Born in the Laurentians, Quebec, Alexandre Morin, graduates from l’École de danse contemporaine de Montréal in 2013 where he is awarded a grant from the Hnatyshyn Fondation for promising Canadian artist in contemporary dance during his studies. He has danced with Marie Chouinard, Sylvain Émard, Dominique Porte, Marie Béland, Sébastien Provencher, Claudia Chan Tak and Fleuve-Espace Danse to name a few. In 2016, a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts allows him to participate at the ImPulsTanz : Vienna International Dance Festival via the ATLAS, mapping future talents program. His interests in visual arts bring him to perform in Jimmy Robert’s installation Metallica at the AGO Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto. Alexandre has presented works at the OFFTA, ZH Festival and at Short&Sweet in Montreal. His upcoming group piece Breach will presented at Tangente Danse in March 2019.
Alexandre develops his practice as a dance teacher through mentors Marc Boivin, Sophie Corriveau, Christine Lamothe, Anne Lebeau, Beverly Aitchison and Rise Steinberg via the Dance Teacher Training offered by l’École de danse contemporaine de Montréal and l'École supérieure de ballet du Québec (2015). He since has been invited to teach contemporary technique in the professional programs of both of these prestigious schools. Alexandre's curiosity for discovering new movement practices that support a hollistic and healthy approach to training the dancing body brings him to a certification in the GYROKINESIS Method with master trainers Dana Gingras & Nancy Lepore.
A movement method that addresses the entire body, opening energy pathways, stimulating the nervous system, increasing range of motion and creating functional strength through rhythmic, flowing movement sequences. The system’s unique movement signature is three-dimensional, using gentle repetitive circling, spiraling and undulating exercises connected to breathing patterns to stimulate the internal organs resulting in a sense of calm, wellbeing, and mental clarity.
An energetic polarity is encouraged by simultaneously reaching in opposite directions, creating both internal balance and support. Through the constant ebb-and-flow and push-and-pull movements, connective tissues are prompted to maintain their suppleness. By the end of a session, one's entire system has been awakened and brought into greater balance with a renewed sense of vitality.
A regular practice in the method: