Oct. 8 to 12, 2018 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.)
$75 full week / No drop-ins
Open to artists of all disciplines / Bilingual teacher
Capacity: 14 people
“Victoria is an amazing leader for this work. She leads exercises with grace, kindness and deep knowledge of the work, and always takes the time to check in and allow time for discussion.” (Anonymous)
This workshop intensive will specifically locate our process in public settings, surrounded by elements of the “everyday.” An opportunity to deepen our explorations about how we consider, construct, and witness performance in public (non-art) contexts, participants will be invited to experiment with in-situ and in-socius performative practices as we move from one location to the next on a daily basis. How does place inform our behaviour? How do we move, walk, relate, receive – depending on where we are? How do weather, air, walls, others inform our performative choices? With an emphasis on post-studio methodologies, and infiltrating practices (i.e.: more invisible, liminal actions that subtly imprint themselves into the fabric of daily life), through embodied research we will also examine the im/practicalities (challenges, surprises, joys, unpredictability of dynamics) of making/showing work literally “outside the box.”
Victoria Stanton is an interdisciplinary artist whose 20+ years of practice spans the realms of live action, human interaction, video, film, photo, drawing, and writing. Since 2001, Victoria has been delving into an expanded engagement with performance art, combining infiltrating and transactional/relational processes within a variety of communities and contexts across Canada and internationally. Considered a pioneer of transactional practices in Quebec, she has facilitated several workshops with TouVA (a collective comprised of Stanton, Sylvie Tourangeau and Anne Bérubé) and been developing a pedagogy via the exploration of human geography, architecture and the body as well as the micro-event – elements that have become fundamental to her workshops. She has previously given classes in Montreal (RAIQ, SKOL, Studio 303, Concordia University) Durham (Words Aloud Festival), Toronto (Hub 14, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Artscape Youngplace), Sudbury (Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario), Mexico (Centre FRONDA), and Melbourne (Overload Festival). Victoria has presented exhibitions, performances, interventions, and films/videos nationally and internationally, and has co-authored two books: with Vincent Tinguely (Impure, Reinventing the Word: The Theory, Practice, and Oral History of Spoken Word in Montreal, conundrum press, 2001) and TouVA (The 7e sens: Practicing Dialogues/ Practicing Workshops/ Practicing the Daily Performative/ pratiquer l’art performance, 2017).
All workshops are for professional performing artists. Some require advanced dance training.
Registration – Please contact (514) 393-3771 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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).
*Emploi-Québec – With the support of Emploi-Québec. In order to get this rate, participants must be Canadian citizens or permanent resident and live in Québec. Full-time students and social assistance beneficiaries are not eligible to this rate. In case of inadmissibility, you can refer to the non-eligible rate, contact us for questions.
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