Workshop: “Deep Play: Awakening Space” with Gabriela Petrov

Intensive weekend workshop for artists to deepen their capacity for Spatial Awareness to be held at the MAI

Deep Play: Awakening Space is an intensive weekend workshop for artists interested in awakening their capacity for Spatial Awareness. Using a somatic and contemplative approach, we will engage our bodies and minds by listening to and awakening our relationship with the Spaces we inhabit. We will use movement improvisation, meditation and silence as some of the ways into unfolding, observing and deepening our experience of Space.

Space is an essential material to all forms of art-making so artists of any discipline can engage with this work and take away a useful expansion of their own Spatial Awareness.

Where: Studio 223, MAI (Montreal Arts Interculturel) 3680 Rue Jeanne-Mance

1-6pm Saturday, November 23
12-3pm Sunday, November 24


Two spots will be reserved for those who have a desire to engage in this work but may be in need of financial support to do so. People who identify as belonging to BIPOC, queer + trans, disabled and/or other marginalized communities are particularly encouraged to apply. Please get in touch at

Wear comfortable clothes (i.e. yoga/dance wear), bring a water bottle and journal if you like.

No performance experience necessary, though this workshop is tailored towards those who identify as artists of some form.

About Gabriela Petrov:
Gabriela Petrov is a theatre artist, educator and MFA graduate based in Montreal. This is her second in a series of devised Deep Play workshops which focus on using performance training to help artists deepen and expand their artistic expression. Gabi’s work takes multiple forms including solo performance, puppetry, and movement improvisation. She has devised and performed original works in Canada and the US for over six years and has taught various performance practices at Concordia University, Naropa University and independently. Practices that Gabi draws from are the Six Viewpoints, somatic practices including Body-Mind Centering, and Contemplative Dance Practice. She has studied with Barbara Dilley, Wendell Beavers and Erika Berland. Her artistic practice explores intentionally working from the unknown, blurring the boundaries between process and product.

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