August 26, 2022
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM PST
Location: Brewery Artists Lofts, 620 Moulton Ave, Los Angeles 90031 CA
Beginner Pole Dance Workshop with pole dance artist and sustainability strategist Maëlys Renaud.
- Fee: $15 for members and $25 for non-members
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- Location: Brewery Artists Lofts, 620 Moulton Ave, Los Angeles 90031 CA
Join the WCS Los Angeles Chapter’s Beginner Pole Dance Workshop, with pole dance artist and sustainability strategist Maëlys Renaud. Environmentalism and the pole dance artform share in common a recent evolution from a stigmatization of the discipline to a growing popularization. Both participate in reshaping the 21st century by reexamining our relationship to the living world. Let’s get moving and learn pole dance moves while connecting with the sustainability community.
Maëlys Renaud is a former French Science Diplomat, environmentalist and pole dance artist. She recently launched the platform www.poleforplanet.com dedicated to everyone in the pole dance industry to provide them with knowledge, connections, support and services with the aim to address climate change and the many environmental challenges that we face by exploring the relation between the artform and the natural ecosystems, integrating environmental values and raising environmental awareness. She also partners with companies from all industries and collaborates with environmental organizations on a diversity of projects to inspire, perform and raise environmental awareness.
Maëlys will teach a pole dance initiation workshop, showcase her pole artistry and inspire you by presenting her platform www.poleforplanet.com and projects bridging the pole dance industry and positive climate actions.
Everyone is welcome, you don’t need to have a dance or movement background to join the workshop.
Bring a comfortable sports’ outfit (tank top and shorts), a yoga mat and a reusable water bottle.
Event Agenda (time in PT)
- 5:30-5:45 Arrival
- 5:45-6:15 Introduction and warmup
- 6:15-7:15 Learn basic tricks and a simple choreo
- 7:15-7:20 Maëlys’ Performance
- 7:20-7:30 Cool down and talk about pole dance & sustainability
Maëlys Renaud is a French multi-faceted pole dance artist, environmentalist and sustainability strategist. A native of natural landscapes, her distinctive personal style emanates earthiness, emotionality and sensuality, and expresses the intensity and strength of Brittany culture. She excelled in academia and leveraged her professional career as a Science Diplomat to promote regenerative ideas and to find innovative and sustainable solutions. She firmly believes every industry, every community has the power to ignite change.
Today, she performs, teaches and uses the practice of telling stories through pole dance to allow the natural environment a voice. She recently was gold medalist at the Pole Sport Organization Pacific 2022 competition, category Drama. Driven by her passion, she develops bridges, research projects and performances, between pole dance, art and ecology; and she spoke at the International Pole Dance Convention (Atlanta, June 2-5th) to discuss sustainability. Maëlys designs sustainable strategies for brands to integrate environmental values and climate goals into their brand DNA, help evaluate supply chains, and communicate their sustainable goals with customers and employees. She also partners with other industries and environmental non-profit to perform and help raise awareness.
Based in Los Angeles, she works internationally while connecting with the diverse local creative scene, the growing tech environment and the beautiful outdoors!