Watermelons for a Rainy Day
interdisciplinary solo performance & dance film workshop
with Meagan O'Shea and Linnea Swan
two of Canada's grand dames (in waiting) of contemporary dance-theatre
There doesn’t seem to be an easy way to say it, so here’s what we’re doing.
Meagan O’Shea teaches her signature workshop – DIY Solo Making – Interdisciplinary Creation and Performance. Participants arrive with an initial proposal, then Meagan introduces a variety of strategies and techniques that allow the work to develop from a multitude of perspectives - including contemporary dance practices, theatre, clown, DIY spectacle, writing and improvisation. Over the course of the intensive, participants develop the seeds of a performance and perform their creation-in-progress.
Then, Linnea Swan, who makes killer videos, will lead the participants through a process where they transform the material they’ve created specifically for a live audience, to the medium of video in the broad genre of Dance Film. Working together, participants will shoot and edit their work over the course of the workshop - leaving the week with a live work-in-progress solo, and a finished Dance Film.
“O’Shea is off the wall, impossible to categorize, fun.” Montreal Gazette
“On the edge of bitterness and hilarity, Swan is a treasure” NOW Magazine
July 22 – 26, 2019
Days, with space available in the evenings for additional solo work time.
Limited spots available.
Please send a short blurb including bio, artistic statement, the idea that you would like to explore in this workshop, and links to previous work.
Deadline for Applications: July 2
FEE: $500 - * all participants will receive a subsidy of $250
*Subsidized through Canada Council for the Arts
Applicants will be notified of acceptance on Friday July 5.
Payment is due on Monday July 8, 2019