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GADFLY LAB

The Dance Creative Lab where Dancers level up into Artists.

A 16+ hour dive in a mind-bending & style-expanding professional creation process. Powered, Coached & Directed by Award-winning touring dance company Gadfly. 

MONTREAL | JULY 12-13-14 2019

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THERE'S TOO MANY DANCERS, NOT ENOUGH ARTISTS.  

Dancers wait to get called to learn the steps... Dance Artists get invited to CREATE the steps.

THE GADFLY LAB Not merely an Urban or Contemporary dance lab. 16+ hrs of dance indulgence for the real world dancer of today: Performer + Athlete + Interpreter. Beyond just learning steps, you will work intensively on concepts, characters, textures, movement techniques, and create a Pro-level original work from scratch.

The process, will take you further than the typical dancer that just waits to be told how to move, how to feel, how to deliver.

You will get a sense on how to be a proactive key dancer that can contribute to any genre of choreographers. You will learn the three pillars of most consistent working dancers today. Nope.. They’re not: making faces, versatility, or looking like the choreographer… They are: ADAPTABILITY, CURIOSITY, UNIQUENESS

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11:00 AM - AYBRID TECHNIQUE

Not your typical technique class. We’ll decode movement and expand your arsenal through specific techniques taken from Hip Hop, Popping, House Dance, Breaking, various Martial Arts, & Aybrid Movement methods we developed after having worked with 400+ dancers, booked +150 gigs, and created over 50 original works.

12:00pm - CREATIVE LAB 

Be dancer, interpreter, & collaborator for the creation of a new theatrical work from scratch. Dive into the mind-bending artistic process of Gadfly. Focus: interpretation, style, creativity, and stage presence. 

3:00pm - FREELANCE HUSTLE SESH

Customized seminar demystifying the game of being a Freelance artist. We skip fluffy theory and hit only the practical, applicable & tested stuff that got us from struggling artists with $13 000+ in debt into 15 years of consistent work (Katy Perry, Feist, Nelly Furtado, Movies: Camp Rock II, You Got Served II, Turn The Beat Around, Commercials: Bell, SYTYCD Canada, Virgin Mobile), and that keeps us hungry to contribute to the art of dance.

+ SHOWING - July 14 in the evening

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THE KIND OF DANCERS WE PUSH

ART DIRECTORS

Gadfly is an Award-winning repertory dance company and choreography unit powered by passion. We Create Original Works and provide Choreography with a focus on the sweet spot between Artistry, Athleticism, and Authenticity.  

After years in the making, the GADFLY LAB is here to provide challenging affordable training grounds for a dance career through: result-oriented training methods, experienced faculty, and safe environment to break your face, stand up and build the DNA to be both an artist and a performer.  

THE AYBRID MOVEMENT METHOD Aybrid Movement training is straight up about Adaptability & Uniqueness. It's for Contemporary dancers with thirst for physical & artistic growth and Hip Hop/Urban dancers hungry to expand depth & breath. See yourself as a hybrid artist that is a Performer, an Athlete, and an Interpreter.  

Let’s find what works for you in order to deliver substance to choreographers, memorable stage time to audiences, and have a shot at a dance career!

APPLICATION 

Tuition: $220+ hst

Limited capacity: Max 10 dancers will be accepted Application deadline: July 2nd or when spots are filled.

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LA TOYA ROBINSON Drake, Black Eyed Peas, Rihanna

As true visionaries and artists these two always provide thought provoking and inspiring works of art. They've created some amazing bodies of work, that I've had the pleasure to be a part of. I enjoy their process, unconventional style and their hard work and dedication is something to admire. Pushing artists to really connect and explore movement is what they do best and is what you can look forward to at this intensive! 

TESTIMONIALS

VICTORIA MEHAFFEY Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie, Pro Arte Danza, Dora Mavor Moore Award nominee (for B8NUAR by Gadfly)

Working with Gadfly is an opportunity to push the limits of physicality, challenge instincts and to learn to trust the development of the artistic voice. Apolonia and Ofilio encourage dancers to be creators. They enable artists to surpass the mental, physical and emotional places they have already visited to experience new, superior energies.

ANDREW PYRO CHUNG Movie: Hockey Score Musical, Commercials: OLG Lotto, Footlocker, Dora Award Outstanding Performance (for Klorofyl by Gadfly)

7 years working with Gadfly and it's always like working with them for the first time. Still challenged and pushed to my limits every rehearsal, excited to see their end product since they always change things up to keep it fresh. What I appreciate most is the professionalism. Dedicated to being fair to their dancers while expecting hard work in return. Gadfly's normal rehearsals are already intense. So now when you add the word intensive to the mix.... you know they mean business!