Winter Intensive
December 11–15, 2017



December 11 – 15, 2017
SFU School for Contemporary Arts (149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver)

The Winter Intensive will be led by Company 605’s co-directors, Lisa Gelley and Josh Martin, and special guest artist Alanna Kraaijeveld. Each day will be comprised of three parts: Technique Class, Repertoire, and a Creation Lab.

Technique Class will be led by Alanna Kraaijeveld (MTL), informed by her extensive experience as an improviser and Fighting Monkey practitioner. Lisa Gelley and Josh Martin will then teach Repertoire from Company 605’s past and current works, learning various excerpts and movement language from the company’s highly physical pieces. The Creation Lab will focus on investigating collaborative dance-making, with Company 605’s co-directors providing different concepts and starting points for explorations, and participants accessing their own choreographic interests and movement choices. Throughout the intensive, short collaborations will be attempted, where the group will practice and apply various approaches to shared process, experiencing negotiation and compromise, building a shared vocabulary, and forming a collective voice.


Technique Class with Alanna: 10 am - 12 pm

Repertoire with Company 605: 12:30-2:30 pm

Creation Lab with Company 605: 3:15- 5:00 pm



Early Registration
Last day November 13, 2016
$336 = $320 + $16 (5% GST)

Regular Registration
On or after November 14, 2016
$399 = $380 + $19 (5% GST)

To register, download and complete registration form (PDF | Word) and return it to or by mail to:

104-336 East 1st Avenue
Vancouver, BC 
V5L 4R6

Payment can be made using PayPal, or by cheque payable to Company 605.


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Technique with Alanna Kraaijeveld

What do we practice to be agile in body and mind?

Alanna's class is informed by her experience as an improviser, choreographic collaborator, and her encounters with Fighting Monkey (FM). A practice co-developed by Linda Kapetanea and Jozef Frucek (RootlessRoot), FM aims to nourish and restore movement patterns and mobility. Using these sources as a point of departure, participants will examine and test tendencies and limitations, both individually and in partners, and nurture mental and physical potential through difficulty and danger.

The proposed training fosters adaptability, creativity. kinetic power, increased perception and communication: essential capacities for today’s contemporary performing artist.

About Alanna

Alanna Kraaijeveld is a Montréal based dancer, teacher, and improviser.  She is interested in playfulness, endurance, timing, and physical rigor. 

Kraaijeveld’s humor and adaptability have supported her participation in diverse performance projects.  She has collaborated with artists and organizations including Louise Bédard Danse, Dave St-Pierre, Marie Claire Forté, Grouped’ArtGravelArtGroup / Frédérick Gravel, Susanna Hood, Justine Chambers, Yves Charuest, William Parker, Opéra Québéc, Et Marianne et Simon, Tedd Robinson, Mayday / Mélanie Demers, Sylvain Émard Danse, Dancemakers, Stella Adler Studio of Acting, Studio 303, Concordia University, L’école de danse contemporaine de Montréal.  She was a member of (now defunct) Le Groupe Dance Lab (Ottawa), a significant international centre for choreographic research, under the direction of Peter Boneham for four seasons. 

Alanna’s study of movement and teaching is ongoing.  She travels internationally to access Fighting Monkey workshops and intensives with Linda Kapetanea and Jozef Frucek, and runs a training group in Montréal where she explores less traditional training methodologies and formats. Kraaijeveld holds a Master’s Degree in Professional Practice (Dance Technique Pedagogy) from Middlesex University, England.

For more information about Alanna Kraaijeveld’s teaching initiatives:




Questions? Email or call 605.683.6552.

Company 605''s Winter Intensive is made possible through the generous support of the SFU School for the Contemporary Arts.