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Blind Imaginings 

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Blind Imaginings
Scadding directed by Alex Bulmer - Common Boot productions © Zoe Gemelli
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Dates

Wednesday, March 24 and Friday, March 26, 2021
Time: 3:00 to 5:00pm EST
[ 4-hour workshop ]

Registration deadline

March 3, 2021

Language

English

Maximum number of participants

20

Cost

Subsidized Rate: 0.00$
Actual Value: 70.00$

En Piste is pleased to offer this workshop free of charge!

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 Description 

Blind Imaginings is a workshop series designed by Alex Bulmer that re-imagines creative processes from a non-sighted perspective, de-centring vision, and asking what can be discovered when we dream beyond the assumed. Blind Imaginings brings together artists and members of the blind community to explore performance making and blindness, and examine current techniques of inclusion both for audiences and artists, opening space to reveal how the inclusion of blind people can inform and shape how we make art. This workshop is specifically adapted for the circus community.

This workshop is designed for performers, directors, choreographers and all other circus professionals.

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 Workshop instructor 

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With 30 professional years across theatre, television, film, radio, and education, Alex Bulmer is dedicated to inclusive collaborative art practice, fuelled by a curiosity of the improbable and deeply informed by her experience of becoming blind. She is activated by obstacles, enlivened toward re-imagining solutions, and embraces the disciplines of generosity, listening, time, and uncertainty within her artistic and personal life. Alex is currently co-artistic director of Common Boots Theatre, co-founder and artistic director of Cripping The Stage with The British Council, and the lead curator of Brave 2021 Festival: CoMotion, an international disability arts festival produced by Harbourfront Centre. She has designed and led numerous programs and consultancies in Canada and the UK to enable greater accessibility within arts organizations and performing arts education. She continues to be a mentor for disabled artists in Canada and the UK. In 2014, Alex was named as one of the most influential disabled artists by UK’s Power Magazine. Alex welcomes participatory design for a more inclusive world and celebrates the infusion of the disabled experience into the arts. Her teaching credits include Central School of Speech and Drama, Rose Bruford College, Clean Break, London Metropolitain University, Lyric Belfast, The National Theatre School of Canada, the APAE Institute Brazil, SESC Madureira Rio, and the Banff Centre for the Arts.

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 Place 

On Zoom. The link will be emailed to registered participants the day before the session.

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 Required material 

Computer with activated camera and wifi connection. Comfortable clothes for movement and water.

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 Registration process 

Priority for this workshop is given to En Piste members residing in Canada outside of Quebec. All other professionals can join the wait list.

I live in Quebec OR I am not a member of En Piste : 

Register for the wait list

I am a member and I reside in Canada outside of Quebec:

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