PREP challenging works by challenging artists

performance of several works-in-progress
program to be announced

If you have are working on a challenge send a description of what you are doing, who you are, who you are doing it with, how long the performance would be, and what the challenge is – > for All generations. All bodies. All art forms that are performed.

(No fee to present, and no fee to receive. This performance op is made possible only through the generosity of AO Angels who believe that PREP, practice, and being in a room together is what makes great art possible.)

Creative Movement Classes for Children (Grade 1/2)

One-of-a-kind Creative Movement Classes for Children (age approx. 6-8) with dance artist Jessica Runge

Fridays 5:15 – 6pm (January 24 – March 13th). $110 per session

In a fun, inclusive class led by award-winning professional Canadian dance-artist Jessica Runge, students learn age-appropriate dance games and skills that nurture the artistic voice of each child.

A variety of styles, such as ballet, modern, and more contemporary dance genres, inform the class’ approach to movement training. Opportunities to invent movement round-out the program.

Runge has over twenty years of experience teaching creative movement to children in diverse settings. Since 2013, Runge has been offering her one-of-a-kind creative movement classes at the beautiful studio she shares at Artscape Youngplace.

For more information visit www. or to register email

Unstuck – a creativity workshop

This workshop provides knowledge and tools to help you navigate around creative obstacles. Participants will engage in a number of exercises designed to liberate their creative minds. Help yourself through your creative lull.

Memoir & Movement / Fall session

Sara Porter leads a dynamic workshop of personal and creative exploration. Studio work incorporates movement improvisation, creative writing, vocal work and clown to generate multi-disciplinary material geared toward performance. Through guided exercises and play, you will expand your movement vocabulary and explore new modes of physical presence, gain fuller access to breath and vocal range, refine your writing skills. Drawing on the uniqueness of each person’s experience, body and voice, we will mine our pasts and perspectives for the images, sensations and stories that tell who we are. On stage and in life. For artists of all disciplines.

DATES October 22 – December 17 / no class Dec 10
TIME Tuesdays 12:30 – 2:30pm
COST $200 ($180 CADA members) for 8 sessions
BRING comfortable clothes, pen & paper, water bottle

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN / (Limited to 10 spots). EMAIL –

Sara Porter is an award-winning choreographer and performer celebrated for her “daring imagination” and being “wickedly funny.” Creator of over 25 works since 1990, Sara has recently toured coast to coast in Canada and in US with her popular, memoir-based, one-woman show “Sara does a Solo.” Recipient of a Chalmers Arts Fellowship to develop her distinctive work in Memoir & Movement, Sara premieres her new solo called “Getting to Know Your Fruit” in 2020.

Student Testimonial
“A truly inspiring teacher, Sara Porter gives her students maximum freedom to discover their own creativity and shape it into form.” Steve Levine, Founder, The Create Institute, Toronto (student Fall 2018)


Being creative is hard, and staying creative over the long term can be difficult. This workshop provides knowledge and tools to help you navigate around creative obstacles. Artist and mentor Lyla Rye will present relevant research on creativity and the group will engage in a number of exercises designed to liberate their creative minds. Participants will reflect on what worked for whom and consider why, enabling the development of individual techniques to guide you through your creative block.

Art & Ephemerality Workshop (Find expression through voice and body)

Art & Ephemerality Workshop (Find expression through voice and body)

Led by singer, bandleader and pluridisciplinary artist Alexandra Templier and playwright and critic José Teodoro on August 22 – 25, 2018

Drawing upon individual craft, knowledge and personal experience, each participant will contribute to a conversation about presence and impermanence while developing work that finds expression through voice and body. Special emphasis will be placed on musicality, translation and the transference of ideas or techniques from one art practice into another.

Whether we think of ephemerality as something somber—a way of acknowledging the passage of life or love—or something empowering—a way of remembering that the current horrors of the world are not forever fixed—this workshop will encourage us to find fortitude and inspiration through dialogue and creative challenges. Each participant will develop a short performance, either solo or collaborative, receiving technical and dramaturgical support from start to finish.

French artist Alexandra Templier performs with her Madrid flamenco project Templier Trio at venues such as Madrid’s Auditorio Conde Duque Concert Hall and Casa Patas Foundation, as well as Algiers Opera House. In Canada, Alexandra leads a pluridisciplinary and intercultural project, Los Niños son Inocentes #1 (Kids are Innocent #1), which combines theatre, flamenco, jazz and electronics.

Canadian author José Teodoro has written several plays, including Mote, Cloudless and The Tourist. José writes about cinema and literature for
publications such as Brick, The Globe and Mail, Film Comment, Cinema Scope, The National Post, Quill & Quire, The Literary Review of Canada and subTerrain. He has worked as story editor on several acclaimed films and has served on juries at numerous film festivals throughout Europe and the Americas. José is currently developing two new works for the theatre and a book of conversations with Swiss-Canadian filmmaker Peter Mettler.

Wednesday, August 22, 6pm – 9pm
Thursday, August 23, 6pm – 9pm
Friday, August 24, 6pm – 9pm
Saturday August 25, 11am – 2pm.

Cost: $180 CAD + HST
— Students get  20% discount
Artscape Community members receive  50% discount

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