Spontaneous Composition with the Frame | Laboratory

May 29 to June 2 | 11:30am to 1:30pm

Place: Édifice Wilder: Espace danse

Studio: École de Danse contemporaine de Montréal

Cost : $95.67 + ( $4.78 TPS + $9.55 TVQ) = $110

Please note that the video and photographic materials are for insight into Peter Jasko's previous works and do not demonstrate what will be explored in this lab.

Laboratory Description

The focus of this lab is to develop unique movement patterns by playing with different tools and qualities of movement such as rebound, flow, fractions, shaking and much more. Improvisation or “Open Dancing” will be the tool with which you start. Later the focus will be on short exercises based on isolations and polyrhythms.


In a playful environment you will work with instinct and consciousness simultaneously in order to discover new movement possibilities. Peter would like to precipitate curiosity and creativity in order to increase the dancer’s movement skills.

In this workshop he would like to focus and exercise individual practice, duet work and group work as well. Peter has created a system of how to approach this practice in efficient way.



Peter Jasko was born in Slovakia. He took his first dance classes at the folk dance company Dumbier Slovakia then he studied and graduated at the Conservatory J.L. Bella of dance, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia. He continued his higher education at the international school of dance P.A.R.T.S. (2002). His professional experience ranges from dancing with different international artists and companies such as Zuzana Hajkova, Barberio Corsetti & Fatou Traore, Company Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (for the creation of Myth in 2007).


For approximately 17 years, Peter has been collaborating as a performer and assistant of David Zambrano.

Peter has been teaching since 2002 and gained his experience from teaching in many dance studios, dance and circus schools and companies in 30 countries throughout the world.


Peter Jasko is co-founder of Les SlovaKs Dance Collective. They created Opening Night (2007), Journey Home (2009), The Koncert (2010) and Fragments (2012).


In 2014 Peter began a collaboration with Clara Furey, on the performance Untied Tales (the vanished power of the usual reign) which premiered in Montreal in October 2015.

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