A registration fee is included to reserve your place at the workshop. Upon completion of the workshop your fee will be refunded.
The workshop will be delivered in English online via Zoom. Closed captions via Otter.ai will be provided.
Other access requirements can be arranged upon request when booking.
Performance powerhouse and micro theatre innovator, Rubyyy Jones, returns to Warehouse9 online, with a digital deep dive into lipsync and giving lip service! This will be a fun and fresh experience which requires no previous performance experience, but does require the willingness to learn, try and push! Assisted by queer artist and theatre maker, Prinx Lydia, Rubyyy will be leading this small group through various exercises and exertions in the art of lipsync and digital performance creativity. Through skill building workshops, research activities, 1:1 sessions and group exercises, we will developing mini solo lipsync acts on the theme “YOU VS YOUR CITYYY”, culminating in a bold and brilliant sharing showcase. As well as exploring the art of lipsync and creating acts, we will engage with textiles and mixed media to create sets for our showcase, and also to play with costume, styling and makeup. Participants in the course can expect a playful, challenging and intense experience, and to have the opportunity to explore deeper the possibilities of lipsync as a medium but also as a tool for political and personal expression.
Rubyyy Jones is a glittering powerhouse! An international, award winning performance artist! And a ‘Big, Fat, Fabulous, Queer Canadian’! Trained in theatre, voice and dance, Rubyyy has been moonlighting in cabaret and working in theatre in the UK for the last decade. A provocative femmecee, a pioneer of the Queerlesque genre and a marvellous mentor to many, Rubyyy is creator, curator and creature of the night! Prinx Lydia is a queer artist, educator in theatre innovation, and visual magician. Together, Rubyyy Jones and Prinx Lydia have created dozens of solo and group performances, visual spectacles and installations exploring queerness, the body, the bawdy, playyy and activism through art.
DATE & TIME
16 – 19 June 2021 (evenings on weekdays, whole day Saturday)
Email correspondence and prep work the week prior to workshop start.
A detailed time schedule is listed on the event sign-up page.
This is an all levels, all bodies, all ages, all abilities workshop! The pieces presented in the sharing will be seated, focused on the face and lipsyncing, and you will be provided with materials to help dress your set up. You must be familiar with Zoom on a basic level and have microphone and video capabilities for whichever device you will join us on. All ages are welcome but parents, please note, that we will not be restricting any participant’s content so you may want to sit in on session to allow for any content supervision or support your child may need.
The workshop could, and often does, explore sensitive subjects like identity, sexuality, the body and more, all in relation to your physical location/city. You will need to prepare two songs for the workshops: one will be assigned to you and one will be chosen by you! You will also receive an information email a week or so before the event start which will give you the assignment of going for a short walk around the city you live in, as well as some lipsync performance inspiration to watch and enjoy.