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November 12-16, 10am-2pm $200.00

Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt, 1st floor

Inviting performers from all disciplines join us for Viewpoints to explore and experiment together, informing the performing experience with these essential and timeless skills. In all the body disciplines ‘call and response’ is one of the most important aspects of the performers toolkit. There is an inner and personal kinaesthetic impulse that feeds the outer expressive response. That response encompasses space, shape, time, emotion; covering all aspects of the performative experience.
The workshop will be divided into 2 sections: one; exploring personal response to our impulses (solo) and second: responding to the outer world of each other and the space (influenced).
Each day features preparing bodies for movement and taking that into personal exploration through Mary Overlie's SSTEMS (space, shape, time, emotion, story). The second half features Anne Bogart’s version of Viewpoints. Play with various ways to respond to the influence of each other and the space through locomotion, shape, kinaesthetic response, text or song. Create scenes and stories spontaneously, folding in and out of the work.

"....the lesson is how to make it live, how to make it breathe…
The viewpoints training asks us to stay awake inside of a structure" D Mather.

FIONA GRIFFITHS (RN, BFA, MFA, MA) is an acclaimed multimedia theatre artist with extensive performing, touring and teaching experience in dance, theatre and clown. Intensive multidisciplinary study in all aspects of performance has resulted in SourceWork, integrating both the inner and outer performative experience. Fiona regularly teaches SourceWork work nationally and internationally and collaborates with performers from all disciplines. She is a movement and performance coach and has worked with many dancers, actors and clowns both in creation and performance of new work. Recently she collaborated on Kittley Bender, a Dora award winning show. As well as her private practice, she teaches at The Manitoulin Conservatory for Creation and Performance. Special thanks to the Ontario Arts Council for an International Residency Grant in 2016 to study Viewpoints and the older moving body.

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