Workshops: Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - Saturday, October 4, 2008
Performances: Thursday, October 9, 2008 — 9:00pm - 11:00pm
This workshop will provide students from the Alberta University of the Arts the opportunity to work with renowned multidisciplinary artist Cheryl L’Hirondelle. Participants will come to the workshop with an idea or project and will work with L’Hirondelle over the course of five days to develop and prepare a performance for presentation. The workshop will culminate in an evening showcase that will present the next generation of Calgary performance artists. Registration is prioritized for ACAD students and is limited to 10 participants.
Cheryl L’ Hirondelle (aka Waynohtêw, Cheryl Koprek) is an Alberta born half-breed (Metis/Cree-non status/treaty, French, German, Polish) artist and musician. Her creative practice is an investigation of the junction of a Cree worldview (nêhiyawin) in contemporary time and space. Since the 80’s, L’Hirondelle has created, performed and presented work in a variety of artistic disciplines, including: music, performance art, theatre, performance poetry, storytelling, installation and new media.