Workshop Series

Blanket Exercise

May 28th 1:00-3:00
at the Backstage Theatre
led by Donita Large

An interactive exercise developed by KAIROS following the landmark report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, explores the relationship between the Crown and Indigenous peoples in Canada, from the settlers’ arrival to modern times. Participants are guided through the impact of colonization of a nation including gradual appropriation, relocation, and removal of Indigenous peoples and territories. This exercise has been adapted to be Treaty Six specific. The exercise begins with blankets spread across the floor, which represent land occupied by Indigenous populations. As participants are guided through centuries of negotiations, treaties, decrees, and other interactions with European settlers, the blankets on which they stand are slowly removed, until only a few participants remain on a small area representing what little remains of Indigenous territory today. The exercise engages hearts and minds in understanding the current relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples and how we can take action to work together today.

Registration for this workshop is required. All are welcome. Please show up 15 minutes in advance.

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Nostos Collectives Dance Association

May 31 10:00-11:30AM
at the Ruth Carse Centre for Dance (11205 107 Ave).
led by NOSTOS COLLECTIVE

We are excited to share our unique approach to movement and relevant contemporary forms. Each class will be led through exploring different aspects of contemporary dance such as floor work, improvisation, partnering, phrase work, somatics, etc.

Registration for this workshop is not required. First come, first serve. Please show up 15 minutes in advance.

This workshop is presented in partnership with Good Women Dance Collective.

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Found Space

Monday, June 3rd 2-4pm S
at the Strathcona Public Library
led by Beth Dart

Find your way into found space and site-specific performance creation. This jam-packed workshop will introduce emerging creators to practical tips and tricks for investigating found space, writing for unconventional spaces, considering your audience, and more. Led by Megan and Beth Dart, co-Artistic Producers of Catch the Keys Productions and Common Ground Arts Society, who bring more than 12-years experience in creating and producing immersive, site-specific, and found space theatre.

This workshop can accommodate up to 25 people. Registration for this workshop is required. Please show up 15 minutes in advance.

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This workshop is presented in partnership with Common Ground Art Society & Foundfest

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An introduction to supporting accessible, trauma-informed, and affirming rehearsal spaces.

Monday, June 3 5:30-8:30 PM
at the Roxy on Gateway
led by Lindsay Eales and Danielle Peers

In this interactive workshop we will share principles of trauma-informed practice, Mad-accessible process, and disability justice, to support participants in crafting more accessible and affirming rehearsal spaces. We will draw on our experiences as queer non-binary leaders and artists who experience disability and madness (sometimes referred to as “mental illness”). We will share practices that have made our experiences of rehearsal spaces safer, more accessible and more affirming. These include considerations of: consent; choice; collaboration; collective space agreements; basic access practices; non-pathologizing practices that center difference as a site of creativity and generativity; and an introduction to processes for addressing trauma and harm.

Registration for this workshop is required. Please show up 15 minutes in advance.

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Best Practices for Visual Artists: Getting your Art into the Marketplace

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 1:00 PM
at the CARFAC Alberta Project Space, 3rd Floor, 10215 – 112 Street
led by Chris W. Carson and Sharon Moore-Foster

Join Chris and Sharon for a Best Practices Engagement Session on Getting Your Art into the Marketplace.

Some of the topics/issues covered:

  • Artists Contracts Agreements
  • Who/What is your audience
  • Where to showcase, exhibit, market your work:
  • Gallery Representation | Public Private Exhibitions | Show and Sale | Pop up
  • Corporate Sales Gift Markets & Trade Shows
  • Alternative – Local Community Halls and Businesses
  • Traveling Exhibitions
  • Visual Diary / Book
  • What documentation do you need

Can accommodate 15-20 people.

Registration for this workshop is required. Please show up 15 minutes in advance.

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This workshop is presented in partnership with CARFAC

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Rachel Facchini

June 6 10:00-11:30AM
at the Ruth Carse Centre for Dance (11205 107 Ave).
led by Rachel Facchini

Rachel Facchini’s teaching practice employs a fusion of guided improvisation, somatic movement practices and fundamental technical exercises. She invites the workshop participants into a safe space for personal growth and exploration. Rachel will lead the participants through a constant flow of tasks, prompts and exercises, evolving from one physical state to another. Rachel approaches each workshop with an open mind and is receptive to the bodies in the space.

Registration for this workshop is not required. First come, first serve. Please show up 15 minutes in advance. Please show up 15 minutes in advance.

This workshop is presented in partnership with Good Women Dance Collective.

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Intimacy for Stage and Screen Lecture

June 7th 11-12:30pm
at the Roxy on Gateway
led by Siobhan Richardson

Intimacy for Stage and Screen is an essential and seamless addition to any rehearsal room or set. These practices allow an entire production to approach Scenes of Intimacy mindfully, creating sustainable, repeatable choreography which effectively tells the story for the fullest possible audience experience. Intimacy For Stage And Screen is a critical addition to theatre education and professional development, and adding an Intimacy Director/Choreographer to the creative team on your production will facilitate the creation of dynamic, organic and sustainable choreography, with vulnerability between actors and powerful chemistry between characters. This lecture will outline the principles and practices of Intimacy for the Stage and Intimacy Direction, including a brief history and development of the methods that have led to Intimacy Direction as we now know it.

This workshop can accommodate up to 25 people. Registration for this workshop is required. Please show up 15 minutes in advance.

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