Workshop: The Making of You
How can you create in a way that’s true to your self, your life, and your identity, without compromising yourself? How do you bring autobiographical elements into a work without being overwhelmed by it? Guided by the power of fiction and imagination, artists Rosana Cade and Ivor MacAskill share their personal strategies in an unabashedly queer workshop open to all professional artists working in the performing arts. Get an inside perspective on how allegory, imagery, and iconography can enrich autobiography with new possibilities.
In association with Union des artistes + École nationale de théâtre du Canada
About the artists
Rosana Cade + Ivor MacAskill (Glasgow)
Rosana Cade and Ivor MacAskill are both a couple and an artistic duo. Together, they invent offbeat worlds by combining various forms of expression, including video, cabaret, performing arts, children’s performance, and site-specific and socially engaged practices.
Residents of Glasgow, Scotland, Rosana Cade and Ivor MacAskill are both a couple and an artistic duo. Together, they invent offbeat worlds by combining various forms of expression, including video, cabaret, performing arts, children’s performance, and site-specific and socially engaged practices. Their work is characterized by its keen sense of exploration, subversive humour, and boundless creativity. Their long-lasting collaborations with designer Tim Spooner and sound artist Yas Clarke adds unique visual and sonic elements to their work.
Since 2014, they have created two art films, Taps Aff and Presenting Our Selves, and two shows, MOOT MOOT and The Making of Pinocchio, while developing a facilitation practice focusing on LGBTQIA+ culture and rights. Cade & MacAskill also lead the experimental music group Double Pussy Clit Fuck.
As a solo artist, Cade is known for their performances for one-person audiences, such as Walking:Holding, which has been presented in over 40 locations during the past ten years, including Montreal’s Théâtre Prospero last fall. MacAskill, meanwhile, has distinguished himself with his innovative works for children and youth revolving around questions of gender and sexuality.