What is Rewriting Distance? Rewriting Distance is a performance/workshop practice, created by Lin Snelling and Guy Cools with photographer Michael Reinhart that allows participants to tell stories, dance, and write.
History | Rewriting Distance received a SSHRC Dissemination Grant and in 2012/13 and toured to Limerick and Dublin in Ireland, Antwerp in Belgium, and Montreal, Toronto and Edmonton in Canada. It was performed at Tanzfabrik in Berlin, and toured to Vienna, Antwerp, Gent and Halifax in 2013/14. In 2019 Snelling received a SSHRC partnership Grant in collaboration with Mile Zero Dance and a Canada Council grant and will present Rewriting Distance in Edmonton and Halifax
This new period of Rewriting Distance is about revisiting Rewriting Distance continues a new phase with this proposed residency. We are interested in returning to places we feel particularly connected to because of the people we have met there and the community we discovered. What does it mean to return? We would very much like to explore this with the residency, performances, symposium and workshops in Edmonton.
Performance Intensive – Mile Zero Dance
10 am-3 pm each day (lunch 12-1pm)
Monday August 26
GUY COOLS – Dance and Dramaturgy
This seminar/workshop will offer practical tools and exercises to reflect upon, evaluate and eventually transform and improve the participants’ creative process.
Tuesday August 27
STEPHANIE CUMMING – Lecture/performance
Redneck to Cyborg: A Shared Transformation.
This performance/lecture will focus on how this story of ‘transformations’ might be relevant to artists, academics and Edmonton community members.
Wednesday August 28
PIET DEFRAEYE – Provocation and Performance
This workshop will stage a provocation for the McCauley neighbourhood where Mile Zero
Dance is located.
Thursday August 29
GERRY MORITA – Radical Risk
Improvisation as Immediate and Communicative
This workshop will create a participatory context for improvisation as a powerful act that can be shared with anybody in any location.
Friday August 30
LIN SNELLING – MICHAEL REINHART – Draw to Perform
This workshop will explore alternative ways to make marks, draw and express, while presenting various strategies for forming a dialogue between drawing, sound, movement, process and performance.
$150 – Full Workshop / $50 per day