Let’s Jam.

The wonderful Mike Reinhart and I have come together to present an offering to the Toronto performance community:

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A monthly movement jam open to performers of any discipline or training. 

Partnered with hub14, this movement jam will happen on the last Wednesday of each month.*

We will open the studio as early as 6:30pm for personal warm-up and mingle-time and begin the jam proper at 7. Expect to move, to participate in some guided exercises lead by Mike and myself, and to challenge yourself in a few lightly structured improv jams. We’ll wrap each night by 9pm, after which there’s always time for cool downs and conversation.

We would like to keep this jam as accessible** as possible, but will also be accepting PWYC donations to help keep this thing running. The bottom line, however, is: if you want to be here, we want you here!

The first jam of the year will be
Wednesday, February 28th
@ hub14 (14 Markham St., Toronto)
7 – 9pm | doors @ 6:30 | PWYC

You can find a list of future dates and a contact form on the Jam’s page here.

I look forward to moving with you.

-A


*With the exception of December because of the mess that is Christmas and New Years. In December, the jam will happen on the 3rd Wednesday (Dec. 19th).

**Please note hub14 is not a barrier-free facility: there are about 10 steps leading up to the studio.

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Collective Creations

This year has been a relentless teacher. Its lessons, and my shifting artistic interests, have had profound influence on my person – influences which I feel are only beginning to settle (or, at least, not float directly into my eyes as I’m trying to walk). As the fall approaches, I am looking forward to getting back into the studio to run my second series of classes at hub14. I don’t know how these lessons will influence the way I teach, but I do know these will be the next version of what I was exploring back in the spring. As we live and make theatre, theatre becomes our lifestyle. See you in the studio.


UPDATE Aug. 31st, 2016 — A show I’m part of, the [elephants] collective’s A Wake for Lost Time, has been accepted into the DaPoPo Live-In in Halifax! We’re going to be performing this intense 24-hour ritual for time on October 21st. Meaning, I’ll be in Halifax, rehearsing with our new, local Haligonian members the week leading up to it and, therefore, class on the 19th is cancelled. This iteration of Collective Creations will run for 5 classes. 


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Collective Creations
hub14 (14 Markham St., Toronto)
Wednesdays
Sept. 21 & 28
Oct. 5, 12 & 26

7 – 9pm
$15 / class
$10 for multiple classes

Collective Creations returns this fall to hub14 led by Andrew Gaboury.

Collective Creations will focus on two main areas of theatrical exploration: (i) physical training for the theatre, and, (ii) collective creation techniques for material generation. The goals of these classes is to provide an affordable and accessible space for artists to continue their individual training; to provide a platform for the spontaneous generation of ideas; and offer an arena to challenge our  understanding of what it means to work in a collective.

Each class will follow a similar structure with the second half, the collective creation aspect, exploring a different technique or launching point. These classes will combine vocal improvisation techniques and various movement forms, including aspects of Viewpoints, clown, contemporary dance improv and archetype work. Using time as our adversary (and collaborator), we will create new, imperfect works destined to fail and find success in the jewels hidden amongst the rubble.

Drop-ins welcome. Each class is standalone although we will be building on concepts as the weeks progress.

To reserve a spot send an email to afieldofcrowns@gmail.com

Seasonal Activities v.V // Performer Profile: Antonios Vellerefontis

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artist:

Studied Architercture and Fine Arts.
Lived in several countries… and different continents.
I use hybrid mediums and crafts in order to challenge my skills and as result my Art.
Searching for inspiration by analyzing human responses when emotions and comfort zones get challenged by being exposed and stimulated artistically.
Searching for the positive within the negative and vice verse in order to charge my art emotionally and express muscle memory and mental images. My reason is a visually debatable subject that can involve through time.
Other disciplines I am exploring are Acting, Directing, Writing.

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abstract:

A live audio visual mapping projection performance of my visual works.
The name of the project is IN/Vision and is a subjective understanding of the objectives.

portals:

web:
http://antoniovellerefontis.wix.com/vellerefontis

instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/vellerefontis/


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Seasonal Activities v.V // Performer Profile: Diana Kolpak “BLUE”

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artist:

Creative adventures have taken Diana Kolpak from performing liposuction on herself to being a prima ballerina to seeking fallen stars in frozen wastelands to fighting epic cream-pie battles. Clown makes all her dreams come true.

abstract:

BLUE is an interactive solo musical about the highs and lows of love. Stylistically, it’s clown meets the Blues by way of 30’s Berlin cabaret with a little detour through Las Vegas. The first song is set. The rest of the songs (all original) are chosen by the audience, so the tone and narrative structure of each performance is different. Lounge singer Sally Siren serves as guide, interacting with the audience, introducing each song with minimal improvised dialogue, and singing either a cappella or while accompanying herself on a toy piano. It’s a wonderful ride for everyone.

portals:

www.dianakolpak.ca


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