Artist in residence to host workshop

Acclaimed Canadian performer Ker Wells will be at UBC’s Okanagan campus for a two-week residency from Feb. 23 to March 8.

  • Tue Feb 8th, 2011 7:00pm
  • Life

Acclaimed Canadian performer Ker Wells will be at UBC’s Okanagan campus for a two-week residency from Feb. 23 to March 8.

As the Devised Theatre Artist in Residence, Wells will work intensively with students in the Interdisciplinary Performance program and teach a performance workshop.

Wells will also give a public talk, hosted by the Kelowna Art Gallery, on Saturday, Feb. 26, at 7:30 p.m. During his talk, Wells will screen audiovisual material documenting his artistic process and providing a context for his work by addressing the history of Canadian experimental theatre.

Wells is a founding member of Primus Theatre, a highly influential theatre company credited for having pioneered what is now known as devised theatre in Canada.

While on campus, Wells will introduce members of the UBC community to an artistic approach rooted in the cross-cultural research conducted by experimental director Eugenio Barba, founder of the International School of Theatre Anthropology..