Vancouver Arrivals Workshop Intensive
The Arrivals Personal Legacy Workshop
July 2012 in Vancouver
Facilitated by Diane Roberts
Co-facilitated by Rose Georgeson, Jude Wong & Quelemia Sparrow
The Arrivals Workshop The Arrivals Workshop Intensive is for writers, actors, poets and storytellers (oral, written or visual) working from diverse media and traditions who wish to connect in new ways to their authentic historic bodies, as a powerful source for artistic expression.
urban ink Artistic Director Diane Roberts will guide 8-10 artists in an embodied exploration of their own histories of (dis)place(ment). Participants will discover & work with a ‘Personal Legacy Voice’ of an ancestor at least three generations removed. The in-studio work will involve ensemble and individual physical & vocal exercises designed to awaken ancestral histories stored in our blood and bones. Our methodology is a combination of African influenced performance traditions that open gateways for the emergence of historic truths from critically anchored personal places.
When & Where?
Workshop Intensive: July 2012 (Wed-Friday half days, Saturday and Sunday full days- times TBA by group decision)
Who can apply?
All Artists are encouraged to apply, particularly emerging, mid Career and senior artists who identify as coming from Indigenous and cross-cultural backgrounds.
How to apply?
Email us a 1-2 page application-statement (.doc/.rtf/.pdf) containing:
1. Why you want to participate
2. What life experience you bring
3. Artistic discipline and training (if any)
4. Your name, phone numbers, mailing address and email
5. (attach) a small .jpg photo of yourself
Application deadline: June 1st
Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
***The selected workshop participants will be asked to prepare archival and anecdotal research in a written profile of a chosen ancestor
Workshop Cost: $150
“The experience was, to put it mildly, intense. And amazing and revealing and healing and inspiring and awe-inspiring and sometimes frustrating and really challenging and left us with so much to process that I’m forever changed. The power of the work is IN the work. It was by coming back to the work, doing it, physically and emotionally living it, that our discoveries came thick and fast. Rather than adding new things from outside, the new things added themselves once we returned to the work.”
–Liliona Quarmyne, Montreal workshop and Arrivals Exchange
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