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