Swallow-a-Workshop: sight, sensation, memory and composition with plastic orchid factory

Swallow-a-Workshop:
sight, sensation, memory and composition with plastic orchid factory

 

Monday, November 5, 2018 – 1:00-3:00 pm
Evergreen Community Spaces, #2 1709 8th Ave NE
Register here, suggested fee $15
E-mail info@swallowabicycle.com or call 403.710.0093 for further information.

Vancouver’s plastic orchid factory is in Calgary for Digital Folk… and while they’re in town, they’re offering a workshop on sight, sensation, memory and composition!
Our time together will unfold as a series of directed improvisations that explore how we feel and how we remember. Individually, we will consider how we want to be in our bodies, how we want to reach and fall and play with gravity. With a buddy, we will play with seeing and being seen and look at how this relationship shapes some of the choices we make as we build and compose dances shaped out of our desires. We will listen to music quietly. We’ll tell stories and practice listening. We’ll do absolutely nothing. We’ll play with remembering and composing with found things. At some point, we will also listen to music very loud.
The workshop will be co-led by James Gnam, Natalie LeFebvre Gnam and Vanessa Goodman.
www.plasticorchidfactory.com
Register here, suggested fee $15
E-mail info@swallowabicycle.com or call 403.710.0093 for further information.
About plastic orchid factory
plastic orchid factory is an artist-run, interdisciplinary organization that uses the body as a site for social commentary. Established in 2008, plastic orchid develops methodologies for creation that foster engagement, play, and exploration with artists from a diversity of backgrounds and practices. Through collaboration, performance and research, plastic orchid deftly probes connections between contemporary bodies and the social, political and technological landscapes that they inhabit. In its very brief history, plastic orchid has created nine short works and three evening length ensemble pieces including: _post, Remember When, James & Natalie and Digital Folk.
plastic orchid factory’s research and creation have been generously supported by The Dance Centre, EDAM dance, Circuit-Est in Montreal, Opera Estate in Bassano Italy, Progress Lab 1422/Electric Company Theatre and The Vancouver East Cultural Centre. The work has been presented by The Firehall Arts Centre, The Vancouver International Dance Festival, The Vancouver Art Gallery, Dance for a Small Stage, The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts and The New Forms Festival. plastic orchid factory is the founder of Left of Main, an artist run creation/development space located in Vancouver’s downtown east side. plasticorchidfactory.com


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Photos by Chris Randle
Image 1, left to right: Rachel Helten, Shion Carter, Vanessa Goodman, Bevin Poole, Rachel Silver, James Gnam, Rachel Helten, Diego Romero, Lexi Vadja, Jane Osborne, Hannah Jackson, Kayla DeVos
Image 2, left to right: Kayla DeVos, Vanessa Goodman, Natalie LeFebvre Gnam, Lexi Vadja, James Gnam, Rachel Helten, Rachel Silver
Image 3, left to right: Diego Romero, Bevin Poole Leinweber, James Gnam