2012 Ashkenaz Parade Masterclass

Since the first Ashkenaz festival in 1995, Shadowland Theatre artists Anne Barber and Brad Harley have created the festival’s largest work of art involving hundreds of community participants. This processional performance will travel around Harbourfront Centre and adjacent Queens Quay locations on Monday, September 3, 2012 in the afternoon. The 2012 parade will be based on folkloric characters, superstitions, and stories from Jewish and Yiddish culture – with a radical new twist. The 2012 Festival Parade Masterclass offers a fun and dynamic experience for enthusiastic and creative people of all ages!

Masterclass session dates:
Tuesday, August 21st, 6-9pm
Thursday, August 23rd, 6-9pm
Tuesday, August 28th, 6-9pm

Masterclass participants will contribute ideas, rolling up their sleeves at three weeknight sessions in the lead-up to the Festival Parade. The Masterclass will also serve as a production team, responsible for the festival’s site décor which gives festival-goers a visual experience from the moment they arrive. In exchange for your hard work you will receive training by experts in the field and a summer theatre arts adventure like no other.

– Design and building of puppets, props, animated images for outdoor theatre
– Outdoor performance – acting, puppeteering, movement, vocal work
– Textiles and sewing
– Image design and print-making

This is a good class for you if…
– You are willing to explore a range of skills in an artistic environment
– You enjoy working in a team of community volunteers of all ages
– You have knowledge or interest in broad Jewish/Yiddish culture, and experience in community arts workshops

918 Bathurst, a multi-purpose community arts and events centre, located at 918 Bathurst St just north of Bloor on the west side of Bathurst.

Registration Fee
To register, please email janis [at] ashkenazfestival [dot] com or call 416-979-9955 with your expression of interest to ensure a spot in the Masterclass. There will be a registration/participation fee of $25 which goes toward training and production materials.

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