WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR?
Singers, dancers, actors and anybody interested in exploring their own personal narrative with their bodies. The minimum age to participate in the class is 16 years old.
WHAT IS PHYSICAL STORYTELLING?
Physical storytelling is a program of studies developed to help participants discover their inner voice as an artist. We will be exploring performer physicality, text developed from personal biography or found text. We will discuss the role of music / song in performance and how using a number of expressionistic art forms we can create something that is singular and unique to each individual.
At the beginning of the master class there will be a two hour lecture demonstration which will centre around the performance of "The Holiday"(video): a fifteen minute real time piece exploring the notions of suicide and escapism. In a 2 hour lecture demonstration we will be exploring central question and the structure of the text, physical propositions, in terms of how the body's used in space, taking popular art forms like body popping, and how its function changes once introduced to story. Within the lecture demonstration we will discuss the role of music and it's profound effect on the performance. These principles will provide the areas of study for the whole week's master class.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR - BENJI REID
Benji Reid is a an award-wining visual theatre director, who has been the recipient of the Nesta Dreamtime award runner up for Art05 Award and currently the recipient of the Welcome Trust award for exploring the relationship between physical theatre and sports.
Registration closes: 10 February 2017
For enquiries, to customise the workshop, or to register your students, please email:
firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us at 9166 2390.
To register, visit http://methodactingasia.com/programme/physical-storytelling/