Corinne Skaff

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Corinne Skaff

Corinne Skaff is a Lebanese dance artist and pedagogue. She is the founder and artistic director of L'atelierCor.

In making dance, Corinne 's interest has been revolving around Music and Movement improvisation in performance, with a  particular interest in the Ephemeral and somatic memory as choreographic and pedagogical stategies.

Her Movement practice and teaching are informed by Contact Improvisation, Contemporary dance techniques, physical theater, and somatic practice principles. Her main interest as a pedagogue is to facilitate a holistic experience of learning: one that engages the learner physically intellectually and emotionally.

She approaches and proposes Movement as a resourceful practice of self-embodiment. Her teaching aims at empowering the dancer on a multitude of levels, bridging the gap between the Kinetic and Aesthetic demands and philosophy underlying contemporary dance. By adopting a workshop approach and following a feminist and critical pedagogy, Her teaching fosters the dancers' agency in the choreographic process and invites students to engage in the learning process towards building safe autonomous practice habits while being part of a supportive collective learning experience.

An active member of the Beiruty dance community, She has been teaching regularly and organizing communities since 2006. She hosts and organizes the different projects of L'atelier Cor: ContactCampBeirut, SOMA (school of movement arts), and La Compagnie Épémère.

She currently resides in Montréal where she is preparing for her Masters in Dance Somatic Education at UQAM.

Significant teachers
Andrew Harwood, Kira Kirsch, Nadia EL Eid, Bernd Knappe, Vega Katri Lukkonen, Iris Raipala.