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Physical Theatre Intensive: Moving into Social & Political Voice

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PHYSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE: DIVERSIFY AND APPLY YOUR TALENT

This is a professional development residency in devising physical theatre of social or political relevance, and facilitating workshop processes.

Moving into Social and Political Voice is an intensive training for professional and semi-professional performers - actors, dancers, directors, choreographers and theatre practitioners, led by Arts for Action Director Melissa Eveleigh and Theatre Royal Plymouth's former Resident Director, Lee Hart.

This is for people who want to create their own work and facilitate powerful engaging workshops with audiences.

Over 5 days, participants will develop devising, visceral physical performance skills, and learn workshop facilitation techniques drawn from forum theatre and combined with use of chorus, partner contact work, games and image theatre.

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Moving into Social and Political Voice aims to work with and develop the unique creative abilities in each participant and explore how their creativity can be applied to relevant social and political issues. Working with both comic and tragic territories, unlocking playfulness and pushing physical limits, the residency will develop participants' gestural language, sensitivity to space, self, partner and group, explore emotions in movement, embodiment of researched subjects and apply different narrative structures and devices to specific issues.

If you have ideas to be workshopped - there is space to explore these. If you want nourishment to develop skills and your ideas - this is also the space for you.

Lee and Melissa will share their approaches to devising and develop specific artistic voices of individual performers. The residency will culminate with the creation of short performances of social or political relevance, with a scratch sharing that venues from the region are invited to.

The teaching method places artistic imagination of performers at the centre, and provides training in workshop leadership skills that enables authentic engagement and discovery.

Successful residency applicants will develop:

- Comic voice, and techniques for devising comedy – exploring how playfulness, physicality, rhythm, heightened theatricality and emotional realism can all serve comic performance.

- How to open, create and play melodramatic and tragic spaces - with and without words.

- How to develop the chorus, use movement improvisation techniques, create epic journeys, perform poetic movement, work with different narrative structures.

- Research techniques - for interrogating issues and exploring these with non-performers

- How to facilitate change-making processes relating to social or political issues.

About the Trainers:

Founder and Director of Arts for Action, (www.artsforactionuk.org.uk) Melissa Eveleigh is a physical theatre practitioner. She trained at the London International School of Performing Arts (Lispa) in Jacques Lecoq Training and Devising Techniques and has extensive experience of applying theatre for positive change. Melissa has trained over 1000 practitioners and over 300 students from all over the world, as well as devising award-winning political and social theatre.

Melissa has been mentored by David Glass, and is currently an associate artist of the David Glass Ensemble; she has designed and facilitated national programmes for the use of the arts for justice in Mynamar, South Sudan, Zimbabwe and Bangladesh and regularly works in partnership with the British Council. Melissa is also a Visiting practitioner at Warwick, Leeds and Arts University Bournemouth.

Co-residency director, Lee Hart works as an actor, director and visiting lecturer, and has extensive experience devising work or working alongside playwrights in the development of new writing. Lee also has an accomplished repertoire of making work within hard to reach communities, developing performance with untrained actors, often in non-theatre settings.

Previous projects have included working with the wounded/injured/sick armed forces community, men and women in recovery from drug/alcohol addiction, people with a history of mental illness, big issue vendors, refugees and asylum seekers, taxi drivers and many more.

SPECIAL 2 for 1 offer if you apply to attend with an artistic collaborator.

How to secure your place:

Please send CV and a short cover letter explaining why this would be of benefit to you to artsforactionuk@gmail.com

IF YOU ARE APPLYING FOR 2 for 1, PLEASE DEMONSTRATE HOW YOUR ARTISTIC COLLABORATION WILL BENEFIT FROM THIS, OR TELL US ABOUT AN IDEA YOU'RE WORKING ON.

Payment must be made by 24th July to secure your place.

Please be in touch with any further questions! email artsforactionuk@gmail.com or call +447542630069

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