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Movement Workshop with Ali Robson

Friday, December 6, 2019

Registration is officially open for our first workshop of 2020! On January 19th, join Ali Robson for a movement workshop for actors and movers of all skill-levels.

Activating the Performer’s Body: An Introduction to Movement for Actors
Facilitator: Ali Robson
Saturday January 19th, 1-4pm
Asper Centre for Theatre and Film, 400 Colony Street
Room 2T15
Fee: $25

This workshop will attempt to address the range of physicality that an actor may be asked to explore as part of the creative process. By working with movement systems and abstract movement, participants can begin to identify where meaning can be found for the performer through the physical body and its relationship to the performance space, fellow performers and the script.
We’re thrilled to have Ali Robson leading this exploration. She works in both dance and theatre and is curious about collaborating across disciplines and creating work with and for people of all ages. Ali is a collective member of Weather Parade Dance Theatre, is the Associate Artistic Director of Company Link and is a board member for Young Lungs Dance Exchange.

This workshop is intended to be introductory – artists of all levels of experience are welcome! If you have questions regarding access needs, please email liz@sarasvati.ca.

Deadline to register is January 8th!

To register please email liz@sarasvati.ca with your name and contact info, OR call the office at 204-586-2236.

 

 


Monologues and More

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Our March 2020 International Women’s Week Cabaret of Monologues: Changes is gearing up to be an exciting and eclectic event beyond the constraints of traditional monologues. The menu for this year’s event will include four monologues brought to life by local performers and five performances by artists in other creative mediums. These creative pieces will range from dance to song, from spoken word to mime.

We announced the monologues a couple of weeks ago with full details on the IWW webpage, in addition exciting new work is being created – here’s a little sneak peak to help whet your appetite on who and what you can expect to see…

Kweskina by waNda Wilson – Some of you may remember waNda from last year’s Cabaret. WaNda recently received her Red Seal as a mechanic, and her title for this year’s piece means “change your thoughts” in Cree. She performs a beautiful combination of storytelling and musical performance, stemming from her own personal life experiences.

Bringing movement to the stage, is a dance piece by Maria Grant. Maria runs Drop In Dance Winnipeg and will Choreograph a piece to perfectly fit this year’s cabaret and the theme of “Change”.

The bold, beautiful and Deaf by Joanna Hawkins – As a deaf artist and member of 100 Decibles, Joanna will explore the world of mime and bring to life the art of silent storytelling.

Oversharer by Kristen Einarson – Kristen has had a really big year. She split up from her partner, she got a whole new career path, she started filling in her eyebrows, she had a mini nervous breakdown at her friend’s bachelorette party and started doing stand-up comedy. This is a monologue of things she has told people that she probably should not have. In her signature comedic style, Kristen is vulnerable and hilarious, and her piece will take you on a ride of social anxiety, insecurity, and uncertainty. She probably shouldn’t be writing such big promises in a show description. She probably shouldn’t have said she has a signature style. She also wishes she gave her character a more interesting name, like maybe “Harriet” or “Susan”.

The art of spoken word poetry will have a place in this year’s line-up. Writer, activist and member of Red Rising Sadie-Phoenix Lavoie will share her original work.

Save the Date! These pieces will be performed from March 2-8 for International Women’s Week with just two opportunities to see the full line-up on March 7th. Keep up to date as we travel across the province to various stages, organizations and venues to bring these pieces to life in the name of women everywhere.
What better way to celebrate International Women’s Week, than to host a performance yourself? To host any number of the monologues above, contact info@sarasvati.ca for details on availability and price. We would love to perform for you!


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