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CFSW 2019 Workshop: Instigating Resilience Through Poetry & Verbatim Dance

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Guelph Little Theatre

176 Morris St

Guelph, ON N1E 5M7

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Instigating Resilience Through Poetry & Verbatim Dance, is an accessible and integrated arts workshop combining poetry, theatre, dance, and physical comedy. The Council of Ontario Drama and Dance Educators defines Verbatim Theatre as, “involving the creation of theatre drawn word for word from interviews or conversations” (CODE, 2019). For this workshop, poems brought or created by the participants will act as “interviews” which participants will translate into movement. Emphasising consent and collaboration, the workshop uses simple exercises to develop complex and engaging performances and invites attendees to examine creative possibilities beyond the page or microphone. No dance experience is necessary: if you breath you dance; it’s impossible to remain static on a planet in motion.

*Accessibility Note: This workshop is designed with an emphasis on accessibility and inclusion. The methodology promotes safety, consent, and communication. Where there are limits (lack of ASL interpreter as an example), other forms of communication (written) are incorporated.


About the Facilitator

Wes Ryan is a genre-mashing, award winning performance artist with a penchant for combining spoken word and dance. As the Artistic Director of These Are Horizon Days Integrated Arts and as a solo performer, Wes has been creating bold physical performances for over 25 years. They have featured on stages throughout Ontario and most recently performed at Words Aloud (2018) and the Autism Ontario Conference (2018).

As a member of the Peterborough Poetry Slam Collective they have participated on three CFSW teams and represented at Verses Festival. Winner of Hot Damn It’s a Queer Slam (2019) and the Urban Legends Invitational (2016), they were twice the Peterborough Poetry Slam Champion (2013/14). Wes has collaborated and choreographed for Charlie Petch’s play Geppetto’s Daughter and Jon Hedderwick’s film The Search for Dark Matter.


Accessibility

Barrier-free entry
Barrier-free stage access
Physically accessible bathroom
Gender neutral bathrooms
All ages


Guelph Spoken Word does not want cost to be a barrier to your creative growth. Please contact us if you have any accessibility concerns.

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Guelph Little Theatre

176 Morris St

Guelph, ON N1E 5M7

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