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 creation laboratory.


Movement class/Deep movement consciousness

May 28 to June 8 | 9:30am to 1:00pm

Place: Édifice Wilder | École de danse contemporaine de Montréal

Studio: TBC

Rate: DAC pro - $179 | Visiting pro - $203 | Standard - $239 (taxes not included)

*Do not register for this workshop if you cannot attend the entirety of the above mentioned schedule.

Workshop description:

Movement Class


Peter’s class is about working with powerful physicality related to the floor and air. The focus of the class is to develop movement in different levels - up and down positions, shifting support and balance in different parts of the body and handstand work. His inspiration for the class comes from every living moment that he senses in his life.


The class is started with full power by playing games that wake up the body and mind. Improvisation or open dancing, will be the tools to start. Later we slow down and focus on the short exercises that connect to final phrases which will end the class.


Rhythmically we extend and shift movement  from the floor phrases in the air and down again, using speed and efficiency of the body, supporting action and fearlessness. In a playful environment, Peter wants to work with instinct to discover different kinds of movement possibilities. The point of his class is to develop trust among the group and build safe conclusions to difficult actions.

Deep Movement Consciousness


The workshop is more of a creativity class than a dance class. Because of its nature, it is an open level class for professional dancers and movers alike. Rather than teaching form, the class focuses on expanding one’s artistic self-awareness. The class begins with exploring qualities such as rebound, flow, fractions, and shaking to reach a state beyond self-judgment and self-limitations. Here we will work within the gap between power and fragility. After waking up the body and mind, we will focus on isolations and polyrhythmic exercises to root back our focus. We will move with the intention of never going back, developing one’s fearlessness and ability to trust each instant’s potential to lead somewhere. We will give ourselves the necessary time to tune into our body’s intuitive intelligence to solve movement paradoxes that emerge during the research process. We will facilitate each other’s exploration by working in pairs and in groups, as well as individually.

These simple open structures are simultaneously technical tools and tools for composition. We encourage the dancer to playfully explore their inner workings and personal language that result both from everyday lived experience and learned movement patterns. By opening up creative curiosity, we enhance our movement fluency. In turn, we will develop strategies to explore the space between continuity and disruption of movement ideas by naming patterns for those interested in building choreography.



Peter Jasko was born in 1982 in Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia. He took his first dance classes with the  folk dance company Dumbier Slovakia, where he remained for eleven years. From 1996 to 2001,  Peter studied at the J. L. Bella Conservatory of Dance in Banska Bystrica , Slovakia. He  continued  his  training at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Bratislava before entering the P.A.R.T.S. School   for Contemporary Dance in Brussels (2002), directed by Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker.  

His professional experience includes dancing with such international artists and companies as  Opera Banska Bystrica, ASpO, Company Roberto Olivan, OXOXOX – Juri Konjar, G. Barberio Corsetti &  Fatou Traore, and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Since 2001, he has also collaborated with David Zambrano  as both a performer and as assistant in his classes and workshops.


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

In 2014, he directed the Svalbard Company’s All Genius All Idiot. The following year, Peter Jasko created Untied Tales (The Vanished Power of the Usual Reign)  in collaboration with Clara Furey, which premiered at La Chapelle in Montreal.

​The same year Peter Jasko created performance for 300 seniors as a part of cultural city of Europe, Plzen 2015. For the past twelve years, he has taught in some forty-six countries around the world.

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