Richmond Community Workshops
This summer, Mortal Coil will be offering a series of workshops to the public in conjunction with the Richmond Arts Centre and the City of Richmond. Workshops will focus on Mortal Coil's signature crafts and will be taught by the designers of Mortal Coil's new theatrical production, Salmon Row.
All workshops are FREE and offer insight into the world of physical theatre and representation.
Saturday July 30 at the Phoenix Art Workshop, 1-4pm (Masks)
Sunday July 31 at the Britannia Heritage Shipyard, 1-4pm (Music & Percussion)
Friday August 5 at the Britannia Heritage Shipyard, 11:30-5:30pm (Lanterns)
Saturday August 6 at the Britannia Heritage Shipyard, 11:30-5:30pm (Lanterns)
Sunday August 7 at the Britannia Heritage Shipyard, 11:30-5:30pm (Lanterns)
Saturday August 13 at the Britannia Heritage Shipyard, 1-4pm (Stilts)
Sunday August 14 at the Britannia Heritage Shipyard, 1-4pm (Stilts)
Location of Workshops:
Phoenix Art Workshop
12211 First Ave (3rd Floor)
Richmond, BC, V7E 3A7
(Google Maps link)
Britannia Heritage Shipyard
5180 Westwater Drive
Richmond, BC, V7E 6P3
(Google Maps link)
*At Britannia, we will be located in the Chinese Bunkhouse - the large white building at the EAST end of the site.
About the Workshops
Mask Making: Masks are used throughout the world for their expressive power in public performance, and are a familiar element in many contemporary ceremonies and festivals. In this workshop, Mask Maker Frank Rader will guide participants in designing and creating masks that express some of the themes in Mortal Coil's upcoming show Salmon Row. He will also work with participants to explore physical movements and gestures that express, enhance and embody the character of the mask.
Stilt Performance: This workshop will focus on stilt walking and outdoor performance skills. Stilt performing artists Sharon Bayly and Bonnie Davis will lead participants in the exploration of balance and movement on stilts using core body strength, full body awareness, and alignment techniques. Through physical games and exercises on stilts, we will explore our relationship to space; to our fellow performers; and to the larger audience in performance.
Percussion: Musician and composer Steve Charles is passionate about music! In this workshop he will inspire participants to discover their own rhythm and the explore the power of percussion. Participants will learn how to work together to create intricate rhythms using many different instruments and percussive tools.
Lantern Making: Lanterns are an embodied form of light...each unique form representing a kind of enlightenment: love, understanding and knowledge lit from within, emanating out. In this workshop, Celebration artist Marina Szjarto will fire up our imaginations and spark our creativity as she leads participants through the process of making beautiful fish lanterns that celebrate the spirit and the generosity of the fish as they are portrayed in Mortal Coil's upcoming show Salmon Row.