National accessArts Centre's integrated movement workshop, photo by Bailey Simone / @bazsimoe.snaps
Workshop for the general public



RATE: 15$

60 minutes

National accessArts Centre

Integrated Movement Workshop

Join the National accessArts Centre (NaAC) for a 60-minute integrated movement workshop on Friday, January 19, at 1pm. Led by Ashley Brodeur, Alicia Morrison and Chawna Exner, this class will provide an opportunity for people of all abilities to experience movement rooted in the power of improvisation. This unique process will incorporate principles from the NaAC’s artist-led processes, fostering a space for individual expression, collective collaboration, and inclusive dance narratives. All are invited to explore, collaborate, and celebrate movement in a supportive and enriching environment.

Minimum: 5 participants. Maximum: 14 participants. Tangente offers a complimentary ticket to the companion of any person requiring the assistance of a third party. To reserve, contact the box office at 514 525-1500[email protected], or in person.

Ashley Brodeur
Alicia Morrison
Chawna Exner
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National accessArts Centre

The National accessArts Centre (NaAC) was founded as the In-Definite Arts Society in 1975. They provide artistic training, creation, and exhibition/presentation opportunities for artists with developmental, physical, and acquired disabilities. The NaAC supports more than 300 artists living with developmental and/or physical disabilities through on-site studio support and workshops, and an even broader community of Canadian artists with disabilities through immersive programs delivered online.

Director of Maven Movement, providing professional-level inclusive performance and training opportunities has been Ashley Brodeur’s focus for the past eight years. With professional performance credits including the Dubai Shopping Festival, Toronto Fringe Festival, TIFF, BravoFact!, Loreal, Labatt and XBox, and the Much Music Video Awards, she is motivated to ensure that professional performance opportunities are available to all, especially those traditionally underrepresented. An attendee of the BFA Dance Program at York University, the Commercial Dance Program at George Brown College and the Professional Training Program at Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, she has trained with AXIS Dance Company, Parable Dance, and around the world.

A member of the Ensemble since 2017, Alicia Morrison has expanded her own creativity, learnings and repertoire exponentially through her time with the Ensemble. Dancing a pivotal role of a shape-shifter in the 2017 performance of The Mind Palace, she also helped co-create this piece and her solo in the Ensemble’s film, Moving Pictures, Pictures Moving. Off the stage, she regularly nurtures her artistic practice through community dance classes and visual arts. Alicia shares her love of dance through assisting The Roots of Jazz alongside Dinou Marlett Stuart, Decidedly Jazz Danceworks Alumni, and in her own class, Gratitude Gogo. She expresses her love of writing, storytelling and song through Act One, a collaborative program between the NaAC and the Calgary Opera.

With a background in various dance styles, Chawna Exner has had a life-long relationship with dance. After pursuing her BFA in the University of Calgary Dance program, Chawna discovered the art of burlesque and has since established herself as a prominent burlesque artist as Eva Angel. Burlesque has brought her to many stages in Calgary and across Canada, including the Calgary, Vancouver, and Edmonton International Burlesque Festivals, Wild Mountain Music Fest, and Calgary’s High Performance Rodeo. In 2018, Chawna began work with an accessible dance company, Momo Movement (now National accessArts Centre), and has sought to discover ways to bring equity and accessibility into dance and burlesque ever since.

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