Frantic stillness- noisy silence

'Something is only as loud as the silence on either side'. (John Cage) This workshop explores the importance of the non verbal in theatre. Examples of text from writers like Pinter and Beckett are only the frame for the silences, the pauses, the stillness.

Where do words go when we have said them?

Using examples from writers such as Shakespeare, Dylan Thomas, Louis de Bernieres and others, all well as poetry this workshop looks at ways of making the lyrical, the poetic 'work' in the performance space.

From a thought to a piece of theatre. Devising

Using an existing example as a blueprint (involving script development, side specific aspects, song/ lyrics and composition and puppetry) the workshop examines criteria for creating a performance piece from scratch.

Ideas grow from walking

Exploration of a site-specific approach to performance. Catching the glimpses of the sea, the light in a forest or the noise of a city...there is a space as big as the light.

Making the familiar strange

Using techniques of the Berliner Ensemble this workshop will get closer to Brecht – the storyteller.

Writing for the Stage

An approach to playwriting, using 'stream of consciousness'.

Physical Theatre

Using techniques of Grotowski and Artaud this workshop will let the participants experience their thinking in a practical way.

What does Augusto Boal teach us?

Practical exploration of Forum theatre, Image theatre and ‘Rainbow of Desire’.

The hands are speaking

An exploration of ‘miniscule’ movement/storytelling, using aspects of Kathakali and eastern theatre styles.

Shakespeare for all

Using techniques of the Royal Shakespeare Company this workshop will expose participants to Shakespeare in a practical way.

Just act!

Theatre skills for everyone. Exposure to various techniques in a fun way.

Butoh! Yes!

Exploration of Butoh in a practical way.

Wilson and Lepage.

Practical exploration of the world of these contemporary theatre-makers.

Perceval and Van Hove.

Exercises and dramaturgical exploration of these giants of contemporary European Theatre.