• Private Cabin Oceanfront – CAD $3,590.00
  • Single w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $2,850.00
  • Single w/ensuite – CAD $2,680.00
  • Single w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,305.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $4,470.00
  • Couple w/ensuite – CAD $4,125.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom – CAD $3,780.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront – CAD $2,240.00
  • Twin w/ensuite – CAD $2,065.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,890.00
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,715.00
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,485.00
  • Male Dorm – CAD $1,485.00
  • Mixed Dorm – CAD $1,485.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,410.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $2,645.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,340.00

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on June 25
Ends with lunch on June 30

Sample program schedule

Location: Cortes Island

Tuition: $725 CAD

Campus Rates: Campus rates include accommodations, meals, Hollyhock activities, use of hot tubs and campus facilities (does not include tuition). Click here for details.

Scholarships: Program experiences are enriched by having a multitude of voices and experiences that reflect global plurality. Our scholarship program is one of our key strategies to expand program access to underrepresented and marginalized communities.

A limited number of scholarships are available per program with awards ranging from partial to full tuition. We encourage applicants from those whose identities intersect with, but are not limited to: Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, 2SLGBTQIA+, people with disabilities, newcomers, youth, and elders.

Please apply for a scholarship within your program registration form. We ask for a 5% refundable deposit to apply. Contact us directly if you are unable to pay this deposit.

Image Credit: Photo from Aisha Sasha
Choreographic Residency at Toronto Dance Theatre (2022)

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The Good Easy

With Aisha Sasha John

June 25 - 30, 2023

Let’s practice doing what only we can do—giving expression to our unique experience of reality, of being, by reporting, in movement or writing, that which is there, immediate, necessary, urgent, haunting, pleasurable—that which increases comfort, that which the system, our organism, us slash we, desires.

The good easy is the response indistinguishable from listening. Let’s elect to receive and pay attention to what arises from the quiet. We don’t have to do anything or make anything or be other than what is here—we don’t have to perform our successfulness, our virtuosity, our intelligence, our innovation—we don’t have to labour in the service of impressing the police we project onto the audience, reader, other. We don’t have to labour under orders of the police within: that is the bad easy. The bad easy is pretend. The good easy knows us as perfect, as possible, as ready, as beautiful—the good easy understands the creative wealth of turning one’s mind towards and into our body, to opening our mind to bearing witness to itself—giving voice to our fullness one moment at a time. Letting go into the dance of what could not but be.

We’ll explore the good easy—which, essentially, is an orientation of mindfulness—as movement and writing scores. The good easy is an opportunity to bring loving-kindness to the core of your creative life.

“Aisha moving at the pace of presence and honesty made space for me to get into a real, vulnerable and honest performance of being… My performance practice has been deeply nourished by this workshop.” Past Participant

Schedule

A detailed schedule will be available 1-2 weeks in advance of the program. View sample schedule here.

Terms & Conditions

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Presenter

Aisha Sasha John
Aisha Sasha John is interested in choreographing performances that are occasions for real and multitudinous actions of love. John recently premiered her first ensemble work, DIANA ROSS DREAM (Danse-cité) which was developed during her 2019-2022 Dancemakers choreographic residency. Her full-length solo work debuted as the aisha of oz at the…
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