Choreographies of Encounter

Friday September 23, 4-7pm

In this workshop shared practices are a site for investigation and encounter between participants.

Theory and practice, talking, doing and reflecting are interwoven threads of the process of making. Here, choreography is an expanded form – a flexible set of tools for time-based and relational interdisciplinary work. The workshop studio becomes a laboratory in which participating artists rigorously test their own systems of assigning value and meaning through and with their bodies. Participants will explore a collection of exercises to produce material and activate questions about the borders between sense and sound and physical gesture and utterance.

The workshop is ideal for practitioners from any background who are interested in exploring collaborative, interdisciplinary approaches to creation and investigating choreography as expanded practice.

Public Recordings is a group of experimental artists who work collaboratively – drawing on choreographic strategies, embodied action, language, sound, objects, framing and architectural space – to create a shared language for live performance. Through our ongoing facilitation, we expose our creative process not as something to replicate, but as an invitation to question embodied concepts in one’s work.

Choreographies of Encounter is co-facilitated by a group of artists from the what we are saying project, each bringing their own experience and interests to the processes they will share.


Please RSVP: 

$10-20 sliding scale, but all practicing artists welcome

Participants are asked to wear indoor shoes and comfortable clothes.



About Public Recordings

Since 2003, Public Recordings’ dance experiments have proposed choreography as the tension between the established and the emergent – while their performances have made the remarkable case that dance changes how we imagine the possible. A collaborative operation that conjoins artistic research, performance creation, learning and publication, Public Recordings makes ground-breaking projects that activate the potentials of shared space. Works including/Dance/Songs/, 300 TAPES, relay, what we are saying and The Most Together We’ve Even Been have been presented in Belgium, Croatia, France, Italy, The Netherlands, the UK, Slovenia and across Canada. Concurrent with its performance projects, Public Recordings provides and facilitates exchange opportunities year-round, in Canada and abroad. These workshops aim to produce artistic research, energize the performance community and widen the platform on which practitioners can share their experience and vision.

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