Stage Presence in the Present Tense: A Performance Workshop with Andre Prefontaine
Wednesday October 11, 2023, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Location: Creative City Centre (1843 Hamilton Street), 2nd floor*
Free in person workshop
Please register in advance:
*Please be advised the Creative City Centre does not have an elevator. The workshop will be up one flight of stairs.
“Stage presence in the present tense”
This is a performance workshop aimed at empowering participants to step into the spotlight with more confidence with their demeanor and performance by examining psychological technical elements involved in performing. This workshop will provide a rundown of the basics -breathing, stance, movement do’s and don’ts- alongside an opportunity to share work and receive personalized feedback.
Andre Prefontaine is a renowned Canadian poet who was born in Calgary, Alberta, and has travelled across canada sharing his passion for poetry. Andre has seen great success in his career as a poet, and has gone on to win the Canadian National slam competition seven times, and has coached championship winning poetry teams at a national level. Andre’s expertise in poetry slam competition and stage presence is unmatched, and his workshop on stage presence and performance is sure to benefit anyone who is interested in poetry slam competitions, or anyone who simply wishes to improve their public speaking skills and learn about how to engage an audience.
Andre Prefontaine: At the age of 33 Andre Prefontaine has never contributed to an RRSP, maintains ten-years of sobriety, has been reading tarot cards and astrology placements for 18 years, and learned to talk to ghosts after realizing the pieces of him that have died needed some company. He’s a seven-time national Slam champion, represented Canada at the World Cup of Poetry Slam in Paris, France, wrote and performed a one-man show called “(m)Edith Piaf”, and currently spends his days collaging smut onto vintage China and calls it “Dirty Dishes”. His humor has remained dark and dry, his wit has stayed sharp, and his heart still tender wherever the callouses have fail to reach.
This workshop is presented by Regina Word Up, a spoken-word program and community based out of the Creative City Centre in Treaty 4. We are grateful to the support of funders who make programs like this one possible: Department of Canadian Heritage, SK Arts, Canada Council for the Arts, and the City of Regina.
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