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Talking and Dancing

  • Left of Main 211 Keefer Street Vancouver, BC, V6A1X6 Canada (map)

Friday, October 6 - 12 to 4pm
Saturday, October 7 - 10am to 3pm

A two-day intensive focusing on the ever evolving craft of working with movement, text/voice and the body in dance-theatre. Using experimental voice work, text, narrative and character physicalization, we will explore the possibilities of "talking and dancing". More and more cutting edge choreographers are asking their dancers to use their voices, and actors are being asked to inhabit and use their bodies in transformative ways. The performer must arm herself with the tools to fulfill and enjoy the work being made.

Over these two days we will delve into the nitty gritty of accessing the voice, explore real methods for grounding character/emotion/desire in the body, and let loose our powers to create in the space between theatre and dance. How do voice and movement influence each other? How can we learn to use our voices to serve the choreographic process? And how can the body, movement and gesture inform and create character and story? This intensive is open to dance and theatre professionals, andpre-professionals. Actors as well as dancers are encouraged to participate.

Faculty: Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg - Artistic Director of Tara Cheyenne Performance

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What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There's lot of paid parking around the area, but we highly encourage transit. We're conveniently located on Main and Keefer.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email

What's the refund policy?

We follow Eventbrite's 7-day refund policy.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, we encourage you to save some paper. You can bring it on your phone or tablet or any cool gadget where we can verify the purchase.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

No, we want to know who's attending. If you have any trouble and can't make it, please contact us. 

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Your ticket name should match your name. If you have any trouble and can't make it, please contact us.

Is your space accessible?

Unfortunately, it isn't at the moment. The Left of Main studio is located on a second floors and there's plenty of staris. The good news is we're applying to some grants to make the space accessible to everyone in the near future.

Earlier Event: April 29
Arts Lip Sync Battle III
Later Event: May 12
Arts Lip Sync Battle IV