This workshop will explore and excavate the working process of taking a testimonial text from page to stage. Using Mike Alfreds methodology of text analysis we will work through a series of storytelling exercises, exploring the various techniques Alfred’s used in order to bring to performance the testimony of Zdenka Fantlova, a holocaust survivor.
An exceptional opportunity to work with Moscow’s extraordinary blackSKYwhite, and gain insight into their unique development process.
Each 3-hour session addresses different aspects of Mediatronic Theatre. “Alien Body” focuses on physical training, recognising and breaking the link between personality and movement, and observes the impact on space by geometric positioning and control of the body. “Time-Space” compositional training explores the concept of drawing virtual space around the body in order to give the illusion of physical objects being changed. Lastly, “The Cell” approaches the challenge of realising the techniques explored in a formal theatrical context.
£150 for 3 sessions over 3 days 20th, 21st and 22nd. You must be able to attend all three sessions. No discount/refund will be given if a session is missed. Concession available to companies performing at Summerhall and AR Fringe performers.
Yael Karavan (Karavan Ensemble) & Tanya Khabarova (Derevo)
With elements of Dance, Butoh, mime &physical theatre, Karavan & Khabarova share over 20 years of experience, reflecting on their unique and original style, they offer diverse and powerful exercises which move the participants in search of their own limits. The workshop aims to improve the participants’ sensitivity and physical communication while deepening the relationship with our-self as our creative source.
This workshop runs over 3 days; 13th, 14th and 15th.
Vincent Dance Theatre
Vincent Dance Theatre is renowned for creating and touring powerful, engaging dance theatre work in the UK and abroad, accompanied by an extensive programme of participation and professional development. Productions emerge through improvisation and structured performance, text based and musical tasks. This professional development workshop will look at pulling together movement, text, choreography, theatre, music and visual impressions to develop your own devising and performance skills.
Alchemy Arts and Hua Dan
A cross-cultural collaboration between Scottish-based community arts group Alchemy Arts and Chinese community theatre group Hua Dan. The bringing together of diverse communities through the sharing of art, stories and culture. A series of interactive creative arts workshops, using the arts to respond to and investigate the world around us. Each workshop will involve collaborative elements, explorative play through art as well as creating beautiful original artworks to take home.