ViSTA for ages 7 to 11 will place July 9-13, 2018

ViSTA for ages 11 + will take place July 16-20, 2018

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Program Information

ViSTA, the Valhalla School of Theatre Arts, is a dynamic theatre arts program set in a simply idyllic location. ViSTA’s drama school for children and youth boasts top notch theatre faculty from across Western Canada – top notch both in their professional credentials, and in their outstanding skills and experience in working with children and youth in the theatre!

ViSTA for ages 11+

This one-week drama camp will combine improvisation and dramatic play with the opportunity to fully realize a pre-planned scripted play chosen to suit the group. Students should be willing to put in some preparatory work to learn lines in advance. This format will allow students to create a polished production which can focus more on the development of the verbal and non-verbal skills that go into an actor’s toolbox. Cost: $170 plus $30 registration fee

ViSTA for ages 6-11

This one-week drama camp will take blend fun drama games with professional acting exercises. Students participate in developing their own characters and developing the plot and script with their coaches. The camp is perfect for kids aged 5 – 12 who love performing, trying new things or just want to mix up their summer vacation. Sign up today and find out why this popular camp has been running in the Slocan Valley for more than 10 years! Cost: $170 plus $30 registration fee

Programs each end with a final showcase of student work, performed to a supportive and enthusiastic crowd of friends, parents, grandparents, summer visitors and community members. Based on the rave reviews from previous years, you definitely want to be here in 2018! Be sure to register early for a terrific summer theatre program and celebrate the ViSTAs of soaring mountains and pristine lakes!


Faculty

Nicole Aileen Weimer is a creative holistic movement instructor. Her ability to captivate and “move” a room of participants out of their bodies and into their hearts is no easy feat, yet with passion and enthusiasm Nicole facilitates a wide array of movement classes in the surrounding area. Her abilities are not limited to movement, she writes, scripts, and puppeteers for small events and groups that sustain her creative drive.

Nicole was inspired into her artistic endeavours after reading Robert Munsch, E.B White and Roald Dahl books to her nieces. She has pursued a wide variety of acting roles over the years. Nicole is currently facilitating lively movement classes including workshops with stories, puppets, and toy theatres. She is currently writing a collaboration of Sinixt First Nations stories into a powerful reconciliation puppetry art project to be completed in 2019.

Nicole Aileen enjoys her loving family, meditation, dancing, going to live shows, biking, swimming and gardening. She has always loved a dramatic and artistic story that moves her emotionally. “Emotions and feelings are what make the MAGIC! Without the love or passion to fuel the fire, we can easily lose focus of our visions and desires.” Nicole is very excited and grateful to bring this magic to mix in the cauldrons of all the aspiring young Actors and Actresses involved in the Valhalla summer program.

markikedaMark Kunji Ikeda creates original performances that combine narrative and movement. His training in theatre and dance has developed a unique methodology combining story, imagination, and choreography that has lead to being named the 2015 Emerging Artist by Calgary Arts Development Authority. He has trained extensively with Denise Clarke of One Yellow Rabbit, recently serving as Director for Radioheaded 3.

Mark is a current member of the Dancers’ Studio West, has taught at the University of Calgary and the Rosebud School of the Arts, and served as Artistic Director of MoMo Dance Theatre.

His work has been produced in the Alberta Dance Festival, Fluid Festival, FEATS Festival of Dance, and Expanse Movement Arts Festival among others. His one-man performance Sansei: The Storyteller was a Best of Fest winner at the Calgary Fringe 2014, nominated for a 2015 Critter award for Best Solo, and continues to tour nationally – including stops in New Denver and Kaslo in August.