Teaching

"I believe you are both teacher and student every time you dance. Learning to experience the nuances of your body in motion can open up worlds of imagination, empathy and memory. Everything moves.

 

I believe we survive by learning when to hold on and when to let go. And the beauty comes from enjoying the ride..." Sara Porter

 

“Everything starts as a story we tell ourselves about ourselves.” 

Jeanette Winterson

Memoir & Movement

MOVE

TALK

WRITE 

Photography by Marie Caloz

6 weeks – November 3rd to December 10th

TWO Options

Tuesdays 1-3pm / Nov 3rd - Dec 8th (max 10 participants)

Thursday 7-9pm / Nov 5th - Dec 10th (max 10 participants)

Explore your body of stories. In this memoir-focused workshop, Sara Porter leads participants through a lively series of movement improvisations, writing prompts and vocal explorations to generate different kinds of memoir material geared toward performance. Questions surrounding memory, identity, storytelling, performance and craft are explored through creative work and conversation. A thoughtful and fun approach to memoir. Artistic experience - in any discipline - is recommended.



$400 for the six-week session.
E-transfer to saraporterproductions@gmail.com

(If payment is a barrier to attending, please email me directly. No-one will be turned away.)

Reserve your spot at saraporterproductions@gmail.com

IN STUDIO classes Currently suspended due to CoVid-19

creative

process

consultation 

with Sara Porter

For all creative and performing artists; individual, one on one memoir based creative process development and workshops.  

Also open to the general public. Please email Sara at saraporterproductions@gmail.com  for more information. 

One very special project - of the past two years - has been my ongoing work with the remarkable octogenarian Stephen Levine. I met Stephen in a voice & butoh workshop - led by by Denise Fujiwara and Gerry Trentham several years ago - in which Stephen played “George" to my “Martha" in an unusual rendition of a famous scene from "Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf”. 

 

He enrolled in my developing course in Memoir & Movement training and has been an excellent conversationalist as I’ve developed the work. 

 

We worked together over several months at IGAC studio and at his home to develop his solo show "It Could Have Been Me!" - an exploration of his identity as an - in his words - an Old Jewish Man. He presented the work at Artscape Youngplace - in May 2019 -  to a full house and then, again, at a conference in Peru. 

Stephen K. Le​​vine, Ph.D., D.S.Sc., is Professor Emeritus of Social Science and Social and Political Thought at York University and Founding Dean of Doctoral Studies in Expressive Arts Therapy at the European Graduate School. Steve is a psychotherapy graduate of the Toronto Institute of Human Relations, and was a post-doctoral Fellow in Expressive Therapy at Lesley University Graduate School. He is a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT).

 

Working

with Seniors 

Getting to Know your Fruit.

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