Master Classes in Media and Performing Arts

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Presented by Festival Accès Asie & OBORO

Master Classes in Media and Performing Arts
October 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2016
 
Artists / Instructors :
 
Mylène Dinh-Robic
(actress)
Acting, In and Out of Depth
Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 10 am to 5 pm

 
Yung Chang
(fiction and non-fiction feature filmmaker)
International Documentary Filmmaking
Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 10 am to 5 pm

 
Kid Koala
(scratch DJ, musician and graphic novelist)
Learning to Roll with Inspiration
Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 10 am to 5 pm

 
Annie Rollins
(puppetry artist and leading researcher on Chinese shadow puppetry)
Chinese Shadow Puppetry
Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10 am to 5 pm

 
Curator: Kakim Goh
 
A series of 4 intensive full-day master classes for professional artists and students in the arts specializing in cinema, television, theatre, puppetry, performing arts, visual arts, music and new media
 
 
OBORO New Media Lab
4001, rue Berri, local 200, Montréal (Québec), H2L 4H2

For more information
www.accesasie.com / www.oboro.net

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Kid Koala’s live show “Nufonia Must Fall” at the 2014 Noorderson Festival © Jørn Mulder, 2014

Festival Accès Asie, in collaboration with OBORO, is proud to present Master Classes in Media and Performing Arts, a series of 4 master classes instructed by world-renowned Montreal-based artists of Asian heritage who are recognized as key leaders in the arts on the national and international level: actress Mylène Dinh-Robic, filmmaker Yung Chang, musician Kid Koala and puppetry artist Annie Rollins. The full-day intensive Master Classes will held at the OBORO New Media Lab on October 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2016.

Curated by Kakim Goh, the purpose of the Master Classes is to provide professional artists and students in the arts with a forum to gain invaluable industry knowledge, develop specialized skills and network through classes given by experts in their respective artistic fields.

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Cost for professional artists
$30 for 1 individual master class (lunch included)
$100 for a value package of 4 master classes (lunch included)

Registration
September 6 – October 20, 2016

To register / for more info, contact
OBORO’s New Media Lab: 514-844-3250, ext. 230 or [email protected]


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© Alain Dahan, 2014                       © CTV, 2009
© Bertrand Calmeau, 2014         © Ubisoft, 2013

MASTER CLASS 1

Mylène Dinh-Robic (actress)

Acting, In and Out of Depth

Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 10 am to 5 pm

This Master Class will delve into what an actor can experience when building, creating and delivering a given performance as well as the many differences that exist between acting for the stage, acting for the camera and finally acting for motion capture and voice work in the video game industry.

My own training and professional acting journey will serve as an example for participants to better understand the actor’s place in storytelling and show business in general. Geographic film and television production cultures in Canada, namely, in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal, will be highlighted and examined. My experiences acting in English and French will also be shared. Photos, videos and sound clips of various stage, screen and video game performances will be shown and discussed throughout the class and specific times are scheduled to answer any questions you may have. Discussion and debate during class time are very welcome and highly encouraged.

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© Alain Dahan, 2013

A francophone of Vietnamese and Quebecois heritage, Mylène Dinh-Robic (www.mylenerobic.com) was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. An actress now for over fifteen years, she has worked on stage, on camera and in video games. She first played opposite actor Nicholas Campbell as Rita Mah, one of the main characters in the Vancouver produced television series Da Vinci’s City Hall (CBC). Later, she worked in Toronto on 3 seasons of The listener (CTV) in the role of Dr. Olivia Fawcett. Mylène more recently performed in French in Radio-Canada’s Montreal shot Nouvelle Adresse and Série Noire. She now portrays Beatrice ‘Bear’ Hamelin, one of the main characters in Bravo Canada’s critically acclaimed English adaptation television show 19-2. Mylène resides in Montreal and holds a BA in Communications from Concordia University.

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MASTER CLASS 2

Yung Chang (fiction and non-fiction feature filmmaker)

International Documentary Filmmaking:
China Heavyweight – A Case Study on Creating Cinematic Documentary

Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 10 am to 5 pm
 
This Master Class is intended to inform participants about the many stages, from conception to completion, involved in making a documentary film.

Presented as a case study on creating cinematic documentary, the class consists of a screening of the documentary film “China Heavyweight” followed by a break-down of the stages of filmmaking including a detailed discussion about the processes of making a documentary from development to production to post and marketing / festival release.

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Yung Chang (www.yungfilms.com) is the award-winning director of Up the Yangtze《沿江而上》(2007), China Heavyweight《千錘百鍊》(2012), and The Fruit Hunters (2012). Chang’s films have screened in cinemas world-wide and at international film festivals including Sundance, Berlin, Toronto, and IDFA. His critically acclaimed films have won awards in Paris, Milan, Vancouver, San Francisco, the Canadian Genie, Taiwan Golden Horse, Cinema Eye Honors and have been nominated at Sundance, the Independent Spirit Awards and the Emmys. He is currently completing a screenplay for his first dramatic feature, Eggplant, 《茄子》 and developing a feature documentary about Robert Fisk, the controversial Middle East correspondent.  His latest, Gatekeeper, is on the festival circuit and will be broadcast on Field of Vision, Laura Poitras’ curated online film unit. Chang is a member of the Directors Guild of Canada and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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MASTER CLASS 3

Kid Koala (scratch DJ, musician and graphic novelist)

Learning to Roll with Inspiration

Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 10 am to 5 pm

In this Master Class, Kid Koala shares his take on life and experiences as an artist through anecdotes, photos, videos and musical demonstrations. Subjects explored include how inspiration can take many forms, the significance of multidisciplinary arts in today’s world and how making mistakes in art can often lead to the opening of many new doors.

Kid Koala will discuss how storytelling has remained at the core of his work from his early DIY recordings in music to larger productions, ranging from film scores, animation, theatre and video games to special touring events.  The class will include live demonstrations of his turntable skills as well as selections of photos and video clips from numerous live events and film projects.  Other topics include escaping writers’ block, the benefits of making mistakes, how to build a team of artists and the beauty of collaboration.  Discussion and debate are highly recommended.

© AJ Korkidakis, 2014

Kid Koala (www.kidkoala.com) is a world-renowned scratch DJ who has published two graphic novels: Nufonia Must Fall (ECW Press, 2003) and Space Cadet (Uni Books, 2011) and released four solo albums on Ninja Tune: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (2001), Some of My Best Friends Are DJs (2003), Your Mom’s Favorite DJ (2006) and 12 bit Blues (2012).

Kid Koala has toured with the likes of Radiohead, the Beastie Boys, Money Mark, John Medeski, A Tribe Called Quest, Mike Patton, Jack Johnson, DJ Shadow, and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band. He has contributed to scores for Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Looper, The Great Gatsby, and has composed music for The NFB, the Cartoon Network, and Adult Swim. His unforgettable live shows range from silly touring turntable carnivals like Vinyl Vaudeville to quiet-time events like Music To Draw To. He lives in Montreal with his wife and two daughters.
 
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© Annie Rollins, 2011-2013
© Annie Rollins, 2011-2013

MASTER CLASS 4

Annie Rollins (puppetry artist and leading researcher on Chinese shadow puppetry)

Chinese Shadow Puppetry

Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10 am to 5 pm

This Master Class will acquaint participants with traditional Chinese shadow puppet history and an array of DIY Chinese shadow puppet-making techniques.

With a complex and rich past of more than 1500 years, the brilliantly coloured leather Chinese shadow puppets carry their history with them. This intensive master class aims to acquaint participants with traditional Chinese shadow puppet history and practices as well and equipping them with an array of adapted do-it-yourself Chinese shadow puppet-making techniques. Part lecture, part living museum, and part hands-on workshop; this session is all you need to contextualize and utilize this incredible puppet form.

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Annie Rollins (www.anniekatsurarollins.com & www.annierollins.wordpress.com) is multi-racial artist from the United States who works primarily as researcher and practitioner of traditional Chinese Shadow Puppetry. She has been a shadow puppet apprentice in Mainland China since 2008 and was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in 2011 to continue the work. She is currently pursuing a PhD at Concordia University in Montreal on the transmission of traditional Chinese shadow puppet making methods. Recent venues for workshops, lectures and performances include the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, the Virginia Fine Arts Museum, the Linden Center in Yunnan China, Droom Theatre and the RietveldAcademie in the Netherlands. Annie frequently publishes in Puppetry International and has a forthcoming article in Asian Theatre Journal. Rollins recently launched the first English language comprehensive Chinese shadow puppetry site at www.chineseshadowpuppetry.com.

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ORGANIZERS & FUNDERS

Kakim Goh
Curator, Festival Accès Asie

Kakim Goh (www.kakimgoh.com & www.linkedin.com/in/gohsolutions) was born in Singapore and lives in Montreal. He serves as Curator of the Visual Arts Program and Vice-President of the Board of Directors at Festival AccèsAsie, where he is responsible for organizing visual arts exhibitions, professional development programs and cultural mediation activities. He is also in charge of developing special project collaborations with business, cultural and government institutions such as the Embassy of Mongolia to Canada.He holds a BFA in Painting and Drawing from Concordia University. As a visual artist who creates interdisciplinary painting, performance and video installations, Kakim has been exhibiting in Mexico and Quebec since 1993, most notably at MAI, OBORO and Maison de la Culture du Plateau-Mont-Royal.

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Event Coordinator, Festival Accès Asie

Elodie Lavergne (www.linkedin.com/in/elodielavergne1) was born in France and lives in Montreal where she specializes in the fields of arts and culture. She holds a Certificate in Animation and Cultural Research from UQAM as well as a Bachelor’s degree in International Business and Corporate Development from CNAM Haute-Normandie. In France, she gained marketing and event management experience working for L’Oréal Paris and volunteering at the Fontenay-Sous-Bois City Hall where she organized events, concerts and exhibitions. She is a member of the organizing team at artScène Montréal’s Projet A144. Elodie has served as an Event Coordinator at Festival AccèsAsie since Fall 2015.

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About Festival Accès Asie

Festival AccèsAsie (www.accesasie.com) is a Montreal-based arts festival that promotes Asian arts, histories and cultures in Quebec and Canada through various artistic disciplines including film, visual arts, dance, theatre, video, music, comedy, poetry, literature, culinary arts, performance and new media. Established in 1995, Festival AccèsAsie is Canada’s longest continuously running Asian heritage arts festival. To date, it has presented works of over 600 artists of Asian origin from more than 20 different countries including East Asia (Japan, China, Korea); Southeast Asia (Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore); South Asia (Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka); Central & Middle Eastern Asia (Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan and Armenia).

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About OBORO

Since 1982, OBORO (www.oboro.net) cross-pollinates visual and media-based artistic practices and defines itself as a creative platform for the development, production and exhibition of original artworks, as well as education for artists, research and cultural mediation.

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Canada Council for the Arts

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

REGISTRATION

The Master Classes are offered in English with occasional French oral translation, as needed. Early reservation is strongly recommended, as each master class is limited to 20 participants.
 
Prerequisites

Participants must be professional artists or students pursuing a specialization in an artistic discipline;

- Participants are expected to have experience and knowledge in their artistic domain;

- Participants will be asked to provide information (website, LinkedIn) on their artistic profession or specialization which will be made available (with consent) to master class instructors.

Registration period

From September 6 to October 20, 2016

Number of participants (limited places available)

Maximum 20 for each master class

Cost for professional artists

$30 for 1 individual master class (lunch included)

$100 for a value package of 4 master classes (lunch included)

Policy

Reservation / Payment

Reservations can be made by phone or e-mail. Full payment must be made for reservations to be valid. Payments can be made by credit card (Visa or MasterCard), cheque or in cash. Registration to a master class is not transferable.

Cancellation / Refund

OBORO does not refund registration fees except in case of illness (with a medical note) or of absolute necessity. In such cases, registration fees are transferable to another master class or service offered by the New Media Lab.

Master Class Cancellation

OBORO reserves the right to cancel master classes at any time and without advance notice. In this case, registration fees are completely refunded.

To register / for more info, contact

OBORO’s New Media Lab: 514-844-3250, ext. 230 or [email protected]

The Master Classes are held at the OBORO New Media Lab
4001, rue Berri, local 200, Montréal (Québec), H2L 4H2

Du 1er au 27 mai 2018