Nigel Charnock Vancouver Workshop

Our pals at Tara Cheyenne Performance are presenting a workshop with special guest artist Nigel Charnock (UK). Who, coincidentally, is a genius.  A mad genius, but a genius nonetheless. Also! He is the choreographer of Children, the duet featuring Louise Lecavalier that opens DanceHouse’s season in November. If you’re an experienced performer of any sort, take advantage of the opportunity to hang out with one of the most original minds in performance working today. How can you resist this face?

Nigel Charnock

Talking and Dancing:
Exploring voice, character, and story in contemporary dance

Dates: June 22 & 23, 1pm – 6pm
Venue: SFU Woodwards – Courtyard Studio, 4th Floor
Location: 149 West Hastings St, Vancouver BC
Cost: $100 early-bird registration (by June 1st); $125 regular registration (after June 1st)

Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg first met Nigel Charnock in Vancouver when his solo work, Frank, was presented at The Dance Centre in 2005. Inspired by his virtuosic and provocative brand of physical theatre, she found an artistic kindred spirit. Both masters of the fusion between movement, music, spoken word & black comedy, their work pushes the established boundaries of a dance spectacle.

This intensive is geared towards the experienced performer (both actors & dancers) and is designed to provide exposure and a platform for experimentation in dance-theatre; specifically in contemporary dance forms, improvisation and voice technique. The workshop will explore how the voice influences movement and vice versa. Participants will learn to use voice as a vehicle to serve the choreographic process. Performance hybrids will be analyzed from a dance-centric perspective.

Nigel Charnock is a founding member of DV8 Physical Theatre, and began his own company, Nigel Charnock+Company, in 1995. Internationally renowned as a maverick and completely captivating performer, Nigel ruptures the boundaries of performance, continually exploring and developing dance as a genre as he works across different disciplines and media. Nigel has created throughout Europe and right here in Canada for the likes of Noam Gagnon & Louise Lecavalier. He is perhaps most well known for his unique solo performances, including Human Being, Hell Bent, Original Sin, Resurrection, Frank & Fever.

A deposit of $50.00 is required; the remainder is due on the first day of class. Please make cheques out to Tara Cheyenne Performance. For registration and more information, email or call 604.893.8807.



~ by DanceHouse on May 30, 2011.

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