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Due to uncertainties of Artscape's future, we are offering shorter courses until further notice. 


October 11 - October 25
three weeks _ in studio
Wednesdays, 7:30-9pm

$75 for the session

Each session incorporates a guided physical improvisations, vocal work, writing, and discussion to expand artistic range and capacity and identify and articulate stories within our bodies and voices. We will generate new material and share each class. 

LOCATION - 180 Shaw Street, Artscape Youngplace, Studio #103

Monday Morning Creative Practice 

* Mondays, 10am-11am * (online)

A gentle, creative wake-up for your week. Sara Porter leads an hour of Memoir & Movement-inspired creative practice:  Each hour-long session includes: dance improvisation, creative writing, conversation about creative process, voice work and poetry.   All ages, all genders, all abilities, all welcome.

COST : $200 / $300 (sliding scale)

Please contact us if payment is a barrier

I truly appreciated how much research, generosity, consistency, and care went into your class prep.

A heart-lifting experience

You are a great teacher and facilitator. You led us through this rich, subtle process of listening & noticing with such humour, light, and instinct

Wonderful, generous and so beautifully creative

I did not feel the least bit hesitant to dance, be silly, make funny faces - how liberating to show our vulnerable side to all these lovely people

This class, at this time, was a gift


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"Working with Sara Porter in her ‘Memoir & Movement’ course has inspired me to rework my solo contemporary circus show; Twist of Fate from 2008. Sara has a fantastic way of pulling out dialogue from people that is poetic and meaningful. Through her own created exercises, she asks you to dig deep into your past and express memory through writing, sound and movement."

- Angola Murdoch, Lookup Theatre

MemVt Workshop Info

"As actor-performers, we are either creating when working for/ or collaborating in projects; participating in time framed, structured workshops, or practicing alone in our own private spaces. Sara’s weekly sessions provide us with a rare, and unique opportunity of creating individually, privately yet in the company of others regularly spread over a couple of months. They are precious time windows where we explore our own individual body-mind-movement with Sara’s guidance, sharing it simultaneously. It’s an hour of joyful movement-dance improvisation, creative writing, and inspiring conversations about performance creation. I’m grateful! “


- Itir Arditi _ actor, June 2023



Sara Porter has 30 years experience as a dance educator, teaching both creative and theoretical approaches to contemporary dance in colleges and university in Canada and Scotland. An innovative and popular teacher, she has advised on curriculum - and developed new program content - for professional professional training programs and university departments in Canada and Scotland.

Sara is in demand across the country by artists in an array of disciplines - including opera, theatre, circus, dance - as a guide to extend and enrich creative and personal practices. 

Workshops 2023

Intergalactic Arts Collective Studio, #103

Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St, Toronto


Artists exploring personal terrain geared toward professional output


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