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Workshop Details

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Five workshops operating in a three slot carousel

Saturday
1.30-3.30pm WORKSHOP 1 for teachers and students

Anthony Cunningham: BENEATH THE SURFACE

Avital Manor-Peleg: MASKS IN MOTION

Emmy Abrahamson: FAIRY TALE/STORYTELLING

Stephan Jurgens: TRISHA'S MAGIC CUBE

Tim Hylton/Nuno Silva: RHYTHMS OF THE EARTH

3.30-4.00pm Break

4.00-6.00pm WORKSHOP 2 for teachers and students

Anthony Cunningham: BENEATH THE SURFACE

Ruth Spencer: COLOURING THE SPACE

Tim Hylton/Nuno Silva: RHYTHMS OF THE EARTH

Jackie Correia: BEYOND THE VOICE

Stephan Jurgens: THERE ARE CYBORGS AMONG US


Sunday
11.00-1.00pm WORKSHOP 3 for teachers and students

Ruth Spencer: RITUALS OF THE EVERYDAY

Avital Manor-Peleg: MASKS IN MOTION

Emmy Abrahamson: FAIRY TALE/STORYTELLING

Jackie Correia: BEYOND THE VOICE

Stephan Jurgens: TRISHA'S MAGIC CUBE


WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS

BENEATH THE SURFACE (SUBTEXT)

Students begin by exploring the role of The Chorus in Greek Theatre and then adapt the concept to the contemporary actors use of subtext to develop complex, believable characters. Through improvisations and script analysis, we examine the multitude of possibilities any actor has depending on what lies beneath the surface

MASKS IN MOTION
The techniques and body language thatbreathe life into masks that prevent an actor usinghis or her voice. Ths workshop compares and contrasts A: Neutral masks; B: Basle mask.

FAIRY TALE/STORY TELLING WORKSHOP
How to create a story with no specific costumes or set, relying primarily on physical theatre. Using all aspects of the body in communicating a story. Students would be encouraged in using imagination in improvisations relating to the chosen story.

TRISHA'S MAGIC CUBE:
We are going to explore American choreographer Trisha Brown's witty games with the magic' cube to find new and surprising ways to move around. These famous choreographic tools can be used by students of any level as a way of focussing improvisation or learning about compositional elements. Simone Forti once said: The mind is a muscle!

RHYTHMS OF THE EARTH
Enjoy a hands-on exploration of earthy African rhythms. This workshop, suitable for both the experienced player and the beginner, focuses on improvisation, the learning of instrument techniques and traditional rhythmic patterns to provide tools for devising your own work.

COLORING THE SPACE
Starting with simple movements this workshop explores the effect that altering the dynamics has on movement and meaning. How can movement colour the space, create an atmosphere? How in turn can this affect and contribute
to the action on stage?

RITUALS OF THE EVERYDAY
This workshop explores the details of our own personal rituals and brings
them to the front of our attention. They can be captured, examined,
explored, distorted, abstracted and transformed. Allowing others to join
you in your ritual or it remaining a solo pursuit - making the
insignificant significant.

BEYOND THE VOICE

Using the voice for expression, creating atmosphere/mood, presentation of text.
During this workshop, the voice will be explored within and beyond the media of speech and song, focussing on the presentation of a specific myth. A look at the historical use of the voice in both ritual and mythical presentations will be the starting point of exercises and improvisations to be developed by the students. Physical, relaxation and breathing exercises will precede a vocal warm up which will gradually encourage students to explore unusual vocal sounds, whilst working on technical aspects of voice production. Students will then be guided towards a group presentation of a chosen mythical text, using such media as choral speaking, vocal sound effects, song, chants etc.


THERE ARE CYBORGS AMONGST US....
Everybody knows that the cyborg is a myth, or have you ever actually seen one? Still the hybrid being have fascinated us from our most ancient cultures on until today. This workshop introduces to the work of British choreographer Wayne McGregor, who has found interesting ways to look at gods, animals, machines, humans, and other fantastic beings inside of us. With the help of the latest digital technology we will detect the cyborg within...