In the RBC Emerging Artists Workshop Series, visiting artists being presented in our season are invited to share some aspect of their unique creation process with the emerging and professional theatre, dance, music and visual arts community in Calgary through an intensive workshop. The RBC Emerging Artists Workshop Series exposes local artists to diverse artistic practices, strengthening the infrastructure for contemporary performance in the city of Calgary and infusing our local community with a global perspective that will help our homegrown artists remain at the forefront of their practice. Theatre Junction GRAND is dedicated to providing educational opportunities for emerging and professional artists in the practice of contemporary performance, collaborative creation and new forms. If you are a local emerging or professional artist, we invite you to attend.
THANKS TO THE GENEROUS SPONSORSHIP OF RBC, THEATRE JUNCTION GRAND IS PLEASED TO OFFER OUR WORKSHOPS TO ARTISTS AND INTERESTED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC FREE OF CHARGE!
RBC Emerging Artist Workshop Series Presents:
Workshop with Mark Lawes & Theatre Junction’s Company of Artists will be RESCHEDULED for a future date.
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Established Canadian choreographer Mélanie Demers (founder of the Montréal-based dance company Mayday) is a leader nationally in the creation of contemporary dance. To date, Demers has been presented in some thirty cities across Europe, America, Africa and Asia. Her theatrical approach works with surrealistic resonances that have the impact of raw poetry.
Mélanie Demers’ workshops are designed in a way to create a territory where real meetings are possible. Tailored according to the context and the needs of the group, the classes become laboratories to experiment and risk in a safe environment. In this workshop, Demers will investigate the role of dance and art in society, aiming to provide a suitable playground for artists to explore “inner mythology” and develop a creative process that comes from inside and reflects on the outside. Her work always begins with a conversation around difficult and personal topics that continue into a physical application of the ideas raised by such a discussion. Soon, guided improvisations take over and the process is set in motion. Demers’ workshops are conducted in a spirit of community and shared experiences, addressing the importance of the individual responsibility of the artists to connect with their creative potential and the appropriation of the movement and of the discourse. Here and now… or never.
*Thanks to the sponsorship of RBC we are pleased to offer this workshop free of charge.
This workshop is open to emerging and professional dancers.
Born in the underground party scene of Amsterdam, PIPS:lab is known throughout the Netherlands for producing raw, expressive, visually-stunning, interactive multimedia performances. Together they have developed a unique process where actors, audiences and technology meet. The performers of PIPS:lab are also technicians who develop their own software for the shows and installations they present across Europe.
In this workshop, participants will be given the opportunity to create their own artistic collaborations using the home-made technology of PIPS:lab. Beginning with an introduction to the ‘dogmas’ or performance theories that govern PIPS:lab’s creation process, participants will have the opportunity to work alongside PIPS:lab members with their self-created technology Lumisol (or ‘light painting’), a technique that makes it possible to draw with light. The workshop will focus on developing skills around spacing (writing and drawing into a three dimensional environment), the use of color and various techniques, and how to convert these ideas into a performance.
This workshop is open to all emerging artists, particularly those with an interest in theatre (performers/directors/technicians), installation, visual art, new media and participatory performance.
*Thanks to the sponsorship of RBC and Stonecracker Scientific Law, we are pleased to offer this workshop free of charge.