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Canadian Stage invites emerging artists to participate in a free workshop led by Elif Işıközlü, one of Canadian Stage's 2015.16 RBC Emerging Artist Program: Director Development Residency Participants.

Date/time: May 20, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Berkeley Street Theatre, 26 Berkeley Street
Cost: FREE

About the Workshop:
This workshop will use action as a basis for creating new work. We will focus on actions that involve the transfer of weight, in particular, falling. Please note that actual falling is not required.

We will begin with a physical exploration. This will include reducing an action it to its core component, minimizing and expanding it and varying its speed and intensity. We'll explore the potential symbolism and meaning of the action by placing it in different theatrical contexts. For example, we will ask: does the meaning of the action change if it’s performed alone or in a group? How does the meaning change if we repeat an action several times? This section will also include an exploration of spontaneous text - words or phrases that emerge from the action. Participants are not required to bring texts with them.

Based on this work, each participant will create a short movement phrase. We will situate this new phrase within a theatrical space as both an individual action and a large group gesture.

Workshop participants do not require any physical theatre or dance training, but we will be moving throughout the 3 hours. Artists of all levels of experience and artistic disciplines are encouraged to apply.

How to apply:
To apply for this workshop, ensure you are a member of Canadian Stage’s RBC Emerging Artist Program (read on for details on how to sign up). Next, please send your name and resume/bio and a few sentences explaining why you are interested in participating in this workshop to Meghan Hunt at

To sign up for the Canadian Stage RBC Emerging Artist Program:
To become a member, please contact Company Manager Meghan Hunt at with your name, address, email, phone number, and a short statement expressing your interest in the program. For more details about the program, click here

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