Feb. 18 to 20, 2019 – 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Mon.-Wed.)
$60 with the support of *Emploi-Québec (or $145, non-eligible rate)
Open to artists of all disciplines / In English
Capacity: 25 people, priority for full week attendance
Our bodies carry the lived and inherited remnants of experiences and stories, influencing our physical navigation of the world around us. This 3-day workshop explores the use of personal narratives, language and story in the creation of movement and choreography.
Visiting Aboriginal artist Jacob Boehme, of the Narangga and Kaurna nations in South Australia, will guide participants through a series of choreographic and writing techniques leading to the development of individual short performances by the end of the workshop. Jacob asks that participants bring with them a one-page personal narrative to share in a safe and supported environment. Participants may choose to write in any genre, ie: comedy, drama, poetry but please refrain from describing traumatic personal or historical events that may be a trigger for other participants.
Jacob Boehme is a Melbourne born and based artist from the Narangga (Yorke Peninsula) and Kaurna (Adelaide Plains) nations of South Australia. Jacob is currently the Creative Director of Yirramboi First Nations Arts Festival – a biennial celebration of First Nations contemporary arts practice held in Melbourne. With a 20 year history working in the Cultural Maintenance, Research and Revival of traditional dance with Elders and youth from urban to remote communities, Jacob combines dance (Diploma in Dance, NAISDA 2000), puppetry (Masters in Puppetry, Victorian College of the Arts 2007) and playwriting (Masters in Writing for Performance, Victorian College of the Arts 2014) to create multi-disciplinary theatre, dance and ceremony for stage, screen, large-scale public events and festivals.
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.
Studio’s accessibility – Consult this page for detailed information.