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July 6, 2020 - July 27, 2020

Body, Breath and Vibration with Derek Kwan

Hosted by Theatre Passe Muraille

July 6
July 13
July 20
July 27

A live Zoom warm-up for IBPOC theatre artists.

If you’re like me, the last number weeks have been difficult. Old and new wounds lie raw. My heart is bruised. And my normal ways of coping are not working or may not be available.

Also, if you’re like me, you feel cut off from your body. I feel out of sorts, confused. My body doesn’t know how to process what’s been happening. I’m very emotional. I’m depressed. I’m out of shape. I’m out of touch.

So I propose a class. A weekly warm-up that will allow us to re-connect with our bodies, our breath, and our voices. A periodic self-check-in to diagnose where we are and to explore where our bodies want to go. A gentle reminder for ourselves of our interdependent parts. Part meditation. Part experiment. Part tune-up. Part healing.

I am an actor, theatre-maker, opera singer and I have long been obsessed with our bodies, our breath and our voices. Drawing on diverse influences from yoga to Rolfing, mindfulness meditation to mind-body integration, my goal is to increase freedom and access to control and expression.

Over an initial period of 4 weeks in July, I’ll lead the group in live individual exercises that incorporate breath, gentle movement and some voice. The objective is to connect with ourselves and create a dialogue within to process and integrate our physical bodies, our internal minds, and the external experiences we’ve been having.

ASL Interpretation available upon request.


  • Theatre Passe Muraille

    16 Ryerson Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2P3, Canada

    info@passemuraille.on.ca (416) 504-7529

    Founded in 1968, TPM is Canada’s original alternative theatre company, currently developing and producing new Canadian plays. TPM is striving to articulate a distinct Canadian voice that reflects the complexity of our intercultural society.

    Theatre Passe Muraille (TPM) believes there should be a more diverse representation of artists, audience members, and stories in our theatre. TPM aspires to be a leader locally, nationally and internationally in establishing, promoting, and embracing collaborative and inclusive theatre practices. We do this so that we can support and ignite the voices of unique artists, communities and audiences.