Be a part of the movement! Get your groove on at our workshops and test your own creative limits. Our workshops are designed for everyone from the curious to the professional.


REGISTERING FOR WORKSHOPS
You may register for workshops in person at the ATB Financial Arts Barns Box Office, by phone (780-409-1910), or online at fringetheatre.ca. Due to limited space, we encourage you to register for workshops well in advance.

Need Help?
Contact us anytime with questions and we’ll gladly help you Chinook!
780-448-9000 or communications@fringetheatre.ca


YOGI-DANCE: GET FREE WITH CHARLENE

Saturday, February 11 at 12pm in the ATB Financial Arts Barns Lobby
A workshop for all ages and levels
An Afro-Caribbean dance & yoga fusion class. A space where sweat and laughter are encouraged.

This workshop is PAY WHAT YOU CAN AT THE DOOR! Available on a first come, first serve basis in person at the ATB Financial Arts Barns Box Office at least two hours prior to start of the performance.


BODY IDENTITY with Daša Grgič
A workshop for those with previous dance experience
Monday, February 13 at 11am in the Westbury Theatre
Cost: $15

Our identity is tied to our experiences and how we communicate with the world. This workshop led by renowned Italian dance artist, Daša Grgič, will explore different movement qualities to find a personal and authentic expression through dance. The work will focus on translating the inner perception of the body, and its ability to surprise itself, in a short poetic phrase that reveals the body’s identity.

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AWAKEN: A F.U.B.U. Workshop Series [BAM ICON] Monday, February 13 from 1pm – 6pm in the ATB Financial Arts Barns Lobby

To Be Young, Muslim, and Black with Amal Issa
1pm – 1:45pm
This workshop will explore what it means to center the black Muslim experience in challenging Islamophobia, and what happens when Muslims fail to take an intersectional approach.

Who tells our Stories: A Panel Discussion with Brnesh Berhe
2pm – 2:45pm
This panel discussion will focus on addressing what we want and need from the media, what our responsibilities are in telling our stories, and what avenues exist to get those stories out.

Writing Honest Poems with Brandon Wint
3pm – 3:45pm
Brandon will lead participants on a personal exploration of why and how they value the practice and experience of writing, and how those values shape their ideas of what it means to write poetry in an honest way. Additionally, Brandon will share the few techniques that are fundamental to his own writing practice. This accessible, engaging and heart-felt workshop will help writers represent their lived experiences in a life-affirming, honest, creative and poetic way.

Marketing While Black with Jesse Lipscombe
4pm – 4:45pm
This workshop will focus on the business and marketing aspects for following your passion.

Playwright’s Masterclass with Cheryl Foggo
5pm – 6pm
A masterclass led by award-winning Canadian playwright Cheryl Foggo.

All BAM Workshops are PAY WHAT YOU CAN AT THE DOOR! Available on a first come, first serve basis in person at the ATB Financial Arts Barns Box Office at least two hours prior to start of each workshop.


THEATRE MAKING WITH MI CASA
A workshop for emerging and experienced theatre artists
Tuesday, February 14 at 3:00pm in the Westbury Theatre
Cost: $15

How do you take a story and transform it into a performance that uses all the languages of the theatre? In this workshop you will be introduced to some of Mi Casa’s most loved creation tools. We will prepare you to work collaboratively and turn story points into unexpected images built from poetry, DIY up-cycled material and sound. Participants will explore how play, listening, impulse and failure can transform your process and harness the abilities of everyone in the room.

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ROOT DOWN with KARISSA BARRY
A workshop for pre-professional and professional dancers and movement artists
Wednesday, February 15 at 11am in the Westbury Theatre
Cost: $15

Incorporating various techniques, this contemporary class focuses on alignment for health and maintenance, while pushing beyond traditional forms and preparing the working body for creation and performance.  Beginning with floor-work, spine sequencing, and building a solid relationship with the ground, we will move through classical techniques infused with contemporary transitions and intelligent uses of weight transfers and level changes.  Conscious and intricate pathways, directional changes, phrasing and efficiency are predominant themes throughout the class.

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THE BODY IN FLIGHT with JANE ALISON McKINNEY
A workshop for pre-professional and professional dancers and movement artists
Wednesday, February 15 at 1pm in the Westbury Theatre
Cost: $15

This contemporary dance workshop consists of dynamic floor work, centre work, and the practice of travelling with a sense of flying. Discover the possibilities of artistry and physicality through set combinations as well as improvisational tools and systems. Develop range and learn to fly by making affective choices within given material.

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THE FLAMENCO BODY with ROSANNA TERRACCIANO
A workshop for non-flamenco dancers and all levels of skill
Thursday, February 16 at 11am in the Westbury Theatre
Cost: $15

Bring a little heat to winter with this introductory workshop in flamenco movement technique. Learn the foundations of flamenco posture, body alignment, turns, phrases, and foot/body coordination. Rosanna will take you through a variety of exercises in improvisation, exploration, discovery and rhythm, to practice applying flamenco techniques of moving, listening and composing to each unique moving body. Draw the rhythm through your feet, shoot it up through your body, and send it spiralling out of your arms.

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FACE & BODY with ELIZABETH MORRIS
A workshop for children, their families, and the young at heart
Saturday, February 18 at 1pm in the Westbury Theatre

Learn to tell a story with your face and body. There’s much more to communication and drama than spoken words or visual language. Join Deaf actress Elizabeth Morris in a hands-on “face and body” drama workshop, especially for children, their families and the young-at-heart.  Through games, you’ll learn how to tell a story using only your face, body and hands! Bring your running shoes and be ready to move around!

This workshop is PAY WHAT YOU CAN AT THE DOOR! Available on a first come, first serve basis in person at the ATB Financial Arts Barns Box Office at least two hours prior to start of each workshop.