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Intensive Workshops

INTENSIVE WORKSHOPS

MOVING CHARACTERS - A Laban Based Physicality Workshop for Performers - MARCH 24 & 25, 2017

For actors, singers, storytellers, speakers, musicians.

Explore and develop a character using the Movement theories of Rudolph Laban. Used by dancers, actors, musicians, athletes and health and wellness professionals, Laban is a multi-disciplinary approach to exploring movement and to physicalizing intention. It helps performers to first recognize physical habits and then, through exploration of a wider range of potential movements, develop a more expressive body. Discover how this multi-disciplinary focus on the physical life of a character can free your body, ground your voice in your body, and help you to delve deeper into the inner life of the character. This workshop is very physical and practical. You will also work with a monologue to apply the physical work directly to spoken text.

NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY.

TO REGISTER: Click here to go to our Registration Page and download a Registration Form.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Send us an email.

DATES: Friday, March 24 & Saturday, March 25, 2017 -- 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 8

TUITION: $225 + HST

LOCATION: Sirius Studio, 119 Mimico Ave, Etobicoke There is an on site parking lot, free parking on side streets and easy access via bus or streetcar on the TTC.

INSTRUCTOR: Christy Heath is a certified Laban Movement Analyst and Bartenieff Fundamentals Practitioner as well as a Dance Notator, Instructor and Stage Manager. She has taught ballet, jazz, tap, musical theatre, dance fitness and creative movement for the Swansea School of Dance, The City of Toronto, The Columbus Centre, DanceFit Studio, High Park Fitness, York University and George Brown Dance. She was the Artistic Coordinator of George Brown Dance for nine years where she also taught Dance History, Dance Studies, Production and Professional Development. Christy has taught workshops in Laban Movement Studies and Labanotation, as well as dance, for such organizations as Ballet Jorgen Canada, York University, The Randolph Academy, The Peel Board of Education, The Toronto District School Board and The Studio School of Dance. She has been a guest lecturer for York University and Ballet Jorgen Canada and, from 2004 through 2009, she was a rehearsal director of THE NUTCRACKER Youth Cast for Ballet Jorgen Canada.

THE WEEKEND FORMAT:

Day 1, Friday: An introduction to the movement concepts of Laban, practical exploration of the concepts in the body, and exploration of the 8 Movement Efforts.

Day 2, Saturday: Warm-up, continued exploration of the 8 Efforts, work on selected monologues - Laban + Voice / Sound + Text.

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VOICE ALIVE - PRESENT, POWERFUL, PERSONAL - A 2-Weekend Intensive Introduction to the Linklater Method - March 20 - April 8, 2017

For actors, singers, storytellers, speakers.

This 2-weekend intensive introduces you to the work of Kristin Linklater and her method of “Freeing the Natural Voice”(© Kristin Linklater). A specific series of physical, tactile and imaginative exercises reconnect your voice to impulse, emotion and thought. Discover the excitement and power of a natural, embodied voice that is alive with resonance and vibration, and free of inhibiting tension and blocks. Take the work practically into text and you will discover deeper levels of vocal connection to character thought and feeling.

A VOICE that is ALIVE is PRESENT, POWERFUL and PERSONAL.

NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY.

TO REGISTER: Click here to go to our Registration Page and download a Registration Form.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Send us an email.

DATES: Thursday through Saturday: March 30 - April 1 & April 6 - 8, 2017

TIMES: Thursday Evenings: 6:00 - 9:30 pm / Friday & Saturdays: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 6

TUITION: $450+ HST

LOCATION: Sirius Studio, 119 Mimico Ave, Etobicoke There is an on site parking lot, free parking on side streets and easy access via bus or streetcar on the TTC.

INSTRUCTOR: Heather Dick, Artistic Director is a Designated Linklater Voice Teacher, a member of VASTA (Voice and Speech Trainers Association), an actress and a director (CAEA, ACTRA). Most recently, she coached and taught voice workshops for The Lear Project (2016) and Shakespeare By The Sea Festival in St. John’s, Nfld. (2016). She has led both voice and acting workshops for more than 25 years. Teaching credits include Ryerson Polytechnic University, Brock University Dramatic Arts Dept., Theatre Ontario Summer Programs and the Sirius Theatrical Company. From 2012 to 2014 she was a Teacher Trainee in Voice (Linklater Method) & Text at the world renowned Shakespeare & Company (Lenox, Mass.). For more information go to our 'Instructors' page.

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SHAKESPEARE & CO. WEEKEND INTENSIVE November 18 - 20, 2016

At Sirius Theatrical Company we are delighted to facilitate this weekend workshop in Toronto which will be led by Dennis Krausnick, Director of Training and a Founding Member of Shakespeare & Co., in Lenox, Mass.

The Weekend Intensive is designed to meet the needs of actors who seek an introduction to Shakespeare & Company’s training methods, and an opportunity to re-awaken and revitalize their relationship to Shakespeare’s text.

TO REGISTER: To register or for more information about the weekend, contact Shakespeare & Co. directly via email at: shakespeare.org/contact. Maximum of 14 participants.

TUITION: $300 USD only. 20% discounts for CAEA members and actors who are alumni of the Month-long Intensive, Summer Training Institute, or Conservatory programs. Only one discount is applicable per participant.

LOCATION: Artscape Young Place, 180 Shaw St., Toronto.

INSTRUCTOR: Dennis Krausnick

Dennis Krausnick is the Director of Training and a Founding Member of Shakespeare & Co. as well as a Designated Linklater Voice Teacher. He travels regularly throughout North America leading weekend intensives and has been a Guest Artist in Residence at more than 16 Universities including the University of Washington (Seattle), Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Chapman University and Chapman University in California (10 residencies). He is a world renowned actor, playwright and director (more than 70 productions).

THE WEEKEND INTENSIVE FORMAT:

Friday: 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.) - an introduction to Shakespeare & Company’s aesthetic and an opportunity for the actors to shift gears and focus on their work through a series of exercises involving voice, body and memory work.

Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. - focuses on the actor’s individual voice and experiences, which are incorporated into a monologue that the actor has prepared for the class.

Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) - moves more vigorously through the voice and body work, with the actors reconnecting with Shakespeare’s text, revisiting their monologues and exploring how the structure of the verse might influence character and performance.

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