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“A Stream Bender” Workshop with Jeanne Randolph & Mia van Leeuwen
Sun May 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
A Stream Bender with Jeanne & Mia
Sunday May 26, 10 AM -4 PM
Video Pool’s The Output, 100 Arthur Street
Early bird price: $90 until May 5
Regular price: $120
(Tickets available via EventBrite here)
Jeanne Randolph and Mia van Leeuwen invite interested participants to spend a day working with stream of consciousness techniques developed by both artists who are combining their efforts and backgrounds in a one-day group exploration. Participants will move, write, and play with objects and images as catalyst for creation/performance. Everyone is welcome to attend this experimental workshop.
Participants will need to bring to the workshop a minimum of THREE found objects; any object of significance for the participant.
Past objects include: a yellow rubber glove, a box of cereal, a framed photograph, an umbrella, a pipe, a pair of bowling shoes, a tea-cup, a chess-set, a wig, a bust of Shakespeare, a bag of feathers …
Participants will also need clothing they can move freely in and a writing device.
Young Lungs Dance Exchange gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of the Manitoba Arts Council, the Winnipeg Arts Council, and Video Pool Media Arts Centre.
About Mia van Leeuwen:
Since 2003, Mia van Leeuwen has been experimenting with various approaches to making contemporary performance rooted in a theatrical nature with her company out of line theatre (alongside Ian Mozdzen); and more recently as an independent practitioner and educator. She uses improvised approaches based in free association / stream of consciousness techniques not only for the creation of text and movement for performance, but additionally as a mindful practice. She is currently an assistant professor at the University of Lethbridge, Fine Arts Faculty.
Mia van Leeuwen is currently an assistant professor at the University of Lethbridge / Fine Arts Faculty where she teaches movement for actors and devised theatre. Prior to this position, she has taught at the University of Alberta and the University of Winnipeg. As an artist, Mia engages in experimentation at the core of her practice and therefore translates this approach; constantly experimenting with pedagogy. This practice is informed by her interpretation of various trainings she has undergone; pochinko clown, object theatre, butoh, neo-buffon, burlesque, viewpoints, contemporary dance, contact improv, tango, and various somatic based practices.
Learn more about Mia here: https://outoflinetheatre.wordpress.com/mia/
About Jeanne Randolph
Since 1980 Jeanne has experimented with unorthodox art writing and extemporaneous solo performances influenced by psychoanalytic concepts such as that of The Subconscious, free association and the interactive text (i.e. a response to an art project that does not describe, explicate or interpret). Jeanne has written six books on cultural ideas relevant to technology, psychoanalytic theory, advertising and consumerism.
Jeanne has facilitated numerous workshops on writing and psychoanalytic theory. She taught courses on art and psychoanalysis at the Ontario University of Art and Design, Art Between the Wars at the University of Manitoba and 20th Century Art at the University of Winnipeg.
Learn more about Jeanne here: http://artspeak.ca/jeanne-randolph/
Featured image: Mia van Leeuwen’s Destroy She Said, captured by Leif Norman, featuring dance artist Ming Hon.