Performance Lab

Weekly, drop-in, pay-what-you-can, performance training and professional practice sessions.

Azimuth Theatre, in partnership with The Citadel Theatre and Foote Theatre School, is offering a new professional ongoing performance training laboratory for artists who are interested in a long-term, exploratory, physical practice to enhance, supplement, and complement their performative and creative capacities. A blend of methodologies led primarily by Dave Horak and Amber Borotsik, with guest facilitators throughout the year, these sessions are for artists who are committed to technique, discipline, curiosity, and play.

The sessions are set at a professional training level; however the only prerequisite for the class is a commitment to the rigours of the work. For actors, directors, creators, stage managers, playwrights, dancers, performance artists, teachers, technicians, visiting artists, emerging artists, as-yet-undefined artists, administrators, engaged and active community members.

The drop-in sessions will run weekly, Sundays 11 am-12:30 pm, Sept 23-Aug 25 (no classes Dec 16, 23, 30) at the Foote Theatre School at the Citadel Theatre.

Fees are pay-what-you-will ($10+ recommendation)

We are open to and excited for feedback and requests. If there is someone you would like to have come in and lead a session, or a methodology you are interested in, or something you would like to share, let us know. Fees raised beyond the class’ operational cost will be pooled to bring in a special guest that may otherwise be inaccessible. This guest will be decided in dialogue with Lab participants. Contact Vanessa Sabourin to share your feedback and requests.

 


Upcoming Performance Lab Events

January 2019

You’re in your head! How can the intellect and the body speak?

January 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Foote Theatre School at the Citadel Theatre, 9828 101A Avenue,
Edmonton, AB   T5J 3C6

Facilitator(s): Amber Borotsik & Dave Horak Actors are often told that they are “in their head” but what does this actually mean?  The assumption seems to be that being in one's head is an undesirable state of being but is that actually true?  And - here comes the million dollar question -  how does one get “out of their head” and into a state of being that unifies mind and body? These are the questions that provide the focus for this class, team taught…

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Moving into the Moment

January 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on January 20, 2019 at 11:00am

One event on February 3, 2019 at 11:00am

The Foote Theatre School at the Citadel Theatre, 9828 101A Avenue,
Edmonton, AB   T5J 3C6
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Facilitator(s): Amber Borotsik In this physical class we will explore movement improvisation as a way to practice moment to moment awareness.   In my personal acting practice, a deep experience of the body is equal to script analysis in terms of its direct impact on my ability to bring myself into a scene.  For years I experienced real struggle trying to connect emotionally to scripted work but then I did a bunch of yoga, a bunch of dancing and discovered…

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Moving into the Moment

January 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on January 20, 2019 at 11:00am

One event on February 3, 2019 at 11:00am

The Foote Theatre School at the Citadel Theatre, 9828 101A Avenue,
Edmonton, AB   T5J 3C6
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Facilitator(s): Amber Borotsik In this physical class we will explore movement improvisation as a way to practice moment to moment awareness.   In my personal acting practice, a deep experience of the body is equal to script analysis in terms of its direct impact on my ability to bring myself into a scene.  For years I experienced real struggle trying to connect emotionally to scripted work but then I did a bunch of yoga, a bunch of dancing and discovered…

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