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Circus Sessions (now in it’s 4th year) is a weeklong circus laboratory and think-tank that will offer a small group of contemporary circus artists the opportunity to work with internationally renowned circus artist/ instructor/ researcher, Marie-Andreé Robitaille in the beautiful space of The Harbourfront Centre Theatre. This initiative is open to all forms of circus practice.
This year Circus Sessions will be working with Alex Bulmer and Erin Ball to increase accessibility to a diverse range of artists.
Circus Sessions looks to encourage artists to engage in a creative dialogue that examines their evolving form, cultivates experimentation in performance, as well as networking, advocacy and audience development and engagement strategies.
Circus Sessions is free to all participants. Participants will be responsible for travel costs. We will do our best to help find accommodation.
Where & When?
Workshops and shows take place in The Harbourfront Centre Theatre (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Workshop takes place April 23-29, 2018 from 9:45am-6pm
Showing on Friday April 28th and Saturday 29th at 8pm
Process details CIRCUS SESSION 2018
HUMAN IN CIRCUS
(Gynoïdes Project_ Bêta Test XI)
The workshop dedicated to circus performers, will focus on the development of self awareness in the creation of imagineers and meanings in circus arts. The work-shop provide with an occasion for the participants to reflect, review, reshape and re-design their circus “act” from a norm-creative perspective.
We will explore tactics that aim to resist the restrictions and pressure generated by, for example, habits, norms, stereotypes, codes, assumptions of expectations, conformism, etc. To do so we will investigates our poetic gestures through concepts such as plurality, individuality, affinities, power and identity.
The workshop will be lead using participatory compositional methods including discussions, collective writings, physical and creative exercises, performances and feedback.
The work-shop aims for the emancipation of the circus artists and the development of the participant’s expression.
The workshop Human in Circus, welcome the participation of males, females and non-binary circus artists.