate about helping people reach their optimal performance. As such, she has recently completed her Masters of Arts in Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation at the University of Alberta. Crystal is now excited to share her new ideas and perspectives with those who are looking to take their performance to the next level!    
    
Kari Lotzien
Occupational Theatapist
"Owner of To The Stars Occupational Therapy Clinic"
​​Bio Coming soon. 
 
    
2019 Contemporary Dance performance TBA
Summer Contemporary
Dance Collective ​​
2019 Audition Dates
Call for Contemporary Dancers 
Sunday, January 6th, 2019
Time: 3:30-4:30pm
Ages: 16-25
Location: @ Pound It Hip Hop Studio
 5809 51 Ave #4b, Red Deer Alberta 

Every summer, Maddox Dance Company offers a performance opportunity for contemporary dancers ages 16-25. This opportunity will give dancers a chance to gain pre-professional experience and extra training throughout the summer months.  We hope that this experience will bring Central Albertan dancers together to help form a community of future colleagues and offer the chance for emerging artists or graduating dancers the opportunity to continue dancing and perfecting their art.  
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