Masterclass Package - Health & WELLth Festival

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The Place, 17 Duke's Rd, London WC1H 9PY

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This ticket enables you to attend all 5 masterclasses at the Health & WELLth Festival for a discounted rate of £50.

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MASTERCLASS PACKAGE

Health & WELLth Festival

*This ticket enables you to attend all 5 masterclasses at the Health & WELLth Festival for £50.

*Over 18's only

Venue: The Place

Address: 17 Duke's Rd, London WC1H 9PY

Punctuality & Preparation

For these studio based masterclasses please arrive outside the space 5 minutes early to be signed in and ensure a smooth and punctual start. If you do not arrive on time your place may be allocated to someone on the waiting list. Doors will be closed and no entry allowed five minutes passed the start time. Please arrive changed wearing appropriate clothing for the activity and note that no outdoor footwear is allowed in the studios. Female, male, gender neutral and accessible changing rooms with showers are available. Please ensure that you have washed your hands thoroughly as advised by Public Health England. No food or drink is allowed into the studios except for bottled water.

Friday 2nd October

2pm – 3pm

Studio 2

Title: ‘Voice Work and Choral Singing’ Masterclass

Facilitator: Dr Patrick Campbell (Cross Pollination Group)

Description: A Masterclass enabling extended voice work, moving into choral singing in ways that will make you sparkle!

3pm - 4pm

Studio 2

Title: ‘House of Rhythm’ Masterclass

Facilitator: Marije Nie (Cross Pollination Group)

Description: This practical Masterclass will build up rhythms with hands, feet and voices, using Marije’s ‘House of Rhythm’ method. ‘Poetry of the Pause’ is a dance-talk based on Marije’s TEDxTalk. It includes tapping and audience rhythm exercises and is combined with extracts of her film ‘One Million Steps. This multi-award winning short documentary will be screened, focusing on the power of rhythm, human connection and resistance against autocratic systems. It was shot during the protests in Istanbul in 2013.

4pm – 5pm

Studio 2

Title: ‘Accidents and Physical Comedy’ Masterclass

Facilitator: Gonzalo Alarcón (Cross Pollination Group)

Description:

Accidents in physical comedy arise from the dialogue between technical, choreographic and dramaturgical elements in a scenario focused on chaos and failure. They could be defined as “a surprise created by thwarting expectation”, “the sudden and temporary break of the quiet order of things” or “the longest way from one point to another“. Accidents always create a diversion, a subversion of the narrative logic, a rupture.

Using a playful and physical approach, we will analyze the dynamics of stage action and the compositional style of comic performance. We will work with the rhythm of play, the stylization of character, the performer’s relation to his or herself, partners, space, objects and spectators. We will use elements of Slapstick, including accidents, falls and stage fighting, to explore our own clumsiness in order to rediscover the potential for theatrical transformation hidden in our everyday world.

This workshop draws inspiration from physical comedy, the surprising clumsiness of the famous Clowns of the big screen (B. Keaton, C. Chaplin), and the simplicity and depth of a dramaturgy which calls upon universal characters. Following these principles, Gonzalo has developed a comical language that is close to that of slapstick comedy, but which at the same time resonates with contemporary performance.

5pm - 6pm

Studio 2

Title: ‘Peripheral Intelligence’ Masterclass

Facilitator: Nita Little

Description: Peripheral Intelligence: Why identifying with the body needs ReWilding. We start from the notion that the mind is a body and is inextricably entangled in our physical actions. Attention therefore takes requires a mindbody. In this masterclass we challenge our acculturation and consider the ways language has bound our sense of self, limiting not only our expression of attention, but also its impact in the world. By changing our culturally defined prepositional practices, we will begin to investigate the possibility for thinking the human differently and find ourselves moving beyond the strict definitions of our flesh form. We will discover the formation of networks of attention. In these actions, we begin to discover that cognition is only one way we are moved. While cognition is marvelous for interactive relations, it is slow by comparison to relations of communion. We will explore the difference and how our world shifts with this change.

Saturday 3rd October

10am - 12pm

Studio 7

Title: “Body Tuning and sympathetic vibrations” Masterclass

Facilitators: Thingmajigs (Edward Schocker, Suki O’Kane & Dylan Bolles)

Description: Have you ever rubbed your finger on the rim of a wine glass? Do you remember the surprise and excitement when it made a pure pitch? Join Edward Schocker and Suki O'Kane, members of Thingamajigs, in an interactive workshop on using glass to make music and sounds Discover how our fingertips become sensorial antennas to the pure tones of the glass and how the transmission of these vibrations affect our bodies. We’ll explore why glasses can be used to make incredible sounds and how we can use glass and water to explore natural tuning systems. Together we’ll create our own scale and tuning with a large set of glasses and water.

Health & WELLth is organised and directed by Dr. Andrea Maciel and Dr. Alex Boyd and is part funded by the National Lottery Community Fund through a partnership of six UK registered charities led by Intercultural Roots.

Disabled Access and Facilities

There is a step-free entrance to The Place. All the studios, meeting spaces and facilities are accessible by lift. There are accessible changing rooms with shower, and accessible toilets.

We ask wheelchair users to wipe their wheels before entering the dance studios.

We are also open to access animals, please let us know when booking if you may be bringing one with you.

Photography & Video

Photography and recording of any part of the event, where allowed by the facilitator, should be used for non-commercial, personal purposes only. Photographs, film or other audio-visual material recorded may not be sold, used or published commercially in any way whatsoever unless authorised in writing by Intercultural Roots. The use of photographic equipment, mobile telephones, tablets or other electronic devices, must not inconvenience any other person at the event. Television, live streaming and other film cameras may be in operation at the event, and may include filming for live broadcast and to produce research documentation and promotional or commercial photographs and videos. By attending an Intercultural Roots event, you consent to filming, photography and sound recording of yourself. Intercultural Roots and related third parties may use such films, photographs and/or recordings (including any copies) of your actual or simulated likeness without payment in perpetuity.

Medical Disclaimer

In attending this Intercultural Roots event you attest that, to the best of your knowledge, you suffer from no medical or physical condition or disability that will or might increase the normal risks associated with exercise; and / or your doctor has approved your participation in our activities.

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