Dance Performance

Physical Theatre

Description

Physical theatre is one of the most challenging styles of performance to create. In this workshop, we will break down the misconceptions of the style whilst providing a space for exploration and development for a new avenue of performance.

 

This workshop will be led by an award-winning physical theatre actor and director of the UK touring piece Twisted Tales. Collecting a total of 12 awards including, best original piece, best actor, best actress, best ensemble, and best director.

 

We will focus on the fundamentals of physical theatre, how to devise and expand on ideas, and how the use of physical theatre in performance can unlock new atmospheres for the audience. The students will also be provided with a variety of tools and skills to assist with their projects and knowledge on how this can be applied when creating theatre.

The workshop will also explore how the use of this style can work around minimal budgets by using their bodies to act as physical elements such as props, set, and even costume. 

 

Optional (free of charge): For future use and theoretical purposes, the entire workshop can be recorded and made privately available after it has taken place. We believe this is extremely effective when working and developing, it helps to remember what was discussed and practiced while allowing you to move freely without having to worry about taking notes!

Key Learning Points

  • A developed understanding of how to incorporate physical theatre in a performance

  • The fundamentals of physical theatre 

  • How the use of physicality and movement can overcome restricted budgets

  • A variety of tools and skills to use in future projects

  • A developed understanding of how physical theatre can change an audience atmosphere