Dream Agreement is a creative venture to coalesce the activities of Jayden Pfeifer & Johanna Bundon within Regina’s arts and culture community. Dream Agreement has four streams of activity: artistic production & creation, cultural ambassadorship, community outreach, and mentorship. Dream Agreement creates experiences that contribute to the cultural landscape and health of Regina. At the heart of Dream Agreement is an interest of in civic community, creative experience, and community dialogue. The venture aspires to work within the guiding principles of improvisation: acceptance, adaptability, support, and creative expression.
Jayden Pfeifer is a Regina-based actor, improviser, and teacher. He has appeared in numerous performances on the Globe Theatre Main Stage, as well as several independent theatre productions. He is the Saskatchewan Regional Director of the Canadian Improv Games, a former Artistic Director of the CIG Improv Camp, and teaches improvisation sessionally with the University of Regina Theatre Department. Jayden’s company, General Fools, was the first of its kind in Regina and has been creating improvised performance across Canada since 1997. They have been a featured company at dozens of international improv festivals, where Jayden often serves as an instructor and guest director. In 2009, Jayden and co-creator Ryan Beil premiered their improvisation project Skin & Lungs, which they continue to tour to improv festivals around North America. Jayden has studied with a series of notable North American Improv instructors, and his work as an improviser has earned him four Canadian Comedy Award nominations.
Jayden is the host and creator of a monthly movie-commentary show, TALKIES, at the RPL Film Theatre. As the host and creator of Red Hot Riot with Jayden Pfeifer, a monthly comedy variety show now in its third season, Jayden has solidified his role as a respected contributor to the Saskatchewan arts community—an individual pointed towards the health and vitality of Regina’s indie theatre, music, and comedy scne. In 2013,he was named one of CBC Saskatchewan’s Future 40, a “group of 40 leaders, builders, or change-makers under the age of forty who are making a significant difference in their field to help shape the future of the province.”
is a performer and choreographer based in Regina. Johanna works in contemporary dance and theatre. Recently, her choreography has been nurtured and toured Western Canada through the 2013/2014 Prairie Dance Circuit. Johanna often creates work alongside Bee Pallomina (Toronto). Their collaborative dance projects, which started in 2010, use improvisational strategies in both process and performance.
Bundon is a 2005 graduate of LADMMI: L’École de Danse in Montreal. She is also a 2008 graduate and now faculty member of Regina Globe Theatre Actor Conservatory. Her teaching practice embraces contemporary dance technique, ensemble building, and game creation. She has experience teaching with the Canadian Improv Games, as a sessional instructor within the U of R Theatre Department, through New Dance Horizons (Dance Core and Summer Somatic School) and as a guest instructor with Youth Ballet and Contemporary Dance, and Fadadance.
Presently, Johanna’s choreographic pursuit is: The Blanket Folding Project, a dance installation piece that explores the notion of shelter through the simple architecture of a moving blanket. This new work will be premiered throughout Regina Winter 2015. She is also excited to be on the inaugural board for the Queen City Hub, Regina’s community co-working space.
Jayden Pfeifer and Johanna Bundon have collaborated on multiple projects for the past eight years. Much of their experience together is as instructors, facilitators, event hosts, and theatre creators. Their collective work is intensely ensemble-based, as demonstrated in their work through the Canadian Improv Games, Globe Theatre’s FUSION Project (2008/2009/2010), TEDxRegina speaker coaching (2013&2014), Generating Momentum Activist Leadership Camp (2014), and most recently through their improvisation workshops through the 2013-2014 Heritage Improv Project (HIP).
Though their training is in different disciplines— theatre and contemporary dance respectively—they share common artistic values, placing great precedence on collaboration, improvisation, and game creation. These methods are employed to create vibrant and inclusive atmospheres where spontaneity and expression can thrive. They strive to guide individuals towards their capacity to listen deeply and support one another steadily.
(Photo Credit: Eagleclaw Thom)