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Writing Theatrical Encounters with Gabriel Gbadamosi

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Join award-winning playwright Gabriel Gbadamosi for a practical, floor based workshop on how to use narrative as a tool to explore depictions of time and geography in theatre.

Arcola Theatre, Dalston, London

26 January 2019

10am – 5pm, Studio 4

£90  - this price includes a ticket for Gabriel's play 'Stop and Search' at the Arcola Theatre, 26 January, 8pm.

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Call for submissions | Behaviour Swarm: Exploring Performative Practices

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Imagine this residency as a hive of inventors, continuously searching for ways to make each other laugh and permuting every facet of reality. Performance artists, dancers, escapees from the theatre, experimental comedians, abstract clowns, and visual artists who have way too much energy for their own good — we invite you to this hive to exaggerate life to its fullest!  

Led by Michael Portnoy and Kira Nova, Behaviour Swarm will explore a series of different modules to continuously fracture your sense of self; behaviour, speech, ideas, your relation to your body, others, objects, and your environment.  We’ll use theatre, dance, and performance techniques to develop your tools for inventiveness, high-level nonsense, slapstick, presence, expressivity, and intuition. Participants will form a company of sorts — a collective organism functioning at times perfectly as a group while growing strength in their own individual work.  

What does the program offer?

This residency offers the opportunity for visual artists to hone their performative skills, receive critical feedback, and grow their performance based practice. The program will be collaborative, but will also provide time and space to develop individual work. Activities will include workshops exploring movement, physical theatre, and improvisational training techniques, as well as riff sessions and performance nights. 

What length of residency is available?

This program is designed for participation over the entire period. Variable dates will not be considered.

Who should apply?

This residency is for visual artists with a focus on performative practices, an exhibition/publication record, who have completed formal training in visual arts at the post-secondary level, or equivalent experience and recognition from their peers. Collaborative groups of no more than two people are welcome to apply.

*Some additional fees may apply.

Dates: June 03 - July 05, 2019

Deadline: 
02/06/2019
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Open Call for residencies

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Bora Bora Residency Centre launches the open call to submit proposals for projects to be researched and/or developed in season 2019-20 (August 2019 to June 2020) in a residency with one of our Danish co-hosts.

Residencies are open to professional dance artists, dance ensembles or stage directors with a strong choreographic idea.

A direct link to the application form will be available through our website once we open for submissions on the 4th of January.

Bora Bora Residency Centre provides:
- economically sustainable set up with fees, travel and accommodation for an artistic team of up to four people for a period of two to three weeks.
- professional working conditions with our Danish partner venues and folk high schools who have joined forces at Bora Bora Residency Centre. Read more about our partners at www.bora-bora.dk/residency 
- possible cooperation with the inhouse dramaturgs at Bora Bora, selected artistic mentors and external partners with in the field of new technology, education, research and outreach 

The online application will be accessible from January 4th 2019.

*Deadline is February 1st 2019*

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Projection Technologist Practicum

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Throughout the summer, practicum participants will implement video equipment in support of Banff Centre’s Performing Arts residency programs. Participants will facilitate the video needs of the Performing Arts department under the supervision of a faculty mentor. 

The program also offers exposure to other multimedia disciplines at Banff Centre including 2D and 3D animation, VR, augmented reality, and interactivity for live performance. 

What does the program offer?

This practicum program provides hands-on experience with large scale video equipment in a fast paced, professional environment. Participants will have to manage time and resources to best support the performances and workshops occurring on campus. Participants will gain experience in both technical system design and resource management.

Who should apply?

Applicants should have a working knowledge of video systems including projectors and displays, as well as experience in the technical side of live performance either as a technician or manager.

Accepted applicants will need to bring the following items to the program:

Logo-free show blacks

CSA apporved Steel-toed shoes or boots

Flashlight or headlamp

Adjustable wrench

Intel or AMD based laptop with a minimum of 8GB of ram and 128GB internal storage

Access to the Adobe Creative Suite and Autocad/Vectorworks would be considered an asset

Dates: May 07 - August 06, 2019

Deadline: 
01/30/2019
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Props Builder Practicum

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Practicum participants will examine their core skills and develop those needed by a props builder in today’s theatre world. Through collaborative and individual instruction, assignments, and presentations, this program covers a wide variety of techniques.

Specific course content is determined by Banff Centre performance programming, for which participants will take an active part in the creation of props, from design through rehearsals to opening.

What does the program offer?

The core skills of a props artisan are developed based on the needs of each participant. Woodwork, wood turning, the use of various plastics, sewing, painting, sculpting, drawing, and hand and power tool use are covered,  along with materials and techniques used in contemporary practice. 

Additional workshops are often offered in upholstery techniques, materials relevant to theatrical use, sculpting with various materials, and moulding and casting using silicone and urethane rubbers/resins. 

Props practicums are encouraged to engage in workshops hosted by other departments. In the past, millinery, prosthetic makeup, scenic paint, welding, ladder and lift training, life drawing practice, and rope work have been offered as skills of value to props artisans.

Who should apply?

Ideal applicants will have some training and apprenticeship experience as well as an interest in pursuing a career as a props builder.

Applicants should be captivated by creating, not as a solo artist but as part of a collegial group of talented coworkers, and fashioning the supporting elements to a performed piece. Applicants must be able to facilitate a designer’s vision and accommodate the changes inherent in the rehearsal process.

Dates: May 07 - August 06, 2019

Deadline: 
01/30/2019
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Scenic Carpenter Practicum

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For three months, participants will work with Banff Centre’s Scenic Carpentry team on all Banff Centre productions, co-commissions, presentations, external commissions, conferences, and outreach programs.

Responsibilities include interpreting and generating technical information from drafting, material handling, safe operation and maintenance of Scenic Shop equipment, implementing a build plan, participation in the efficient construction of stage scenery, as well as loading productions in and out. 

Participants will have an opportunity to learn and use a wide variety of building techniques as well as wood and metal tools in our large and fully outfitted shop.

What does the program offer?

The practicum program is centered on learning and bolstering the core skills required to be a scenic carpenter. As an integral part of Banff Centre’s training process, practicum participants will experience one-on-one mentorship and coaching from our experienced professional staff who will guide them through production processes and building techniques. 

Materials used may include wood, metal, composites, plastics, and foams. Methods of scenery movement include flies, winches, pneumatics, and electric motors.

Much of the training material is show-driven, although the Scenic Carpentry department offers in-house and guest presenters who will deliver specialized workshops, training, and off-site tours. There will also be opportunities for self-guided projects.

Who should apply?

Ideal applicants will have completed formal theatre technical training in an accredited institution or have equivalent work experience. They will be able to demonstrate strong organizational aptitude, flexibility, lift 50 lbs, and have an interest in live performance technologies. 

Basic safety equipment will be provided. Applicants should be able to work with wood and metal without any adverse reaction and provide their own CSA approved steel toed footwear, appropriate shop clothes (no holes, tears, or fraying), and eye protection (if prescription eyewear is required). 

Dates: May 07 - August 06, 2019

Deadline: 
01/30/2019
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