Theatre Alberta’s Workshops by Request: New! The Rocky Mountain Series
In order to continue providing our members with top quality adult education and professional development opportunities, Theatre Alberta is pleased to announce a new stream of our popular Workshops by Request program. In addition to offering theatre companies the opportunity to host a workshop in their hometown, we are proud to announce the addition of The Rocky Mountain Series.
In reimagining our adult education programming, we are aiming to give our members new options for creating learning opportunities based on their own artistic needs. So now, in addition to hosting a workshop in your community through the “Hometown Series” of Workshops by Request, you can also apply to host a destination master class on a specialized topic of your choosing for the wider Albertan theatre community at The Banff Centre.
The Rocky Mountain Series Begins in December – Register Now to Participate!
For the inaugural 2015/2016 Rocky Mountain Series we are planning to present two master classes at The Banff Centre. While details of the second master class are forthcoming, we are pleased to announce that Calgary’s Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre will host the first master class with Darren O’Donnell of Mammalian Diving Reflex. The artists of Mammalian are committed to the creation of “social acupuncture”—playful, provocative, site-specific, and social-specific participatory performances with non-actors of all ages and demographics, designed to bring people together in new and unusual ways. The class, Compelling Telling: Imaginative Interventions in Public Spaces, will focus on the basics of Mammalian’s “social acupuncture” method to create innovative ways for artists to engage and interact with the public. The class will be held at The Banff Centre from December 4-6, 2015.
Applications are now open to participate. Please visit www.banffcentre.ca/programs/compelling-telling. The deadline for applications is November 18, 2015. The cost to participate is $350, plus optional accommodation and meal packages at The Banff Centre. Limited scholarship assistance is available for those in financial need.
Theatre Alberta thanks The Banff Centre for its assistance with the 2015 Compelling Telling Workshop.
Host Your Own Master Class at The Banff Centre!
For the 2016/2017 season, we are issuing a call for submissions for Theatre Alberta members to apply to host a master class at The Banff Centre. Who have you always wanted to work with? What skills or techniques are you dying to get intensive training in? If you have an answer to either or both of these questions, The Rocky Mountain Series is for you. Group members or ad hoc groups of individual members are welcome to submit proposals for the 2016/2017 Rocky Mountain Series. To apply to host a master class, please follow this link and fill out the online application form. The deadline for applications will be January 29, 2016.