Lola Ryan (Seniors Program)

Lola Ryan is a teacher, writer and performer. She is a senior artist, with an extensive career in many fields of endeavour   A former champion athlete, she began a career in dance in her twenties, founding and co-founding several dance/theatre companies and touring nationally. She is one of Canada's foremost practitioners of dance and movement improvisation. As a critic, she has both written and broadcast reviews of dance and theatre across Canada and in the US. Her work with children and adults is an abiding interest, which is why the work she has created encourages links between youthful play and the world of dance. Through MASC, Lola has taught thousands of children, adults and seniors since 2000.  She also teaches at the University of Ottawa and serves on the board of Dance Ontario. 

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Dance vocabulary; warm-ups; concentration and focus in movement; balance, harmony, contrast and patterning; problem solving; demonstrate locomotion/travelling, manipulation and stability skills.


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Seniors Workshop: The Elastic Body

Residency Workshop English French Immersion Seniors

These classes use stretching, yoga, breathing and gentle movement activities to encourage participants to open muscles and joints without risk or strain.

Participants:
Seniors
Maximum:
25
Discipline:
Dance
Time and Price:
In person only:
One workshop: 1 hour $245 + HST
Two workshops: 1 hour each $285 + HST
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Seniors Workshop: The Quiet Body

Residency Workshop English French Seniors

This work is ideal for people with limited range of motion, and emphasizes mobility and relaxation. It also invites participants to engage their minds and muscles.

Participants:
Seniors
Maximum:
25
Discipline:
Dance
Time and Price:
In person only:
One workshop: 1 hour $245 + HST
Two workshops: 1 hour each $285 + HST
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Seniors Workshop: The Expressive and Social Body

Residency Workshop English French Seniors

Participants experience the joys of dance and athletic movement in a context that extends their abilities but also protects them from strain or over-use. The use of theatre games may be of interest to some groups as well.

Participants:
Seniors
Maximum:
25
Discipline:
Dance
Time and Price:
In person only:
One workshop: 1 hour $245 + HST
Two workshops: 1 hour each $285 + HST
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Seniors Workshop: The Playful Body

Residency Workshop English French Seniors

We don't stop playing because we get old; we get old because we stop playing. Lola presents activities using play balls as a catalyst for re-experiencing the game of life.

Participants:
Seniors
Maximum:
25
Discipline:
Dance
Time and Price:
In person only:
One workshop: 1 hour $245 + HST
Two workshops: 1 hour each $285 + HST
Request a Booking