DEVISED THEATRE & OBJECTS OF PLAY

This program is geared towards unlocking the fundamentals of group devised performance and ensemble collaboration. Encouraging students to become original storytellers, they will learn to search for dramatic themes, identify performance styles and create a physical language of their own. Students will also gain a unique insight into the ingenious world of objects and materials revealing innovative and visual approaches to developing narrative. This workshop will equip students with the tools to invent and devise as an ensemble.

  • Duration: 2.5 hours, half day or full day laboratories
  • Suitable for: Stage 4, 5 & 6 High school students and Tertiary students
  • Workshop Facilitator(s): Emily Ayoub / Kate Worsley

clown & the petit red mask

To find your inner clown is to reveal the essence of you as a performer. Using improvisation and a heightened sense of play, this workshop is designed to unlock the innocence and curiosity integral to the creation of the clown whilst also freeing your imagination. This workshop aims to uncover your inner most creative self - and with the smallest mask of all...

  • Duration: 2.5 hours, half day or full day laboratories
  • Suitable for: Stage 4, 5 & 6 High school students, Tertiary students and professional performers
  • Workshop Facilitator(s): Alicia González / Kate Worsley

bouffon & THE wonderful world of the FANTASTIC

Unearth the darker side of nature and experience the bizarre and the sublime in this dynamic and surprising program. Inspired by the Lecoq® technique, students will engage with the grotesque and fantastical through the creation of the bouffon as the ultimate 'soothsayer' in a contemporary setting. Students will discover the limitless boundaries of the grotesque, the art of mockery and satire and the importance of ensemble-based research. 

  • Duration: 2.5 hours or half day laboratories
  • Suitable for: Stage 4, 5 & 6 High school students, Tertiary students and professional performers
  • Workshop Facilitator(s): Emily Ayoub / Alicia González

unmasking theatre of movement

Discover physical approaches to theatre and performance through an in depth investigation of the Jacques Lecoq® performance theory and pedagogy. This physical workshop will introduce students to Lecoq's insight that tout bouge - 'everything moves' and provide them with practical examples of Lecoq's Mimodynamic technique. From physicalising observations of the everyday to examining the role of the Neutral Mask in actor training, students will develop the tools to create presence in the body and experience an enhanced understanding of physical awareness, coordination and openness in space.

  • Duration: 2.5 hours or half day laboratories
  • Suitable for: Stage 4, 5 & 6 High school students, Tertiary students and professional performers
  • Workshop Facilitator(s): Emily Ayoub / Alicia González
 

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Workshop Facilitators hold current Working With Children Checks.