Workshop: Performance As Encounter with Agnes Nedregard

Saturday / Oct 16 / 10
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Toronto Free Gallery
1277 Bloor Street West
Agnes Nedregard

FADO Performance Art Centre is pleased to offer a 5-day performance art workshop facilitated by Norwegian performance artist and educator Agnes Nedregard. This workshop is offered leading up to the dates of the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art (October 21-31, 2010). Workshop participants will then present short works in early afternoon sessions and in the public realm on the first two days of the festival for festival audiences and visiting artists, organizers and curators.

Performance As Encounter

Facilitated by Agnes Nedregard

Dates: October 16-20, 2010
Location: Toronto Free Gallery, Toronto
Cost: $250 (does not include food, materials or accommodation)

FADO will not turn anyone away due to inability to pay the full fee for the workshop. We offer this workshop at a reasonable fee so no one is restricted. If you have financial concerns, please contact us. If you are traveling from outside of Toronto, we can help you to find reasonable accommodation to fit your budget.

Workshop Description:

This workshop will focus on the performance as an encounter in real time.

-Encounter with space
-Encounter with material
-Encounter between performer(s) and audience

Question: You might know something about what you are bringing as performer, but what does the audience bring to the performance?

There will be an emphasis on process through exercises, using our bodies and creating material, trying to get a bit further in how to be present in a performative encounter. The students will work individually and in groups. Students are asked to bring an open mind and wear loose clothes.

Day 1: Encounter between body and space
Day 2: Encounter between body and material
Day 3: Encounter between bodies
Day 4: Encounter with time and memory
Day 5: Encountering yourself in meeting with the other

Please send a short description of your experience as it relates to the workshop, performance art or related interests, including a brief statement of what you hope to gain from this experience. If you have a CV, artist bio and images of previous work, you are welcome to send those as well.

The workshop is open to students, visual artists, performance artists, as well as non-artists, non-students, and non-performance artists. ALL WELCOME.

Workshop will have a maximum of 8 participants.
Please contact FADO as soon as possible to secure your spot.

50% non-refundable deposit of fee is due on confirmation of participation.
Remaining balance is due on or before October 16, 2010.
Cheques can be made payable to Fado Performance Inc.


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+ Performance As Encounter review on 7a*11d Festival Blog (by Natalie Loveless)