Solo Chicken Productions Announce Creative Residency and Workshop

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Solo Chicken Productions have announce a year-long Creative Residency with choreographer/director Marie-Josée Chartier. 

A production photo of Marie-Josée Chartier’s petites danses. Dancers: Darryl Tracy, Juan Villegas, Lucy Rupert
Photo by: Ed Hanley

Solo Chicken Productions’ the coop, in collaboration with Chartier Danse have announce a year-long Creative Residency with choreographer/director Marie-Josée Chartier at the Fredericton Playhouse.  Beginning this summer with an initial creative process, Chartier will focus on creating a new quartet for petites danses, a full-length work that mines the worlds of music, theatre and dance, incorporating movement and voice by local artists and music by NB composer, Greg Harrison. The creation portion of the residency will continue in January 2020, and be presented at Impact Fest in Moncton.

petites danses features eight dances paired with four musical works. The original work premiered in Peterborough in 2016 followed by tours to Ottawa, Kitchener and Winnipeg. In each community, Chartier created new versions of these pairings to fully engage with the community of performers at hand.

Part Chartier’s current residency at the Fredericton Playhouse will include hosting an open Voice and Movement Workshop, August 24 from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Fredericton Playhouse.

About the Workshop

This pay-what-you-can workshop is for individuals interested in exploring the possibilities of vocal expression. Led by Marie-Josée Chartier, the workshop provides an opportunity to discover the voice: this amazing instrument that is part of your body. Through focused exercises and improvisational activities that combine movement with voice, Marie-Josée will lead the participants in an open atmosphere that creates trust and allows everyone to feel ready to explore and discover their own vocal expression.

Designed for performers practicing an array of disciplines, the connection of the voice with the body will open up your imagination, connect you to your intuition and as an added bonus, will be beneficial to your health. No previous experience is required. Wear comfortable clothes.

About Marie-Josée Chartier

Marie-Josée Chartier’s vocal training started with classical repertoire in Montreal and Toronto (Ginette Laroche, Helga Tucker) folllowed by the study of extended vocal technique (Richard Armstrong, Fides Krucker) and recently Linklater technique. She was also a co-founder of the Collective Urge creating producing and performing theatrical works that were music and voice driven. Since 1994, she has conducted voice and movement workshops across Canada and in Latin America in a variety of institutions as well as part of dance and music festivals.

Voice & Movement Class with Marie-Josée Chartier | August 24 | 10-11:30 a.m. | Fredericton Playhouse | View Event 

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