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Keystroke Choreographies

part of the HYPER_ series

Created through the use of virtual bodies found online, the videos in this series are compositional studies utilizing popular contemporary dance principals & techniques as a framework for virtual choreography.


Contact Freya for the password to view the work online

FLYING LOW Technique

Video: Freya Olafson

Audio: LE1F

2:00 minutes


Developed by David Zambrano Flying Low is a movement technique that focuses on the dancers relationship with the floor.  Simple movement patterns that involve breathing, speed and the release of energy throughout the body in order to activate the relationship between the center and the joints, moving in and out of the ground efficiently while maintaining a centered state.

Release technique 

Video: Freya Olafson

Audio: Dubbel Dutch 

3:30 minutes


Skinner Release Technique - SRT is a movement training technique developed by Joan Skinner in the 1960's that utilizes image-guided and tactile exercises designed to ease tension and promote an effortless movement - integrated with alignment of the 'whole' self. 

core to distal - Laban Technique

Video: Freya Olafson

Audio: LE1F

3:20 minutes


Core to distal connectivity is an essential focus in Barteneiff Fundamentals (a movement technique that focuses upon achieving improved coordination) wherein the whole body is organized by a pattern of connectivity that begins in the center core of the body and radiates out through the torso to the proximal joints, the mid-limbs - all the way to the distal ends of the extremities. All movement radiates from the navel.

Working with choreographic expectations 

Video: Freya Olafson

1:05 minutes


Created through the playing on an online game, that is rigid in structure. The player simply has to hit the right key in time.  There is quick overlay of positive verbal affirmations and declamations of failure. To succeed choreographically one must not step out of line / off beat. 

contact improvisation

Video: Freya Olafson

2:23 minutes

Contact improvisation is a dance technique in which points of physical contact provide the starting point for exploration through movement improvisation. 

site specific improvisation

Video: Freya Olafson

1:43 minutes


Site-specific: a work of art created through improvisation composed on-location.




Physical Cinema Festival / StockFish Film Festival curated by Helena Jonsdóttir, screened 'Release Technique' and  'Core to Distal' - Reykjavík, Iceland

2014 Cinematheque |Winnipeg Film Group ‘Weeping & Gnashing of Teeth: Contemporary Women’s Animation’ curated by Dave Barber, screened video work ‘Release Technique’ - Winnipeg


International dancefilm festival Brussels 'L'art difficile de filmer la danse' screening ‘Working With Choreographic Expectations’, 

Danscentrumjette - Brussels

2011 Mile Zero Dance ‘Wired Body’ Screening of ‘Release Technique’, ‘Working With Choreographic Expectations’ and 2B

curated by: Amy Fung - Edmonton, Alberta


SCREENING HISTORY as part of HYPER_ performance: 

works included in HYPER_ performance, 'Working with Choreographic Expectations', 'Release Technique' and 'Core to Distal - Laban Technique'


Canada Dance Festival 2016 (Ottawa)


Expanse Festival (Edmonton) March 12 - 15

Summerworks (Toronto) August 5 - 16


WNDX - Festival of Moving Image (Winnipeg)

núna (now) Festival (Winnipeg) Premiere

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