Dollhouse of Commons
Feb
15
Mar 5

Dollhouse of Commons

One Trunk Theatre debuts its itty-bitty pop up theatre this winter at The Forks. Designed by 5468796 Architecture and built by Chris Pancoe and Shaun de Rooy, this 32 square feet space will be home to free concerts, photography shoots, live performance and visual art installations between February 15-March 5, 2017.

Winnipeggers are invited to check out one of the scheduled performances, or discover the house for themselves. The space will be open to the public as a warming hut throughout these three weeks.

Wednesday, February 15, 9:30am-4:45pm Photoshoot by PrairieView School of Photography Diploma Students

Thursday, February 16, 9:30am-4:45pm: Photoshoot by PrairieView School of Photography Diploma Students

Saturday, February 18, 12:00-2:00pm: River Trail Art Hive, outdoor public art project by ArtsJunktion mb

Monday, February 20, 1:00-2:00pm: A Birthday Party Kitchen Party, house concert by the Lock Down featuring Claire Therese

Friday, February 24, 5:30-6:30pm: The Palatine, storytelling by Fill the (W)hole Theatre Co.

Saturday, February 25, 12:00-2:00pm: River Trail Art Hive, outdoor public art project by ArtsJunktion mb

Saturday, February 25, 3:00-4:00pm: The Wolf at the Door, storytelling by Mary Louise Chown

Sunday, February 26, 12:00-1:00pm: A Quantum State, dance by Tanja Faylene

Sunday, February 26, 3:00-4:00pm: Icelogy: A Mindy and Marge Adventure, theatre/improvisation by Mindy and Marge with Rachel Smith and Kaitlin Aiello.

Sunday, February 26, 6:00-7:00pm: The Party's in the Kitchen, sketch comedy by Free Snacks with Aaron Pridham, Angie StMars, Jessina Cheffens, and Melanie Dahling

Saturday, March 4, 7:00-9:00pm: Terrifying Tales with Make/Shift Theatre

Sunday, March 5, 3:00-4:30pm: A Doll's House, play-reading by One Trunk Theatre

The Dollhouse of Commons will become home to One Trunk Theatre's theatrical experiments and touring in years to come. Built on a bike trailer, this hyper-versatile space (with one side that opens completely (think removing the 4th wall) allows for a new performer/audience relationship. Audiences of up to 4 people can experience a show performed inside, or large groups can peer through the doors and windows to see a show going on inside, or the space can simple be a backdrop or bandshell for shows at festivals. We look forward to making enormous discoveries in a miniature environment.

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efficiency/virtuosity/efficiency/virtuosity - a dance workshop by Amelia Ehrhardt
Mar
6
Mar 10

efficiency/virtuosity/efficiency/virtuosity - a dance workshop by Amelia Ehrhardt

Young Lungs Dance Exchange and Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers presents:

efficiency/virtuosity/efficiency/virtuosity a dance workshop by Amelia Ehrhardt

March 6-9th 10:00am -12:00pm $10/class Rachel Browne Theatre 2-211 Bannatyne Ave.

This class will focus on finding pathways for movement that cut out unnecessary tension, affect, baggage, drama, and lead most directly to movement that is pleasing and, hopefully, virtuosic. Floor and release-based methods will be the primary source of vocabulary, and participants will also work through improvisation and gentle guided partner work. In the interest of also being efficient about ideas, we will source the work of other artists and mine for what is interesting to us right now. Obsessive attention to citation will be made. We will move/roll/slide/loop/jump/swing/suspend, climb horizontally, visualize our fascial system, think, and sweat.

Bio:

Amelia Ehrhardt is a choreographer. Her work approaches the mediums of dance and choreography through creation, curation, performance, and teaching. Her practice seeks the parameters of how we watch, understand, and make dance, and ways to re-contextualize the form and to trouble those parameters. Through her work as Curator at Dancemakers Centre for Creation(Toronto) Amelia aims to use the framework of an institution and seasonal programming as a macro-choreography; considering how framing decisions around individual dances effect ways in which dance work is made. Amelia’s work has been supported through residencies at HATCH, Toronto Dance Theatre, and Studio 303, and has been presented at OFFTA Montréal, SummerWorks Performance festival, AGO’s First Thursdays, and other itinerant artist-run spaces such as Doored/Double Double Land and Halo Halo Village. As a dancer she works predominantly in multidisciplinary contexts, having interpreted works for Zeesy Powers and Suzy Lake as well as choreographers Carol Anderson, Susie Burpee, and Julia Sasso. She is the founder of Flowchart: a Series of Performance, a former Lover at the Toronto Dance Community Love-In and the inaugural Dance Curator at Summerworks Performance Festival. She holds an honours BA in Dance Studies from York University and has trained independently in Montréal, New York, and Vienna. Amelia is a 2016 fellow of the Toronto Arts Council Leaders Lab and is a participant in 8 DAYS: a Gathering of Canadian Choreographers. Amelia is based in Toronto and has never lived further than five kilometers from Lake Ontario.

With generous support from the Manitoba Arts Council

Photo by Yuula Benivolski

Clearly Communicating Unclear Ideas: writing about your work for people to read
Mar
6
6:00 pm18:00

Clearly Communicating Unclear Ideas: writing about your work for people to read

Young Lungs Dance Exchange and Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers present:

Clearly Communicating Unclear Ideas: writing about your work for people to read A writing workshop by Amelia Ehrhardt

Pay what you can 2-211 Bannatyne

This workshop will go over some common problems in writing about your own work and possible solutions to them. Particular attention will be paid to the function of an artist's statement, but other topics will include proposals, bios, and communication with Curators/festival directors/etc. We will pay attention to the difference between writing for different kinds of selection-makers (peer assessors, grants officers, curators/artistic directors, etc). Please note this is not a workshop on marketing copy but rather specifically on artistic copy and content.

Bio: Amelia Ehrhardt is a choreographer. Her work approaches the mediums of dance and choreography through creation, curation, performance, and teaching. Her practice seeks the parameters of how we watch, understand, and make dance, and ways to re-contextualize the form and to trouble those parameters. Through her work as Curator at Dancemakers Centre for Creation(Toronto) Amelia aims to use the framework of an institution and seasonal programming as a macro-choreography; considering how framing decisions around individual dances effect ways in which dance work is made. Amelia’s work has been supported through residencies at HATCH, Toronto Dance Theatre, and Studio 303, and has been presented at OFFTA Montréal, SummerWorks Performance festival, AGO’s First Thursdays, and other itinerant artist-run spaces such as Doored/Double Double Land and Halo Halo Village. As a dancer she works predominantly in multidisciplinary contexts, having interpreted works for Zeesy Powers and Suzy Lake as well as choreographers Carol Anderson, Susie Burpee, and Julia Sasso. She is the founder of Flowchart: a Series of Performance, a former Lover at the Toronto Dance Community Love-In and the inaugural Dance Curator at Summerworks Performance Festival. She holds an honours BA in Dance Studies from York University and has trained independently in Montréal, New York, and Vienna. Amelia is a 2016 fellow of the Toronto Arts Council Leaders Lab and is a participant in 8 DAYS: a Gathering of Canadian Choreographers. Amelia is based in Toronto and has never lived further than five kilometers from Lake Ontario.

Photo by Yuula Benivolski

Community Works-In-Progress
Mar
8
7:00 pm19:00

Community Works-In-Progress

Young Lungs Dance Exchange + Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers presents:

Community Works-In-Progress by:

Amelia Ehrhardt Brenda McLean & Ali Robson Carol-Ann Bohrn Johanna Riley Zorya Arrow & Ed Ackerman

March 8th 7:00pm Pay What you Can Rachel Browne Theatre

With generous support throughout the year from Manitoba Arts Council

Traditional Dance or this dance is in commemoration of the 104th anniversary of the Rite of Spring

by Amelia Ehrhardt

Amelia Ehrhardt makes, performs, teaches, facilitates, writes about, and organizes dance. She has worked in residence and shown work across Canada and holds an honours BA in Dance Studies from York University. Amelia is based in Toronto and has never lived further than five kilometers from Lake Ontario.

Music by Arthur Russell and Carl Nielsen

Made with Gregory Holt, Julia Male, Simon Portigal, Christy Stoeten, and Ann Trépanier with help from Evan Webber and Niomi Cherney And with residency support from Hatch/Harbourfront Centre and Toronto Dance Theatre.


Various Untitled (works in progress)

by Brenda McLean & Ali Robson Performers: Alex Elliott and Brittany Thiessen

Brenda McLean is a physical theatre performer/director and Co-Artistic Director of Theatre Incarnate. Brenda has created a number of new works including Master Orloff, Guernica, Verge-In, Dionysus is Getting Impatient and Men Seldom. Brenda also has directed the PTE School Adult Company for the last five years, and has been teaching acting for over 10 years.

Ali Robson is a dancer, choreographer and teacher based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Ali has worked in dance and theatre with many companies and artists as performer, rehearsal director, mentor and movement coach. These include Peter Bingham of EDAM (Vancouver), Serge Bennathan of Les Productions Filglio (Vancouver), TRIP dance company under the Artistic Direction of Karen Kuzak (Winnipeg) and Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers. As well she has worked with independent artists Lesandra Dodson, Brenda McLean, Tom Stroud, Natasha Torres-Garner, Treasure Waddell, Alexandra Elliott, Claire Marshall, Coral Aiken, Delia Brett (MACHiNENOiSY), Melanie Kuxdorf, Susie Burpee, and Debbie Patterson. Ali is a board member of YDLE and joined Company Link as Associate Artistic Director in 2016.


Untitled (work-in-progress)

By Carol-Ann Bohrn

Carol-Ann Bohrn was born and raised in Brandon, MB. She is a graduate of the School of Contemporary Dancers and holds a B.A. Honours degree in Dance from the University of Winnipeg. She has performed work for local choreographers Jolene Bailie, Brett Owen, Ming Hon, Freya Olafson, Odette Heyn, Brenna Klaverkamp, Brent Lott, Alexandra Elliot and Nina Patel. She most recently participated in the Cartae program at aceartinc, where she created her first live piece 'Eudaimonia', her first video piece 'Routine (Mea Culpa)' as well as a series of digital prints. She will be performing at Fem Fest this September with Gearshifting Performance Works. She is interested in somatic techniques such as Feldenkrais, Alexander, Mitzvah, and meditation.


(De)face Me (Work in progress)

by Johanna Riley Music: Jason Tait

Performers: Lise McMillan, Freya Olafson, Sam Penner, Warren McClelland, Brett Owen, Jasmine Allard

Johanna Riley has been a professional dance artist for a decade and a half. She has been a company member with Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers for over ten years, and is a co-founder of Young Lungs Dance Exchange, an organization which has worked to support new dance creation and the Winnipeg dance community for over twelve years. As a choreographer, Riley’s work has been presented by several organizations, including Young Lungs Dance Exchange, the School of Contemporary Dancers, Momentum Collective, and Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers. Riley is on the faculty of the Professional Program of the School of Contemporary Dancers, teaching dance technique, setting original repertory, rehearsal directing, and mentoring emerging choreographers.

Note: This is an improvisation on material that has been generated over a recent two-week research period for a full-evening length work being presented in the 2017/18 season.


Untitled

video by Zorya Arrow & Ed Ackerman

Zorya Arrow works within a range of disciplines including dance, film, and theatre and has created over nine original performance works. She holds an Honours degree in Dance with a minor in Theatre from the University of Winnipeg and sits on the Young Lungs Dance Exchange board of directors.

Ed Ackerman is a cinematographer and director, known for Cologne Vs. Winnipeg (2011), Primiti Too Taa (1988) and Clint and Ed Versus Wilda WahnWitz and Her Martial Blubb (2011). He has made films for Sesame Street, IMAX, the National Film Board of Canada, and CBC, to name a few.


BOUFFON WORKSHOP with Eric Davis
Mar
30
Apr 2

BOUFFON WORKSHOP with Eric Davis

WANNA FOOL AROUND?

TAKE A BOUFFON WORKSHOP

16 hours of mockery, mischief and mayhem await you as the creator of Red Bastard teases out your inner BOUFFON. Find your critical fun as we seek laughter through explosive parody, strange bodies, and a nudge from the devil himself.

In the world of Bouffon, the audience is the joke. This pack of grotesque outsiders engage and parody the audience with great joy, intelligence and charm in order to expose hypocrisy and flaws. To play as Bouffon is to celebrate paradox! They are disgusting, yet beautiful. They hate you, yet they flatter you. A ferocious social satire is about to explode, liberating the energy in the room with an immense pleasure to play.

In this workshop, participants will explore:  Pleasure to Parody  Creating complex physical characters and bodies  Playing upon contrasts of theme and rhythm  How far is "too far"  Connecting with the Audience

ABOUT ERIC DAVIS Eric Davis has been teaching and performing professionally for 20 years. He was the lead clown for Cirque du Soleil’s Iris (for which he originated the role) as well as the clown for Cirque du Soleil’s Quidam. He is a recipient of the NYC Golden Nose Award. His bouffon show, Red Bastard, was named top 5 shows in the U.K. and received a whopping TWELVE 5-star reviews at Edinburgh Fringe.

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP Dates: Thursday, March 30th, 7pm-10pm Saturday, April 1st, 9:30am-5pm Sunday, April 2nd, 9:30am-5pm *Includes breaks and 1 hour lunch

Venue: Prairie Theatre Exchange 3rd Floor, Portage Place Unit Y300-393 Portage Avenue To Register: Online: www.pteschool.ca Phone: 204.925.5252 Email: education@pte.mb.ca

Fee: Before March 6th $275 After March 6th $325 Space is limited so register early to guarantee your spot.

Michael Lugering - 5 day Voice, Movement and Acting Intensive
Apr
8
Apr 10

Michael Lugering - 5 day Voice, Movement and Acting Intensive

April 6-10, 2017 9:30am-5:30pm Company Link will be bringing in internationally recognized teacher Michael Lugering, from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, to teach a 5 day intensive in Winnipeg this April which combines elements of modern dance technique with sound vocal practice and integrates Voice, Movement and Acting (dates and details below).

Mr. Lugering has developed a balanced approach using sound theory and practice in breath, movement, voice, and acting which integrates these seemingly disparate elements into a single, unified approach. The work combines elements of modern dance technique to connect the voice with the body in the service of expressing a thought and feeling, while also studying the various qualities that we use to move and express. Create greater depth in connecting to your voice and language using the foundation of the body and movement.

This will only be the second time that this unique work has been taught in Canada.
Early Bird Registration: $ 350.00 (prior to March 12) Late Registration: $400.00

Please contact tomsoares.voice@gmail.com to register or if you have any questions about the nature of the work.

www.expressiveactor.org