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COMPANY LINK Class 2: Imaged Based Improvisation

  • U of W's Asper Centre for Theatre & Film 400 Colony St Winnipeg, MB, R3B 2P3 Canada (map)

COMPANY LINK: Alternative Classes


COMPANY LINK is an organization dedicated to the Experimental Theatre and Dance artist living and working in Winnipeg. Through training, presentation, and forums we support the development of work that is driven by artistic vision and resists definition within traditional categories.


COMPANY LINK will be offering two Alternative Classes every Sunday from March 1st – April 26th, 2015.


CLASS #2 - Crossing the Boundaries: Image Based Improvisation with Tom Stroud

2:00pm-4:00pm ($90 for 9 Weeks)

Today performers are expected to participate in the creation of work that crosses the boundaries of theatre and dance. Yet the performers may not have the necessary training to contribute to their full potential. Through understanding the principles of performance, the development of shared language, vocal and physical exercise and improvised scores participants in this class will explore the potential of the intuitive impulse within spontaneous collective creation. 

A special discount is available for those  who have experience working with Tom in the past. 

Please contact Brittany for details.

 Who Should Take This Class? Actors and dancers, performers who have completed their basic training and are interested in interdisciplinary creation, devised theatre, and/or expanding their expressive range.

PACKAGE DEAL (Contact Improv & Improvisation): $150

Classes will be held at The University of Winnipeg’s Asper Centre for Theatre & Film, studio 2T15.



Please contact Brittany

by no later than FEBURARY 8th, 2015.




Known for his emotionally charged choreography, Tom has been making work that combines elements of Theatre and Dance for over 30 years.  His background includes intensive studies in Acting, Dance, Voice, and Music Composition.  He has  performed and choreographed for major companies and festivals across Canada. In 1991 he was appointed as the Artistic Director of Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers, a position he held for fourteen years.   Tom is currently the Artistic Director of Company Link Inc., and an Associate Professor at the Department of Theatre and Film at the University of Winnipeg where he teaches  movement and performance.   This past September Tom presented the first draft of an interdisciplinary adaptation of Jean-Paul Satre's  No Exit  at the Asper Centre for Theatre and Film . He  is planning on presenting the final version in the spring of 2016.