OBRA SUMMER RESIDENCY
Au Brana Cultural Centre, South of France 2nd – 22nd July 2018
Once again I will be leading work at OBRA theatre’s 3 week intensive residential session, alongside other company members Kate Papi, Oliviero Papi and Fabian Wixe. This residency is for makers and performers from any discipline, and it is an opportunity to plunge into OBRA Theatre Co’s rigorous and innovative approach to theatre making, actor training and devising for performance, all focussed upon the relationship between the physical life of the performer and language. For full outline and applications go to the OBRA website here
WEAVING THREADS: SIMULTANEITY AND ENSEMBLE
Au Brana Cultural Centre, South of France 20th – 25th August 2018
Simultaneity is the moment in which multiple threads of time intersect: the coming together of our actions, thoughts, encounters with others and the space around us. Performance involves the weaving together of these threads to create compositions and moments of meeting. Being present in these moments can be both challenging and inspiring, opening new possibilities for building connections and creativity in performance.
Focused on this theme, this workshop will involve ensemble training exercises as well as work on the embodiment of rhythm and principles of musicality through voice and movement. Starting from working with the pulse of the ensemble we will explore ways of embodying and layering polyrhythms within the ensemble and within individual performers, applying these principles through improvisations and devising performance material. These approaches are both playful and rigorous – accessible to performers from a range of backgrounds with an interest in developing greater awareness and creativity through musicality in their work.
To apply to this session, please contact Oliviero; email@example.com or Eilon ; firstname.lastname@example.org
THE DUENDE SCHOOL of ENSEMBLE PHYSICAL THEATRE INDIA – 2018
In 2018, for the first time, The DUENDE School of Ensemble Physical Theatre will operate outside Europe. Over 9 weeks, split
into two blocks of work in two different locations, up to 20 students will engage in demanding ensemble and physical training, culminating in a fully staged production directed by the Artistic Director of DUENDE, John Britton. I will be teaching as part of the first three week block held in Maharshra. See below for details.
14th October until 4th November – Maharasthra
The first block of training will take place at Kamshet – a remote, residential rural retreat centre about 4 hours from Mumbai. There we will live, eat and train together for 20 days, encountering the core approach to ensemble, physicality and performance that is at the heart of The DUENDE School, an approach called Self-With Others
. Each morning there will be core training, each afternoon you will encounter key performance skills and engage in solo and shared creative tasks, each evening there will be a chance to perform. It will be an intense immersion in being a performer of physical ensemble work, on the edge of a lake in the shadow of the mountains of rural Maharashtra. 5th November until 11th November.
Then there will be a one-week break.
12th November – 14th December – Bangalore
When we meet for the second half of the course, it will be at Shoonya in Bangalore. There we will work for five days a week, continuing to train and rehearsing a fully-staged physical performance, which we will present publicly to conclude the course. All of the training you encountered in the first half will be applied directly to the process of making and presenting disciplined, passionate, live ensemble theatre. You will complete the course with a deep understanding of the personal and interpersonal disciplines of physical performance making. You will have embodied a rigorous set of principles and perspectives which you can apply to any style of performance, and which will serve to make you focused, live and empowered in your work.
Please see other notes on this page for more information about the content of the course, fees, admission process and the tutors: