(Dis)articulating your artistic approach
October 13 and 20, and November 3 and 10, 2020
Schedule: from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
[ 8-hour workshop ]
October 7, 2020
Maximum number of participants
CostSubsidized Rate: 26.00$
Actual Value: 174.00$
In order to be eligible for the subsidized rate, participants must reside in Quebec and either be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident,or hold a work permit (open or closed). In addition, they must have one of the following employment statuses: Self-employed individual or Support for Self-Employment Measure, employee of a non-profit organization or a company whose payroll does not exceed $2,000,000, recipient of Employment Insurance or Social Assistance, recipient of an employment integration measure, or unemployed.
How to reflect, formulate and write your artistic approach? To articulate is at once to organize and structure your thoughts, to utter them, to share them. To (dis)articulate is to allow yourself to do so while being inventive, so that the process of putting something into words reflects the singularity of your visions and practices. This workshop offers circus artists a space to discuss, reflect on, and write their artistic approaches or artisit statements.
What are the first questions to ask before starting to write? How to be precise and synthetic, without limiting your project or vision to a category or label? How do you define your vocabulary? What are the founding pillars of your approach or of a particular work? What aspect(s) of your approach make(s) it singular? How can you adapt your discourse and vision to different communication platforms (website, grant applications, promotional documents, programs, press releases, etc.) without betraying thier essence?
This workshop is designed for circus artists and is offered online on Zoom.
A computer and a good wifi connection.
As a performer and performance maker, Andréane Leclerc is interested in human encounters that lead to interdisciplinary and interartistic processes. In an approach that deconstructs the spectacular, she seeks a material body devoid of form that evolves through sensation rather than sensationalism. She draws inspiration from 20 years of circus practice to reflect on contortion as a philosophy and not as a skill. In 2013, she obtained a master's degree from the theatre department of the Université du Québec à Montréal, dealing with the dramaturgy of the body. That same year, she founded, with her partner Geoffroy Faribault, the company Nadère arts vivants in order to pursue her practice of research on the body by creating conceptual stage works presented here and abroad. (Photo credit : Valérie Sangin)
Myriam Stéphanie Perraton Lambert is a dramaturg who holds a master's degree in theatre from the Université du Québec à Montréal. Her current research focuses on female choreographic, textual and visual writing, as well as ecosophy and artistic training. She is a member of the research collective PRint (Pratiques Interartistiques et Scènes contemporaines) and GRIAV (Groupe de recherche interdisciplinaire en arts vivants). Parallel to her practice and research, she teaches dramaturgy at the Collège Lionel-Groulx and the Cégep de Saint-Hyacinthe drama schools, is an associate dramaturge at the CEAD (Centre des auteurs.ice.s dramatiques), and collaborates in the development of Larsens à LA SERRE - arts vivants. She was a member of the editorial committee of the magazine JEU et d'aparté | arts vivants.
Course #1 - Questions (2 hrs)
Naming and expressing the questions that inhabit us and that motivate our artistic actions. Learn to formulate open-ended questions and sketch out answers.
Course #2 - Founding pillars (2 hrs)
Describing and naming the anchors around which a work is organized by defining its vocabulary and its fields of action.
Course #3 - The process: perpetual becoming (2 hrs)
A process is constantly in motion and all creation is part of artistic movements and currents much larger than ourselves. Our contemporary artistic choices are coloured by socio-political, cultural and historical contexts that reflect our times. What are we reacting and relating with? Where are we heading? Where are we starting from? What is our vision? How can we name and target the dynamics and future of an artistic process?
Homework: Write your artistic approach or that of a project on which the you are working.
Course #4 - The artistic process (2 hrs)
Reading and giving feedback on artistic approaches. Are new questions emerging? Do we grasp the essence of the proposal? Do we perceive the singular vision of the participating artist?