WHAT IS IMPORTANT Workshop by BBB Johannes Deimling in Toronto, October 2008

Performance Art Workshop with BBB Johannes Deimling

Presented in cooperation with FADO Performance Art Centre and in conjunction with the 7a*11d
International Festival

Friday October 17-Tuesday October 21, 2008
Final performances take place on October 23/24
Deadline for applications: October 1, 2008

Toronto, Canada….In cooperation with FADO Performance Art Centre, internationally recognized
performance artist and educator BBB Johannes Deimling will be offering an Intensive Performance Art
Workshop in Toronto from October 17-21, 2008. Entitled What is Important? this intensive workshop
rounds up after 5-days with public performances presented during the start of the 7th biannual 7a*11d
International Festival of Performance Art. Workshop participants will have the unique opportunity to
experience the local, Canadian and International performance art scene as it converges on Toronto for
the 7th International 7a*11d Festival of Performance Art.

The aim of this 5-day intensive workshop is to develop an Art-Performance. Workshop participants will
present these new works during a public presentation at the festival.

Workshop Objectives and Strategies
With the guidance and direction of the workshop facilitators, participants will use a variety of
techniques and exercises to focus perception of one’s own personality, develop skills to communicate
with the body, and transform ideas into a performative work. Personal perception and experience
colour and characterize how we communicate and deal with the body in time and space during
performance. The main objective of the workshop is to understand the body as a tool and to use this
tool to communicate effectively in performance.

Over the course of the workshop, participants will:
+ investigate and work with a variety of performative exercises in various conditions, in- and outdoor
which focus on: body, time, space, concentration, endurance (both in groups and individually);
+ develop performance ability and vocabulary with technical, pedagogical and artistic guidance from
the workshop facilitators, as well as working collaboratively with the other workshop participants;
+ perform in a final public presentation during the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art
(the public presentation of workshop participants will be included in the festival program, publicity and
+ information about participating artists, workshop and final performances will be posted on Fado’s
+ contact with artist-run centres, performance art presenters and other art institutions in Toronto;
workshop participation also provides a rare and unique networking opportunity during the 7a*11d
festival with visiting artists, curators and performance organizers from across Canada and around the
+ context of the city of Toronto, history and culture.

+ The workshop is taught in English.
+ The workshop is open to all people, both emerging and established performance artists, as well as
students (minimum age 18 years).
+ The workshop will take place with a minimum of 8 participants.
+ Workshop is available to performance/art students at a deduced fee (limited spots available, please
contact info@performanceart.ca for details)

Participants are responsible for paying for travel, accommodation and personal expenses. It is our goal
to offer this workshop at a reasonable fee and to facilitate finding the best possible options for travel
and accommodation. Please contact FADO Performance Art Centre for all general inquiries.

Application forms can be obtained by contacting

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