I recently had the pleasure of attending a workshop at the River Run Centre in Guelph led by Andrea Nann in preparation for The Whole Shebang Guelph, taking place September 26, 2015.
Upon arriving at the River Run Centre I was introduced to the Guelph Shebang collaborators, each with different artistic backgrounds, ranging from storytelling and dance to music and video installation.
The day began with a warm up where artistic collaborators, translators and observers including myself were engaged in various movement and vocal exercises, leading to a greater awareness of the body and mind and eliminating any fears and anxieties. This process is meant to produce greater artistic creativity and exchange, which was clearly evident in the workshop that followed.
Observations, visions, ideas and questions were addressed and explored throughout the day. Each collaborator brought something truly unique to the group producing new, unexpected and rather exciting results.
For a sneak peek into the Guelph Shebang Workshop and the upcoming event in September check out the video by Erin MacIndoe Sproule