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Toronto Decompression 2011 “Cold Compress” — Workshop Schedule

13 January 2011 No Comment

Here it is — The Super-Duper Fabuloso & Winning Workshop Schedule for COLD COMPRESS!

(NOTE: For location & other details, see main event page: http://burnon.ca/toronto/toronto-decompression-cold-compress)

2-4pm — WOMEN WHO DARE To Make the Right Choices

Gabrielle runs this interactive workshop generates: self and community awareness, body-mind-spirit alignment, creativity, stabilization and relaxation. Learn how to connect to one’s core, identify one’s true inner voice, create an actionable mantra and put it into practice and create a maintenance system. This is accomplished through visualization/meditation, body awareness, creative collage(s), sharing/ declaring/committing, neuro-linguistic programming, insourcing/outsourcing energy and support/enrollment. This workshop is more geared to adults.PLEASEBRING: Any art supplies you would be willing to share! (pens, pencil crayons, markers, scissors, fabric, magazines (and other things that may be added to collage)

2-3pm — El-Wire Soldering Workshop

Yay!! Soldering is fun! Fixing and creating el wire creations is fun!

3-4pm — Fencing

David will be doing a fencing workshop! Of course, be sober, and there is a limit of 6 people. But hitting people with weapons….how fun is that?!

4-5pm — 4:20 Yoga!

Come and do yoga with Martin and enjoy a mini celebration at 4:20! Class will consist of excellent hatha yoga poses, breathing and relaxation. PLEASE BRING: a yoga mat or towel.

4-5pm — How to be a Digital DJ

Mental Floss returns with this popular workshop! ‘Nuff said!

5-6 pm — Introduction to Balloon Twisting

Sheelagh teaches us how to twist, bend and blow! Participants will explore a few basic balloon twisting techniques to allow a basic understanding of the mechanics of balloon twisting and provide them with an opportunity to develop creative skills with the use of balloons as a medium. By the end of the workshop participants will have learned how to make a balloon skirt/hat, a balloon boa, a dog, and a flower. If time allows put together Balloon Twister.
**This workshop is limited to six people. First six participants to email Sam get a spot! samantha_warford@yahoo.ca Only a few spots left!**

5-6pm — How to make a no-sew tutu!

Woolley adds to our costume repertoire by teaching us how to make beautiful tutus the EASY way! A great addition to your Cold Compress costume! PLEASE BRING: a ribbon that is long enough to fit around your waist (with some extra for tying) tulle (and other fabric if you wish) (about 1-1.5m total and don’t worry tulle is only a couple of bucks per metre!)

6-7pm — Flog You! Aura Fluffing with Fabulous Dr. Slava Slapenshine

This workshop will focus on how to use a whip. What parts of body are “whippable.” How to “fluff an aura.” How to choose your Whip Master and why? PLEASE BRING: your own flogger (if you wish), a willing partner, and clean bums!

6-7:30pm — Kecak!

What? Kecak! Kecak is the Ramayana Monkey Chant where you percussively chanting “cak” and throwing up your arms. It depicts a battle from the Ramayana where the monkey-like Vanara helped Prince Rama fight the evil King Ravana. The Kecak has roots in sanghyang, a trance-inducing exorcism dance. Whatever you call it or take it to mean, what it can be is an extremely fun and liberating way to connect with a group of people, make poly-rhythmic music and act like a monkey. The more people we have the better it is. You don’t need to be able to sing or even speak English to join in with Dave and the group!

JUST ADDED: Two extra workshops running after 9!!

9:00pm-ish — Plasma Cutting

Jason will be outside with the plasma cutter building a burn barrel. Join in and try your hand cutting designs into the barrel and creating something beautiful!


9:00pm-ish — Fire Safety


Please Note: Fire Safety Workshop has been canceled due to insurance reasons! We are very sorry to report that due to insurance company restrictions and after long, complicated negotiations, we have had to cancel all fire and fire art for Cold Compress. This includes our Fire Safety Workshop. We apologize for the cancellation. People wishing to learn more about fire safety, please contact the New Model Circus Army (community fire arts group) for more information and details on future safety workshops: newmodelcircusarmy@gmail.com

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