by Studio 303
372 Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, Montreal, QC H3B 1A2, Canada
IN STUDIO: STÉPHANE CRÊTE (QC) — Comfort in Discomfort
Feb. 22 to 26, 2021 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.)
$75 with the support of *Emploi-Québec (or $150, non-eligible rate)
Open to artists of all disciplines / Bilingual teacher
Capacity: 13 people, priority for full week attendance
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ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
Desire, violence, nudity, exhaustion; to play with the limits of the performing body sometimes requires of us to face shadowy areas and things unspoken, as if it were normal, “in the name of art”, to venture into its slippery spaces to the detriment of our comfort and safety. This abandoning of our own limits too often generates confusion, emotional blockages or trauma. How then can we find comfort in the performance of scenes, choreography or preformative actions that are not comfortable to play? By applying communication tools to name our needs and fears, we will learn how to create safe spaces to further explore the outer limits of our performing bodies. Then, by adding a ritual dimension to our actions, we will see how to recover the sacred power of our creative acts.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
A multidisciplinary artist, Stéphane Crête has been interested in the limits of representation for over 20 years, mainly through works created within the Momentum collective (Laboratoires Crête, Mycologie, Esteban). His fields of intervention concern both performance and ritual work. He teaches play and creative processes to students in theatre (UQAM, Lionel Groulx, École du Cirque), while refining a pedagogy of ritual practice with the school Ho rites of passage. Also active on the “psycho-spiritual” scene in Quebec and France, he offers various workshops that address issues related to presence and intimacy, through trance, conscious touch, and sacred sexuality.
If the workshop is full, contact Ola at firstname.lastname@example.org, a spot might become available!
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With Emploi-Québec support
ATTENTION: You must be a Montreal Island resident among other criteria. You must fill the Emploi-Québec form that you will received by e-mail from this address: nepasrepondre@formationartsetculture
Non-Eligible rate (regular)
By choosing this option, you will be added to the wait-list. You will be contacted if a spot becomes available.