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Half Mask workshop, The Island, Bristol

Improvisation and the Half Mask

“Wearing a mask is a powerful tool to release creativity, play and dramatic expression. It frees us from the pressure to ‘create’ as we let the mask lead us, giving us a new experience of our own potential as performers”

This introductory workshop will prepare participants to physically and vocally improvise in the half mask.

Day One.

-Body work, opening expressive possibilities focusing on breath, rhythm, dynamics, isolation and alignment.

-Improvisation skills that support intuitive play, communication and creating in the moment.

-Sound and movement, the relationship between speech and gesture.

-Core techniques in the creation of the half masked character, bringing the mask to life in performance.

Day Two. 

We will revisit and build on the principles and skills from Day One and include the following:

-Physical presence, clarity and focus on stage.

-Timing, comedy and nuances of character.

-Create open- ended scenarios.

-Introduce the concept of the counter mask.

We will be playing with a set of seven varied and delightful half masks created by master mask craftsman Mike Chase. This workshop is open to practitioners who are interested in exploring physical theatre and entering into a process of discovery.  All levels of experience welcome!

Brenda’s classes promote an individual sense of play and invention within a stimulating and supportive environment.

Workshop Dates:  Sunday 14th.

Time:                  11- 3pm.  

Course Fee:        £30

Places limited to 12 participants. Booking is essential.

 To book and for enquiries please contact Brenda 

redwaite@yahoo.com

Tel. 07510770895.

 https://www.facebook.com/Brenda-Waite-Workshops-672233172914464/

SKINT Theatre Festival, THe Island, Bristol

SKINT Theatre Festival

SKINT THEATRE FESTIVAL
Theatre / Festival / Pop-Up Bar
The Island, Bristol – 28-30 April
Themes: Stranger Tales
Tickets for Performances: Just £4!

SKINT Theatre Festival returns to Bristol for 3 FULL DAYS this April! Come join us under The Island for an entire Bank Holiday weekend of micro-theatre madness.

We’ve filled our jail-cells full with 11 of the UK’s most talented performance artists who’ll be bringing you bite-sized (15min) Stranger Tales – Eccentric Stories of the Odd, Uncanny and Surreal!

Come sample a selection of our strange & delicious shows OR relax in our beautiful open-air courtyard and jailhouse bar serving local brewed Ales and Ciders. Plus, delicious virgin cocktails.

15 Minute Performances / New Show Starting Every 5 Minutes / Only £4 Per Show!

//////ENTRY TO THE FESTIVAL IS FREE//////

Featuring:
SKINT JAILHOUSE BAR
OPEN-AIR COURTYARD
LOCAL BREWED ALES
MUSIC
GAMES

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LINE-UP ANNOUCMENT COMING SOON…

Whether you’re a fan of Theatre / Comedy / Storytelling / Spoken Word / Physical Theatre / Improv – We’ve got something for you!

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NO PRE-BOOKING
ALL TICKETS AVAILABLE ON DOOR

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Facebook: facebook.com/skinttheatre/
Instagram: instagram.com/skinttheatre/
Twitter: @SKINTTheatre

Dying to Please You, Jacob Wells Baths, Bristol

Dying to Please You

WE ARE BACK… with Arts Council England funding!

We are excited to announce we will be remounting this production at the latest Artspace Lifespace: Jacobs Wells Baths http://theislandbristol.com/spaces/jacobs-wells-baths/

OPENING SHOWCASE IN BRISTOL APRIL 27 – 30
8pm
£10 / £8.5 conc.
Running Length: 75min

Dying to Please You – a dark comedy about death and dying

Directed by: John Wright – http://www.thewrightschool.co.uk/
R&D facilitation and Drama Therapy by: Holly Stoppit – http://www.hollystoppit.com/
Music by: Luke Harney – https://www.facebook.com/RootElevation
Starring: Tess Cartwright, Tristan Green and Sidney Robb

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/156176763

This is devised piece of physical theatre rooted in the personal journey of Tess Cartwright and Vid Warren through brain cancer, his passing and beyond. It is whacky, edgy, playful and has completely obliterated the fourth wall.

Tristan Green and Sidney Robb are Malmesbury based company: The Last Baguette: http://www.thelastbaguette.com/en/Home.html

Tess Cartwright aka. Miss Popularity is a Bristol based artist specializing in circus and balloons. Her website: www.misspopularity.co.uk may or may not work due to the ongoing hackers that have seemed to target her.

Tickets: www.dyingtopleaseyou.brownpapertickets.com

Effortlessly Funny, clowning workshop, Dance space, Bristol

Effortlessly Funny

Effortless Funny – A 3 day clowning workshop with Jamie Wood 

I Am Nincompoop is really excited to be bringing the wonderful Jamie Wood to Bristol with a workshop invitation to show us how to let down the defenses that prevent people from laughing.

This will be a workshop led by Jamie, exploring his definition of the word, We try very hard all the time to not appear idiotic, what would happen if we stopped trying? It will lead participants through a series of exercises and provocations connecting body, voice and imagination with the presence of an audience, and explore the laughter that can result when that relationship is fully embraced.

OBJECTIVE

To create an atmosphere of play, support and provocation which encourages participants to open up and share themselves fully with an audience and experience and enjoy the resulting laughter

COST

£150 full price

£125 concession

£20 deposit required to secure a space with full payment required by 10 th April

 

DATES

21 st – 23 rd April

10am – 5.30pm

 

BOOKING

To book a space email hello@iamnincompoop.com

MORE INFORMATION

www.jamiewood.org.uk

www.iamnincompoop.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/383779688665408/

The Flummery Room, The Island, Bristol

Approaches to Physicalising Character

Approaches to Physicalising Character

…from the somatic to the theatrical.

The flummery room is a space for artistic exchange, physical training, improvisation and performance practise in Bristol.

This  workshop will include a rich mix of individual and collective movement training using improvisation and a broad range of performance styles and techniques.   Through a progressive layering of elements we move into a more open structure of guided improvisations and performance practise. Each session has a specific focus or theme.

Dates: 15th, 16th April

Cost: £10 for one day or £15 for two sessions. 

Time: 11- 1.30pm

Brenda Waite is a performance practitioner, teacher and movement director based in Bristol. Improvisation and play are central to her practise both as a creative tool, practical research and performance mode. She has worked professionally in Europe and Australia for over 20 years, creating and performing works for theatres, festivals, galleries and public spaces.

Brenda participates in ongoing movement studies, research and her methodology is often a fusion of a broad range of physical languages and styles.

For more information about The Flummery Room .
http://brendawaite.blogspot.co.uk/p/the-flummery-room.html