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Artist Workshops


CRAFT DEVELOPMENT FOR ARTISTS 2018
A workshop series designed to provide artists with creative tools and practical knowledge for dance making. Aryo Khakpour / James Proudfoot / Company 605

THEATRICAL PLAYMAKING
Aryo Khakpour (The Biting School)
Monday May 7, 2018
12-4pm

Aryo is a Vancouver-based multidisciplinary performer, theatre-maker, and dramaturg. In this workshop physical theatrical exercises will be explored allowing for the rise of narrative and characters. Through acting exercises, games, and physical improvisation, participants will consider presence, using partners as the main source of inspiration, intention, urgency, and the theatrical potentials of movement. In the last part of the workshop, participants will collaboratively build short performances in groups. Aryo will facilitate the creation and the discussions around these performances.

WORKING WITH A LIGHTING DESIGNER
James Proudfoot (Lighting Designer)
Monday June 11, 2018
1-4pm

James is Vancouver’s leading lighting designer in dance, who has designed for dances in festival formats to full evening performances. Learn the different ways that lighting can support your work and learn the terminology to effectively communicate your ideas to a lighting designer. In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to prepare for a lighting hang, learn about focusing lights, and how to use lighting to create different moods and looks, structure the space, and support the physical and thematic aspects of choreography. 

MOVEMENT LAYERING
Lisa Gelley & Josh Martin (Company 605)
Monday, June 18, 2018
1-5pm

Build, warp, shape, and disrupt raw movement with methods used in Company 605’s creative process. This workshop will focus on movement construction and the malleability of what is made. Participants will experiment with layering tasks, qualities and values onto movement, and consider how this layering may affect what the movement is saying. They will be given starting points for searching out and building movement, suggestions for creative approaches to reworking movement, and ways of provoking new perspectives to support existing ideas. Working individually and in small groups, participants will build their own movement from scratch, but are also invited to bring existing movement to experiment with in the workshop. Likewise, participants may wish to use material created during the workshop to continue developing further on their own.

LOCATION
Scotiabank Dance Centre, Faris Family Studio | 677 Davie St. Vancouver
PRICING
Book for all 3 workshops + save!:      $100 DC member | $160  non member  + GST (register by April 15, 2018)
Single workshop:                                $40 DC member | $60 non member + GST
HOW TO BOOK
Email Hilary Maxwell members[at]thedancecentre.ca or call 604.606.6416

SPACE IS LIMITED: REGISTER EARLY!

CANCELLATION POLICY 
No refunds will be issued 2 weeks prior to the start date of the workshop.

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Business of Dance Information Sessions 2017-2018

These informative group sessions are designed for artists and others working in the dance sector to ask Dance Centre staff questions about specific topics ranging from grant writing, career development, marketing, Dance Centre programs, and more.

September 27: Help! How do I promote my show?
Katrina Nguyen Digital Marketing Coordinator + Heather Bray Marketing Manager

October 11: Grant Writing 101 - Lead up to Canada Council Nov 17 deadline
Mirna Zagar Executive Director

November 8: 2018/2019 Season Program + Awards: An overview before you apply
Raquel Alvaro Programming Coordinator + Artistic Committee member

February 7: Creative Fundraising Strategies: Making the ask
Sheri Urquhart Development Director

March 7: Grant Writing 101 - Lead up to BCAC April 15 deadline
Mirna Zagar Executive Director

*April 11: Budgeting for the working artist
Elyn Dobbs Arts Accountant

Time: 4-5pm | *11:00-12pm
Location: Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St, Vancouver.

Book at any time: Maximizing your membership
Hilary Maxwell 
Member Services Coordinator

Registration

Email members@thedancecentre.ca or call member services at 604.606.6416 no later than 3pm on Monday the week of the info session.
All info sessions: Dance Centre members FREE / Non-members $10 + GST

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Consultations

Consultations with experienced Dance Centre staff provide information on grant writing, touring, incorporation, marketing and other topics.

Members $25 per hour + GST
Non-members $30 per hour + GST

To book a consultation or to register for a workshop call Member Services at 604.606.6416 or email members@thedancecentre.ca