Speaking in Silence

A body standing alone is space is already saying something, so what are you saying?

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Art is communication, and communication is the very heart of our human ability to join together to create functional societies.  In many ways the basic elements of humanity are under threat with the loss of fundamental literacies in art.  By combining the performing arts with relevant research findings in 

both communications and cognitive neuroscience a workshop like Speaking in Silence has great potential to become a system of learning that can be employed directly into training communications and human interactions in many different aspects of society. 

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Transitus Creative is an interdisciplinary company specializing in Art Communication and public engagement through the arts.  Our mission is to collaborate with individuals, businesses and organizations to connect with audiences and share in knowledge translation and exchange.   Past partnerships include: The Dalhousie University School of Nursing (The P.E.A.C.E. Project), the Association of Nova Scotia Museums (Touchstones - Canada 150), and with gender consultant Michelle Raine (It's A Girl!).  

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Our Workshops
1. Speaking in Silence

A body standing alone in space is already saying something, so what are you saying?  This workshop introduces the basic principles of authentic presence, active listening and adaptability through performing arts practices. 

  
2. The Art of Empathy

How does self-awareness impact the empathy and compassion we feel towards others and how do we learn to share and listen as a group?  This workshop focuses on the beginnings of storytelling and how perception of self helps us to see inside another person’s story.

3. Whole-Person Communication

This 12-week course is embedded in neuroscientific understandings of human interaction.  It focuses on social and emotional intelligence and skills development, such as how we see, how we listen, and human connectivity.

4. Let's Get Together

Are you struggling to bring together a team? Or, dealing with toxic work environments? Group dynamics play a key role in bringing people together.  This workshop will create new opportunities for connection and develop important skills in self-awareness.

5. Uncovering Unconscious Bias

Stigmas and stereotypes are often taking place without us even knowing we are doing it.  With this workshop we will work to find where unconscious bias begins, and develop key skills in how to recognize and interact with individual narratives.

6. Art & Wellbeing

The W.H.O. defines health as the balance between physical, mental and social wellbeing.  This workshop uses skills and practices found in the performing arts to promote self-care, and make us feel better in body, mind and spirit 

Alexis Milligan

Alexis Milligan is the founding director of Transitus Creative.   She is a noted actor, movement specialist, and creative collaborator.  Alexis has been a lead project partner in knowledge translation and exchange with The Dalhousie University School of Nursing, the Association of Nova Scotia Museums, and with gender consultant Michelle Raine.  She is a recurring guest teacher at NYU Tisch School for the Performing Arts and has been on the faculty of the Fountain Academy of the Sacred Heart (Drama Dept. Head), and Neptune Theatre School.  She also sits on the steering committee for The Canadian Network for Imagination and Creativity and The Atlantic Centre for Creativity.  Currently, Alexis is pursuing a Masters in Interdisciplinary Studies at UNB - Fredericton, combining the performing arts, communications, curriculum development and neuroscience.  For more information about her artistic work please visit website: alexismilligan.com

Why Choose Us
10 Years of Experience

Find out more about our past projects and partnerships using the performing arts in knowledge-to-action translation and exchange.

Global Recognition

These workshops have been presented around the world, at a wide variety of internationally recognized conferences, festivals, and businesses

Learn From Everywhere

All of these workshops are versatile and can be modified to accommodate a for a wide range of needs, experience, and ages.  They can also be presented in-person or live online.

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The Atlantic Centre for Creativity was established to support and advance research, teaching, and learning. It promotes all forms of creativity, including problem solving, innovation, and entrepreneurship. 

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CNIC is a NEW National NetworkInitiated by representatives from Simon Fraser University, the University of Ottawa and the Atlantic Centre for Creativity to unleash and promote the imagination and creativity across all fields of endeavor - including the arts, sciences, business and education. 

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 A new initiative to connect our community The Shaw Link keeps us active and engaged, using the skills and practices found in the performing arts.

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