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Moving Characterisation: The Performer & The Body

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Arch 468 Theatre and Rehearsal Studio

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ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

WHAT IS IT? A powerful movement and physicality workshop for performers exploring how to create a character using your body as a starting point.

HOW WILL IT WORK? Niamh will use her extensive experience as a movement teacher and director to guide participants through dynamic exercises designed to connect performers with their bodies in a much deeper way; this connection will then be used to begin to find and build individual, unique characters through physicality. In the latter half of the session, participants will apply this learning to an existing character in their repertoire.

WHAT WILL YOU GET OUT OF IT? Participants will leave with a deeper appreciation and practical understanding of the powerful ways in which physical work can impact upon character development, and some simple, effective exercises and ideas to enhance preparation of future roles. Furthermore, they will gain a better general body awareness and heightened sense of how to make the most of the body in performance.

TUTOR: Niamh McKernan (you can read our recent Q&A with Niamh for more info!)
Niamh is a movement teacher and director. She is professor of movement for PACE at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, as well as guest teacher at conservatoires internationally. She has taught at The Royal Ballet Denmark, The Royal Academy of Music, Lir- Ireland’s National Academy of the Performing Arts, ALRA, Mountview and Method Acting London. Niamh is a specialist bodyworker, who also works with many individual clients at her London studio.

Niamh additionally works as a movement director and deviser in theatre, film and interdisciplinary practice, and is particularly passionate about creating new work. Credits as movement director include 'Foreign Body' (2016) for The What Works, and 'Mein Kampf' for Spielhaus Hannover, with director Mina Salehpour. She is also an Associate Artist for the Copenhagen-based arts consultancy BIOGRAPHY.

For more details about Niamh’s work, see www.niamhmckernan.com.

FAQ

What time should I arrive?
Please arrive 5-10 minutes in advance of the advertised start time of your workshop. One of the And So Forth team will be there to greet you upon arrival.

How do I get to Arch 468?
For full information and a map, see their website: http://www.arch468.com/how-to-find-us

The studio is opposite Loughborough Junction train station on the Thameslink line. The journey takes approx 10-15 mins by train from St Pancras, Blackfriars or Farringdon and just 5 mins by train from Elephant and Castle.

Alternatively, it’s also just 12 mins walk along Coldharbour Lane from Brixton tube station.

Buses 35, 45, 345, P4, P5, 68, 468 and 176 all stop within walking distance.

Who is this workshop for?
This session is open to performers of theatre, opera and musical theatre: it will be most suited to those with some training already under their belt, either working professionally or currently studying, who want to expand their understanding in this area of their craft.

Do you offer a student discount?
Yes! We are delighted to be offering discounted places for all our workshops at a rate of £75. If booking a student ticket, please bring appropriate ID with you on the day.

What should I wear?
Participants are advised to dress in something comfortable, with appropriate footwear for a practical session. In particular, loose-fitting clothing may be helpful to allow for physical work.

Should I warm up before the workshop?
No. Niamh will warm up the group ahead of any physical or dramatic exercises.

Do I need bring anything?
For all our workshops, we suggest bringing a notepad and pen, and a bottle of water. We will provide some light snacks at the lunch break, but you are also advised to bring food with you. If you have booked a student ticket you will be expected to show valid student ID on the day of the workshop.

Please also come with a character in mind which you would like to work on.

What is your refund policy?
Places are strictly non-refundable, but you are welcome to transfer your ticket to another suitable participant if you are no longer able to attend (we ask that you inform us in advance if someone else will be using your ticket).

Will you be holding more workshops in the future?
Yes, we certainly will! We aim to offer sessions, subject to demand, on a whole variety of topics across the coming year. If you want to hear about them first, please follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or join our mailing list via our website to get the information straight to your inbox.

Who are And So Forth?
We are a theatre and opera company dedicated to interdisciplinary collaboration and the development of exceptional emerging artists. You can find full information on our website: www.asfp.uk.

What are the access arrangements at Arch 468?
The studio is wheelchair-accessible via a ramp; please let us know if you require this or any other arrangements.

Are your workshop leaders available for one-on-one sessions in their specialist areas?
They certainly are. Feel free to contact And So Forth for more information, or talk to the workshop leader in person at their respective session/s.

I have more questions! Who should I ask?
We'd be happy to answer any questions you might have ahead of booking. Please contact andsoforth.productions@gmail.com.

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