WHEN SOMETHING REALLY HAPPENS – MARIJS BOULOGNE (BELGIUM)

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Feb. 20 to 24, 2017 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Mon-Fri)
$75 (*Emploi-Québec)

Open to artists of all disiplines / Bilingual teacher

– Marijs was excellent – perfectly helpful (Astrid Lloyd)
– Elle a une grande générosité et partage des possibilités d’explorations et de focus! (Jacqueline Van de Geer)
– Ça été un atelier très utile pour ma pratique.
– Organisation parfaite, espace magnifique. (Alessandro Sordoni)

This workshop is for aspiring directors / live-performers / independent or half-funded or maybe too shy writers who want to direct other people. Marijs also wants to provide a place for questions and meeting others for anybody who is new to scenography or the professional theatre scene.This is not a ‘psychodrama class’ or ‘drama workshop’, or about work ethics, this is more about creation, practical collaboration with actors or co-creators. A practical confrontation with the space/objects/meanings around us to make something happen with what keeps you busy and the divine faith that everything you’ll need, is always there. This is a starting point to look for the moment when something really happens on stage or in public space. In the true sense of making something truly mémorable, uplifting, in the best sense of the expérience.

Marijs Boulogne began studying drama at the RITCS (Brussels) in 1996. While still a student, she already writes and performs her own works, producing improvised “mystical fables” dealing with God, femininity and ecstasy. As an end-of-studies project, Marijs creates Endless Medication, which is presented at the KunstenFESTIVALdesarts in Brussels in 2003, and selected the same year at the Theaterfestival in Antwerp. In parallel, she studies an additional year in open workshop, new media, installation, and interdisciplinary work. She supports her thesis with the installation Fuck Me Dead/Excavations, which addresses the themes of self-sacrifice and ecstasy using performance, video and embroidery. In her later work, Marijs continues her investigation of the intimate nature of feminine sexuality (secretions, fluids, mucous membranes), on the border between friendship and betrayal, innocence and obscenity, ecstasy, desire, and lust. Her imaginative theatrical language hits the minds and is characterized by its frankness. A true creative “centipede”, Marijs combines her passions and her multiple talents as a scenographer, theatre director, musician, and actress. She also loves to “create of her own hands” by embroidering and crocheting, focusing on the human nervous system. SInce a few years, she is the house dramaturg and on-stage director of the vocal ensemble, ‘Ik Zeg Adieu!’ (IZA) from the Brussels alto, composer and conductor Lucy Grauman. Together they created their first show by IZA Midsummer daydream, composed by Lucy Grauman and Chantal Levie.


All workshops are for professional performing artists. Some require advanced dance training.

Registration – Please contact (514) 393-3771 or at info@studio303.ca. A non-refundable deposit of $20 is required to reserve your spot.

Payments – By check, cash, Paypal or credit card on the phone or in person (1$ to 2$ fee)

Reimbursement policy– No reimbursement possible without a good reason (ex: sickness or injury).

Studio’s accessibility – Consult this page for detailed information.