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Memoir & Movement

Explore your body of stories...

Sara Porter has developed a robust, playful and unique mode of multidisciplinary training that draws participants through creative investigations into their practices, histories, stories and selves. Through movement improvisation, writing, drawing, clowning and vocal exploration, participants generate a range of material geared toward performance.

Memory, identity, storytelling, performance and craft are explored through creative actitity, reflection and conversation. A thoughtful and fun approach to memoir.

Artistic experience - in any discipline - is helpful but not necessary.


No question is too small or weird. If it's your question, it's a question. Email me


registration now open...

Memoir & Movement


for dancers & performers & artists 


July 11-15, 2022

Monday-Friday 12-3pm  

LIVE, in STUDIO, Toronto

Intergalactic Arts Collective Studio, #103

Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St, Toronto

COST:  $250 / one full week   |  *CADA rate available

Artists exploring personal terrain geared toward professional output



New!  Starting  FALL 2022


- ZOOM -

* Monday Mornings *

Weekly: Mondays 11am-12noon

starting September 12th, 2022

COST: $180 for 10 class card

$20 / class

Exercise for your body, mind and imagination




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. 

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