Masterclass with Heidi Strauss

In association with
adelheid’s LOT X

This workshop is geared towards movers with experience in different practices and approaches to dance and physical theatre. It draws on improvisational and task-based structures to encourage a sense of listening to oneself and the people we share space with. This physical listening is the foundation for expanded scores and structures that consider our relationship with each other and the space we inhabit – based on explorations used in the development of LOT X. It will playfully question how we situate ourselves in space together, how and when we fit in, and how and when stand apart.

As part of TORQUE, Harbourfront Centre and DanceWorks present the World premiere of adelheid’s LOT X on May 29 – June 2, 2019 in the Harbourfront Centre Theatre.

Skill Level

Professionals or dance students, actors or any person using the body in their practice.

Dress so you can move freely and have appropriate foot wear or bare feet.

Leader Bios

  • Heidi Strauss

Heidi Strauss began choreographing in 1998, and ten years later founded adelheid. adelheid’s work looks at interaction between different people and groupings of people, with a specific interest in the situation of performance and how we consider each other within that construct. Heidi was dance artist-in-residence at the Factory Theatre from 2008 to 2012, a position that was created for her by Ken Gass. Heidi has choreographed for Halifax’s Mocean Dance (These Versions of Us), Toronto Dance Theatre (Everyday Anthems), Crooked Figure (for me?), The Frankfurt Opera (Durch Rosen), The Canadian Opera Company (Marriage of Figaro), Volcano (Africa Trilogy, Golden Dragon) and worked as a movement director for The Stratford Festival (Macbeth). She teaches regularly in Ontario and Quebec, and through adelheid offers open classes and professional development intensives for emerging artists.  In 2012, Heidi was honoured with a KM Hunter Award for Dance.