Workshop: “Creating Transformative Encounters” with Nullo Facchini

Creating transformative encounters

WHEN: November 25 to 29, 2019 – 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.), break from 12:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Studio 303 (372 Ste-Catherine W., Montreal, Quebec H3B 1A2)

FEE: $125 with the support of *Emploi-Québec (or 205$, non-eligible rate).

REGISTRATION: Open to artists of all disciplines. No drop-ins. Please contact (514) 393-3771 or at To reserve your spot, payment is required 2 weeks before the start of the workshop. Capacity: 10 people.

Cantabile 2’s work is centred around a form of Participatory Theatre, which we call Human Specific Performance. Human Specific Performance is work that:

  • offers personalized experiences to audience members
  • is designed to receive small audience groups in order for the performance to relate in different ways with each individual visitor
  • is dependent on audience participation
  • facilitates genuine encounters in immersive environments
  • explores and employs different forms of sensuous, verbal or physical communication

The workshop will be focused on exploring interactivity, participation and intimacy in preformative spaces. Working individually, in pairs or in small groups, the participants will research an artistic language based on the creation of intense, sincere, non-fictional encounters with visiting audiences.

Nullo Facchini started working professionally as a theatre director at the early age of 21, in Italy. At 23 he founded his own company, which he called Cantabile 2 and which he still directs today.

Cantabile 2 has now, since 1990, status as Regional Theatre in Denmark, creating and producing performances for both national and international audiences. After more than two decades of creating large-scale dance-theatre and site-specific work, he turned in 2006 to what he calls Human Specific Performance, thereby switching focus to the creation of highly interactive and immersive performance universes.

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* Who can benefit from the subsidized rate by Emploi-Québec?
– Artists or cultural professionals, Canadian citizens (or permanent residents) living in Montreal
– Employment Insurance or social assistance recipients are welcome (please notify your agent at Service Canada or MTESS)
– Part-time students

Who has to pay the full rate?
– Foreigners or people residing outside Montreal
– Full-time students

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