My workshops focus on exploring how we sense and work with rhythm through our bodies in space and time, understanding rhythm as something physical and visceral. Through play, collective and individual investigation, improvisation and devising tasks, these sessions open up the potentials of rhythm in movement, language and sound on stage. These sessions offer performers the opportunity to explore the ways these elements can shape the meanings of performance and support their process of training, devising and performing solo and within an ensemble.
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Au Brana Cultural Centre
20-24 July 2020
Over these five-days participants will work through rhythmic principles, exercises and games, cultivating greater clarity in their listening, expression and presence, while deepening their own rhythmic awareness and capacity.
At the heart of performance we encounter repeated cycles of time and space, forming the bases for connection between performers and audiences and the formation of ensemble. In this workshop we will work with cycles of movement and sound, exploring their potentials as tools in performance and training. Participants will learn how to draw on, as well as break out of, cyclic patterns; working with cycles as a way to build awareness of pulse and form a greater sense of simultaneity within ensemble and solo work.
This work session will draw strongly on the practice of ‘Orbits’, a training form developed by Eilon Morris and discussed in his recent book, Rhythm in Acting and Performance. These practices are applicable to practitioners of all backgrounds and disciplines, including actors, dancers, musicians and educators, drawing on fundamental principles of rhythm to create an experience that is at once accessible and personally challenging.
The cost of the session is €350 which includes accommodation and food. All meals will be prepared on site by the participants, working on a roster system and aided by the Au Brana team, using produce sourced in the local farmer’s markets. Participants will need to fill in an application form and pay a €100 deposit by May 1st to secure a place.
Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements and need to arrive 19th July and depart 25th, more detailed information for booking travel is provided upon receipt of application.
If you wish to participate in the OBRA residency immediately following Eilon’s work session, there is a discount of €50 for the two sessions, and participants can remain at Au Brana for the weekend between the workshops.
Please return your completed application form and send any questions to Oliviero at; email@example.com