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Storytelling and Performance Creation: Workshop with Colin Wolf

Saturday, July 16th

This workshop is presented as part of the Suncor Indigenous Artist in Residency Program.

About the Workshop-
Join Colin Wolf in a crash course creation workshop. Starting with a group warmup, participants will be led through a series of exercises using writing, movement, sound, and pre-selected source material that will culminate in a first draft of a storytelling based performance.

The workshop will have 2 focuses:
Connecting to Breath, Body, and Voice as a storyteller
Finding stories, Making Stories, Weaving Stories

The balance of movement, stillness, writing, and discussion will result in a basic understanding of the tools, skills, and strategies to engage creatively as a storyteller, writer, or performer.

Please bring in a hard copy of ANY written source material (article, poem, email, text conversation, screenshot, essay, book, etc.) and a full water bottle. You are also encouraged to wear comfortable clothes to move in.

About the Facilitator –
Arts Council Wood Buffalo welcomes Colin Wolf, a Métis performer, theatre maker, and activist from the North-East of Moh’kins’tsis (Calgary), AB on Treaty 7 Territory. With a BFA in Dramatic Arts from the University of Lethbridge, Colin has been making theatre all over the prairies with dear friends, trusted colleagues, and complicated colonial institutions. As of October 2019, he resides in Whitehorse and serves as the Artistic Director at Gwaandak Theatre Society on the Territory of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and Ta’an Kwäch’än Council.

Event Details –
Date: July 16, 2022
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Location: Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre – AC134
Admission Fees – Free Event
15 spots available

About the Suncor Indigenous Artist Program –
This Summer, we welcome two resident artists, Cat Sivertsen and Colin Wolf, to the Wood Buffalo region.
Much like the Artist in Residency program, this stream follows the traditional residency model and is based on the same idea of creating art and engaging with the community through art. This stream supports an Indigenous artist living in Canada that has an artistic career based on using traditional knowledge, skills and materials to tell their contemporary story.
Stay tuned for announcements as Colin will be showcasing his own art created during his residency nearing the end of July 2022.

Questions and more information –
For questions or more information, please contact Programs Coordinator, Hanna Fridhed at hanna@artscouncilwb.ca.

Venue

Keyano Theatre and Arts Centre
8115 Franklin Ave - AC 134
Fort McMurray, Alberta T9H 2H7 Canada
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Website:
https://artscouncilwb.ca/artist-in-residence/