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Time Session # Session Title, Presenters & Description Room

Thursday, July 30, 2015

8:00 am - 4:00 pm 2930

Border Crossings: The Art and Theory of Contemporary Circus

To Register for this Program Contact | Kathryn Mederos Syssoyeva at syssoyeva@gmail.com, Bowdoin University

Description | With Quebec the center of the circus renaissance, ATHE 2015's Montreal setting offers an ideal opportunity to explore the relationship between circus and theatre. This day long workshop begins with a panel discussion on trans-disciplinarily in European and American circus, followed by a visit to Cité des Arts du Cirque, to tour of some of Montreal’s rich circus facilities, with presentations on site by experts in the field: l’École Nationale de Cirque (National Circus School), Cirque du Soleil, and TOHU. Read full event details here.

Joliet
1:30 pm - 4:45 pm 2932

Manon Beaudoin Workshop: Creation

Presenter | Manon Beaudoin

Description | Bringing years of experience in artistic creation for companies such as Cirque du Soleil and on projects such as Michael Jackson’s final video, Manon Beaudoin has created a unique approach to creating works starting from a blank page. Participants will learn to use various tools, including the exploration of body qualities, music as a script, emotional journey, and a narrative space created with elements found in the room. Working in small groups, participants will learn to use the structure of music to drive the progression of a scene. Each group will receive private coaching, guiding them to a deeper exploration to the piece they are creating. The workshop will conclude with a sharing of the work generated by the participants, followed by a discussion about the process.

Matapédia

Friday, July 31, 2015

2:15 pm - 5:30 pm 2919

Joan Lipkin Workshop: Beyond Boal: Broadening your Tool Kit

Session Coordinator | Lionel Walsh, Vice President for 2015 Conference, University of Windsor

Presenter | Joan Lipkin

Description | Devising work is an increasingly important aspect of the theatrical landscape and useful both in the classroom as another way to learn and experience subject matter as well as in creating new pieces for fuller performance. We will look at a variety of techniques to develop material for both individual class sessions as well as longer projects. This includes working with existing text, developing scenes through paired sharing of stories, wider story circles, movement work and more. We will draw from a rich variety of sources and techniques including Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Playback Theatre, authentic movement, free write and more.

Jolliet

Saturday, August 1, 2015

2:15 pm - 5:30 pm 2931

Manon Beaudoin Workshop Clown

Presenter | Manon Beaudoin

Description | A seasoned theatre artist who has created lazzi and performed as a clown with numerous circus companies, including Canada’s famed Cirque du Soliel, Manon Beaudoin has created a clown workshop aimed at professional and semi-professional theatre-makers wishing to explore the clown’s playfulness and direct relationship with the audience. Through a series of games, exercises, and provocations, participants will explore their creative limits, playing with rhythm, impulse, and the joy of performing for (and with) an audience—learning to “follow their fun”. The goal is to stretch physically and creatively, and to go beyond existing creative limits into areas outside the individual participant‘s comfort zone.

Hochelaga 5
2:15 pm - 5:30 pm 2920

Putting the Fun into the Fundamentals of Devising Stories with Human Props and More

Presenter | Joan Lipkin

Description | This workshop will focus on generating and staging narrative in imaginative ways. We will also explore using our bodies to make sound effects including music and to create environments. The theatrical use of human props delights audiences of all ages and restores the life enhancing element of play for performers, both experienced and beginning. Ideal for exploring subject matter in single or multiple class sessions as well as longer projects.

Jolliet

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