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Memoir & Movement

Explore your body of stories...

Drawing on creative tools from dance improvisation, literary memoir, voicework, poetry and clown, Sara Porter leads a playful approach to exploring and expanding your personal creative terrain. A dynamic multi-disciplinary workshop for personal & professional exploration that draws on the uniqueness of each person’s lived experience.


Participants gain fuller access to breath and vocal range, refine writing, extend movement vocabulary, awaken senses and imagination. Mine past & perspective for the movement, image, sensations and stories that tell us who we are. On stage and in life.



New!  Starting  FALL 2022


- on ZOOM -

* Monday Morning *

Seniors Sessions

Weekly: Mondays 10am-11am

Oct 3rd - Dec 19th, 2022

(no session Oct 17 or 24)

Exercise for your body, mind and imagination

A gentle, creative wake-up for your week. Sara Porter leads an hour of Memoir & Movement-inspired work:  Each hour-long session includes: dance improvisation, creative writing, conversation about creative process, voice work and poetry.

All abilities, all welcome.

COST : $120 (10-classes)

ZOOM : link shared each week


I truly appreciated how much research, generosity, consistency, and care went into your class prep.

A heart-lifting experience

You are a great teacher and facilitator. You led us through this rich, subtle process of listening and noticing with such humour, light, and instinct

Wonderful, generous and so beautifully creative

I did not feel the least bit hesitant to dance, be silly, make funny faces - how liberating to show our vulnerable side to all these lovely ladies

This class, at this time, was a gift




Sara Porter has 30 years experience as a dance educator, teaching both creative and theoretical approaches to contemporary dance in colleges and university in Canada and Scotland. An innovative and popular teacher, she has advised on curriculum - and developed new program content - for professional professional training programs and university departments in Canada and Scotland.

After returning to performing in 2014, after a hiatus raising kids, Sara built Sara does a Solo, drawing from her personal stories. She was awarded a Chalmers Fellowship in 2019 to research memoir & movement, and began to develop this unique material for teaching. Her next works - Getting to know your Fruit (stage & film) and This is my Math Dance (stage & film) are both rooted in this approach. 

Sara is in demand across the country by artists in an array of disciplines - including opera, theatre, circus, dance - as a guide to extend and enrich creative and personal practices. 

Stay tuned for upcoming fall workshops

Intergalactic Arts Collective Studio, #103

Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St, Toronto

Artists exploring personal terrain geared toward professional output