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Lucy M.May | Rustlin’ Vessels

  • Decidedly Jazz Danceworks 111 12 Street Southeast Calgary, AB Canada (map)

$15 | Drop-in

Location | DJD Dance Centre - Studio TBA

Attending | Professional Dance Community

Focus | Movement Lab


Rustlin’ Vessels is a movement lab. Lucy guides physical explorations contaminated by the language of somatics, science, and poetry. Participants will work alone, in pairs and as a micro-community through improvisations of various forms, including freestyle composition, the use of analogy, witnessing, sign posts, systems, and touch. Current proposals constellate around possibilities : the porousness of time and place; a difference between feeling and sensation; music as a map. We will practice tensile power and muscular resistance. Bumping through big ideas, paying attention to detail, to each other, and to how we are positioned − Let it be resolved that dancing is a way of thinking in the world.


Lucy M. May is a contemporary dance artist and writer based in Montréal. Her performances, including Vivarium and Esemplastic Landing, often ask 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. A graduate of LADMMI and CODARTS, she began studying Krump in 2016, recently becoming a member of Jigsaw’s Grouch fam.

Lucy M. May. Photos © Michael Slobodian. Edit by Lucy M. May

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