Example of cut-up poetry incubated at One Yellow Rabbit Summer Lab 2018

The Art of the Cut-Up Workshop

Elise PallagiNews, Poems, Workshops

Thursday, May 9th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
City Studio, Victoria, BC

Elise Pallagi will be presenting an objective workshop on cut-ups devised from Chris Cran of One Yellow Rabbit Theatre Company’s Summer lab. The objective of this workshop is to show participants that they shouldn’t be afraid to take their writing and play with it, mess it up, destroy it if necessary. Great works of art are never finished, nothing should be considered sacred and sometimes intervention is necessary to stimulate your creative process.

Workshop participants will be given a brief history of the origins of the practice of cut-ups in the Dadaist movement in the 1920s and later on in the Surrealist movement in the mid 20th century. This workshop will include a brief performance and will challenge participants to hone their observational, creative writing, as well as their performance skills. This is your space to play with your new creations and surroundings. The workshop will conclude with a short debrief session. Embrace your inner dada and find new ways to recharge your creative juices.

Participants should come prepared with a notebook, pens, a pair of scissors and a glue stick. Be ready to get messy and have some fun with your writing!

15 seats are available for purchase ahead of time and we will be offering limited tickets at the door – guarantee your seat and get your ticket now! Seats purchased at the door will be cash only.
12 of the online tickets are being offered at the regular rate of $10 and the remaining 3 are being offered at the benefactor rate of $20 to subsidize folks who want to attend but can’t afford it.
If you would like a subsidized ticket or have any questions, please contact VPP’s executive director, Shayli Robinson, at [email protected].

Elise Pallagi is a slam poet, multi-disciplinary performance artist, and a member of both the Saskatoon Indigenous Poets Society and the Saskatoon Poetry Slam Team. Her writing and performance work focuses on her personal experiences and struggles as a transgender woman growing up and living in Treaty 6 territory in the Canadian prairies.

As of August 2nd 2018, CityStudio has moved to a new location at 709/711 Douglas St, located just below the Crystal Gardens. The space is on the ground level, accessed through the street, with one single-stall accessible washroom, and is food-friendly.