Other Faculty Offerings

Our faculty are often engaged in teaching and research opportunities throughout North America and beyond. These programs are offered by academic institutions, independent professional arts organizations and collectives and may be open to application for those who wish to further their training.


Embodiment: Butoh-Based Training and Improvisation with Denise Fujiwara
September 11 – 15, 2017
12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location:  509 Parliament Street, Studio C

A dance-theatre workshop to train the body and the imagination by working from vivid internal conditions expressed through intense physicality.  Using the postmodern Japanese dance form, Butoh, as a foundation we work to reveal the dance’s inner life of authenticity, depth and paradox, and to express one’s humanity in all of its irrationality, ugliness, beauty and mirth.

Cost: $250 ($225 for CADA) or $55/day

MOVING VOICE TO SPEAK: Voice for Movers with Gerry Trentham
Tuesday & Thursday Mornings in October
October 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: 918 Bathurst 

These eight sessions guide participants though physical/vocal practices that create range and precision in spoken text. This physical approach to voice creates a playful and engaging atmosphere for learning. Whether you are a beginner being introduced to your voice and its potential or an experienced speaker or performer, this series of sessions can inspire and challenge you to uncover a distinctive and articulate presence in text.

Cost: $100 or $20/class


VOCAL BUTOH: Morning Practice with Gerry Trentham and Denise Fujiwara
November 27 – December 1 & December 4 – 8, 2017
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location:  509 Parliament Street, Studio C

Participants of this intensive two-week program will explore a new frontier of performance training.  The program integrates the embodiment practices of the dance-theatre form of Butoh with the embodiment practices of Linklater based voice and speech work as a means to increase creative potential, range and precision as performers and performance creators to bring life to text. Open to all levels of experience.

Full workshop:  $400 ($375 for CADA)
First week only: $225 ($200 for CADA)
Single Class: $50

This will be the Death of Me: Butoh, Voice, Text and Performance Workshop with Denise Fujiwara and Gerry Trentham
December 11 – 15, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location:  509 Parliament Street, Studio C

“This thought is as a death” - from sonnet 64, William Shakespeare

In a quest to reveal authentic living thought aligned with compelling physical action and presence, Fujiwara and Trentham have been investigating the power, humour and imagination involved in dying metaphorically. 

Practicing staged death creates urgency and essential presence in the performer and challenges notions of “self” and inner obstacles.  For all who are dying to perform with vitality, we will work to embody vocal and physical performance with presence and imagination through the dance-theatre form of Butoh and voice-freeing Linklater based practice to bring text to life.

Advanced workshop
Pre-requisite training:  Butoh practice and/or speech and voice training

Cost: $400 ($375 for CADA)

Take 2 or more WORKSHOPS and save!
Embodiment & Vocal Butoh Morning Practice: $600 ($550 for CADA)
Vocal Butoh Morning Practice & This Will Be The Death of Me: $700 ($675 for CADA)
Embodiment, Vocal Butoh Morning Practice & This Will Be The Death of Me : $850 ($800 for CADA)

To register and for more information email info@fujiwaradance.com
Space is limited.  Priority goes to those attending the full workshop.



This interdisciplinary workshop is open to artists of all forms and those interested in artistic practice.

Gerry Trentham guides participants through a series of creative and imaginative physical/vocal/writing practices that elicit performance material and/or performance scores that reveal the individual’s distinctive artistic voice.

Through dialogue and practical assignments the program is designed around individual participant needs and will be explored through two sets of sessions, an individual coaching and one final group meeting. The first set of sessions is dedicated to responding – building awareness of personal blocks that set free writing and performance with a distinctive point of view. The second set of sessions (revealing) teaches a process that develops and refines this perspective, illuminating and resonating meaning toward an audience in the artist’s preferred form.

Each set of sessions consists of two 1.5 hour webinars where Gerry shares practices, offers perspectives, and assigns practical tasks.   The 45 minute private coaching allows each participant to ask questions and be provided guidance with their assigned tasks. A final group session shares the work with others in the group and provides guidance for next steps.

Extended Early Bird Discount: Apply by June 23, 2017: $325 Canadian
Apply after June 23: $375 Canadian

Space is limited. Please apply by completing the online form here.