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

petite danses
Apr
21
Apr 22

petite danses

GEARSHIFTING Performance Works is pleased to present "petites danses" featuring the work of Guest Choreographer, Marie-Josee Chartier

Two performances only! Friday, April 21 @ 8pm Saturday, April 22 @ 8pm

Advance tickets available at www.gearshifting.org, $20/$25

“Dancing can reveal all the mystery that music conceals.” – Charles Baudelaire

Sixteen exceptional performers. Eight dances: each a world of its own.

Toronto-based, Guest Choreographer, Marie-Josee Chartier, creates a dynamic visual score which enraptures both our eyes and our ears.

Set to the powerful music of Linda C. Smith, Rodney Sharman, James Tenney and Nick Storring, Chartier invites us to witness how movement transforms music and vice versa, inviting us to see the beauty, intimacy and complexity of each composition.

As we visualize the music through the dancers' bodies, each dance becomes a short story crafted by Chartier's contemporary imagination.

Concept, Choreography and Direction: Marie-Josee Chartier Additional choreography in collaboration with the performers.

Performers include: Guest Artist from Toronto - Darryl Tracy Winnipeg dancers - Krista Nicholson, Jillian Groening, Helene Le Moullec Mancini, Elise Page, Carol-Ann Bohrn, Jessica Southgate, Camila Schujman, Natasha Torres-Garner, Jolene Bailie, Aaron Paul, Shawn Maclaine, Mark Dela Cruz, Philippe Alexandre-Jacques, plus Winnipeg actors - Arne MacPherson and Eric Blais.

Gearshifting Performance Works gratefully acknowledges the support of The Canada Council for the Arts, The Manitoba Arts Council and The Winnipeg Arts Council. www.gearshifting.org

Please note: PERFORMANCE CONTAINS NUDITY

Four-Day Devised Theatre Intensive
Apr
29
Apr 30

Four-Day Devised Theatre Intensive

Dive into your own creativity. Make your own work.

One Trunk Theatre Artistic Producer Andraea Sartison, together with Ghost River Theatre Artistic Director Eric Rose present a four-day intensive designed to pilot established and emerging artists through an introduction to devised theatre methodologies. Topics include:

collaborative creation dynamics visual approaches to storytelling non-traditional text generation the key principles of healthy creation practices

Open to adventurous artists in all media, our intensive will foster an innovative environment where participants will develop, learn and experiment with new tools for creative expression. The intensive demands rigorous participation from individuals through hands-on exercises based on the unique artistic practices Ghost River and One Trunk are forging in the creation of such shows as The Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst, I Dream of Diesel and The Highest Step in the World.

April 27 & 28 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., April 29 & 30 10 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Winnipeg, Manitoba Earlybird/Equity rate: $275 After April 1, 2017: $300

To apply please send your resume and a brief letter of interest (no more than one page) via e-mail. You may be contacted for a short telephone interview. For more information or to apply contact Andraea Sartison at onetrunkcollective@gmail.com.

Jun
17
2:00 pm14:00

Call for Choreographers

Call for Choreographers 2017 The W.I.P. (works in progress) Series in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan is looking for professional and emerging choreographers to present original and innovative works in progress at the Free Flow Dance Centre 224 25th St. W. Saskatoon. Jackie Latendresse is the Series Coordinator. Informal showings will take place twice a year on June 17 and September 23. The season culminates in a Gala event of finished works. Date TBA. Priority will be given to Saskatchewan and Canadian based artists however; international applications are encouraged. Please send:

  1. A brief description of the proposed W.I.P. (work in progress)
  2. A current dance resume. (include phone #, email and mailing address)
  3. A short statement detailing the type of audience feedback that would most help you to continue to develop your work.
  4. Using the guidelines from the Canadian Artists Code describe your status as professional or emerging. Guidelines are available here Applications are being accepted immediately and are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Up to five Choreographers will be accepted for each performance. There will be two in studio performances. An honorarium will be paid for professional artists and at each showing one artist will be selected to instruct a special workshop as a part of the Brain Body Connection professional development series. Please include a description of the type of workshop you would like to present should you be selected. *Optional W.I.P.'s should be an exploration using contemporary/modern or experimental style. Choreographers will receive no less than five and no greater than twelve minutes to present their work. They will be expected to speak about their work prior to the presentation of it for up to a maximum of ten minutes. Written feedback will be collected and distributed to the choreographers. All artists presented will be considered for participation in the final Gala of finished works in the autumn. Please send your applications to: W.I.P. Series Attention J. Latendresse 224 25th St. W. Saskatoon, SK S7L 0C4 Info: freeflowdance@hotmail.com (306) 665-5998

Mar
27
Mar 29

UPCOMING OPEN CLASSES: March 27-29 and 31

10:00am -11:15am Classes held at the NAfro Dance Centre, 109 Pulford Street, 2nd floor.

$5/class for drop in's, cash only please.

Teachers: March 27 and 28, Class led by Artistic Director, Jolene Bailie March 29 and 31, Class led by Guest Choreographer, Marie-Josee Chartier

All classes with live percussion. Percussionist: Jay Stoller Company Class is a centre contemporary class. All classes are Advanced/Professional level.

Space opens 30 minutes prior to start time for dancer warm-ups. Please note: Scent free environment.

Additional classes will also be held: April 10-14, 2017 April 17, 2017

April classes will be taught by Guest Teachers Marie-Josee Chartier, Darryl Tracy and Artistic Director, Jolene Bailie.

Gearshifting Performance Works offers open company class at select times during the season and has been providing open classes to the community since 2004.

Event photos by: Leif Norman Dancers in Red: Jessica Southgate and Aaron Paul Group Photo: L-R, back row: Helene Le Moullec Mancini, Darryl Tracy (Guest Artist), Carol-Ann Borhn, Jillian Groening, Jolene Bailie, Krista Nicholson, Aaron Paul L-R, front row: Elise Page, Natasha Torres-Garner, Jessica Southgate, Camila Schujman, Marie-Josee Chartier (Guest Choreographer).

gearshifting.org

Mar
21
3:30 pm15:30

Company Link presents Gisele St Hilaire: Embodiment workshop

A 2-Day Intensive In the Feldenkrais Method

taught by Gisèle St. Hilaire

Saturday and Sunday April 22 & 23, 2017

9:30 am – 4:30 pm

At the University of Winnipeg's

Department of Theatre and Film

About the Workshop...

The Embodiment workshop is designed for any Actor, Dancer, or Individual interested in developing a greater awareness of the fundamental mechanisms involved in the expressive body. Through selected FeldenkraisⓇ movement sequences participants will become more aware of habitual neuromuscular patterns and rigidities that may inhibit expression and discover new ways of experiencing the body to include more of yourself in your movement.

Gisèle St. Hilaire has been Guild Certified FeldenkraisⓇ practitioner since 2001 and is the owner and operator of Sunyata Movement Studio in Winnipeg.

Early Bird Registration: $150.00 (prior to April 10)

Late Registration: $170.00

Special Discount for Students of the Department of Theatre and Film

To register or for more information contact

Tom Stroud at< t.stroud@uwinnipeg.ca>

or call 204 786-9323

Mar
20
2:00 pm14:00

Plug In ICA | 2017 Summer Institutes I and II,

call for applications. Deadline, March 20th, 2017

February 16 to March 20, 2017 1, 460 Portage Ave, Winnipeg. MB, Canada Summer Institute I: June 13 - 29, 2017 | Faculty: Chris Kraus with Natasha Stagg and Robert Dewhurst

Summer Institute II - The Wendy Book Club: July 14 - August 4, 2017 | Faculty: Walter Scott and Niki Little

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art • 1-460 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada • 204 942-1043 • info@plugin.org

DRTC Career Conversation
Mar
17
2:00 pm14:00

DRTC Career Conversation

Amanda Hancox, the Dancer Transition Centre's Executive Director, is visiting Winnipeg next week and wants to meet with you! Stop by for an informal career conversation Tuesday, March 21st, at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet (380 Graham Ave. Board Room, 2nd Floor). Contact bregor@shaw.ca for more info or to set-up an individual appointment

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.


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

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

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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