Theatre and Dance Workshops: Collaboration with Artists from Iran

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Theatre and Dance Workshops: Collaboration with Artists from Iran

April 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am - April 23, 2019 @ 5:30 pm

$500.00 – $750.00

Twelve days of workshops culminating in two days of performances by the participants will take place at cSpace from April 10 - 25. The project is a collaboration between Sun.Ergos, a Company of Theatre and Dance, from Canada, and Zendegi Theatre Company from Iran.

Three, two hour workshops will be held on 12 days from 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM at Theatre Encounter's Abattoir Studio @ cSpace KES.  Dana M. Luebke will teach movement and dance, Robert Greenwood will teach acting, and Ja’far Mahyari, Artistic Director of Zendegi, will teach workshops exploring imagination and creativity leading to the development of work for performance. There will be two days off during the project. The creative work will be presented to the public on April 24th and 25th in the Studio Theatre at cSpace.
The worships are open to 10 theatre students and professionals.  The fee for participating in the 36 workshops and two performances is $750 plus GST, with an early registration fee of $700 plus GST by March 15th.  The fee for theatre students is $500 plus GST.  The Zendegi Theatre Company are bringing 8 theatre students and professionals from Iran along with 3 artistic and technical staff.  The workshops will be taught in English and Iranian with translations in both languages.
To register contact Robert Greenwood: 403-931-1527
The goals of the project are:
  • To create pieces of theatre here in Calgary, perform them here and then the following year to take the Canadian participants to Iran for workshops and performances there.
  • To provide an opportunity for cross-Cultural and social interaction. In this increasingly polarized world, the arts are a conduit for exploring, understanding and celebrating the diversity of human expression while reinforcing the underlying similarities in the human experience. In the workshops, participants with learn about each other’s cultures, traditions, art forms, and about artistic life in each other’s countries.
  •  To exchange artistic techniques, knowledge and practices. Participants may then use these to expand and deepen their artisitic practice and enrich what they produce in their respective countries.
  • To achieve an understanding of educational practices in each other’s countries and extend the quality of artistic training through joint workshops and interaction between colleagues.


April 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am
April 23, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
$500.00 – $750.00
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Zendegi Theatre Company


Theatre Encounter’s Abattoir Studio @cSpace KES – Room 135
1721 29th Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta T2T 6T7 Canada
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