All classes will take place at SFU Woodwards (149 West Hastings St, Vancouver), Monday to Friday 10am-5pm.
ABOUT THE 2019 CURRICULUM FROM JEANINE DURNING AND MALIK GAINES
What we do when we do the thing we do before we know what we are doing: Approaches to Practice and Performance
How do we attend to what we are doing when we realize that the idea is not the thing? How can we cultivate attention to our ever-shifting divergent desires, impulses, memories and perceptions? How can we tune ourselves to the form that emerges from that continual change? How can we tone our practice to help sharpen that attention and how can we build frames that can allow us to experience that attention fully? How can our questions and doubts become proposals for doing? How does thought and feeling come to form and action? How does our fundamental desire for communication misalign with meaning-making and what form does that take in and through our bodies? How can we accept not-knowing and the not-yet as generative states of being/doing? How can we open to a field of willingness and empathy? How can our bodies become radical and imperative forces for potential, for the unnameable? How can we align this practice with performance?
We’ll use social games to do group work that can be used to produce text, movement, and music. We’ll draw from My Barbarian’s Post-Living Ante-Action Theater exercises, which have been used to make many group performances in diverse local contexts, and which borrow heavily from Augusto Boal’s techniques and other political theater sources. Strategies for performing together serve as research for the social problem of people being together.
NEW AESTHETICS ANCILLARY EVENTS
As part of New Aesthetics, we program a series of events that are open to the public. These are free and include artist talks with visiting instructors, pecha-kucha style introductions by participants, as well as lectures, screenings and social gatherings. Details of these events will be posted and disseminated in June 2019.
The cost of tuition for New Aesthetics is $1250 CND
To be considered for a scholarship, indicate in your letter of intent that you would like to be considered based on financial need. Please note that the number of available scholarships is limited.
Public grants and subsidies may be available to individual participants. See below for some suggestions of grants for which Canadian participants may be eligible. Double check the deadlines as they do change.
We are happy to provide letters of support as needed.
Canada Council for the Arts
Under Professional Development for Artist in Explore and Create.
British Columbia Arts Council
Professional Development Project Assistance (April 1st, August 1st and December 1st).
Ontario Arts Council
Developing Careers and Arts Services. Deadlines vary, see site.
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
Travel Grants (anytime).
Development and advanced training (April 1st, September 10th).
We will try our very best to help everyone find accommodation they can afford, including billets, and recommend you start looking early to get a sense of what’s out there. If you have questions about location or accommodation, don’t hesitate to be in touch. Some less expensive possibilities include:
These range in price from $35-$150 a night. UBC is picturesque, and probably a 45 minute commute to SFU Woodward’s by bus or bicycle (a good hilly ride).
Variety of options with proximity to the studio. Option to space-share with other participants, which we are very happy to help facilitate.
There are a number of hotels and hostels in the area around SFU Woodwards; these vary in price and are generally more expensive.
Please contact Operations Manager Chelsea MacDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about accommodations during the intensive, including potential billets, dorms, hotels and other suggestions.
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