“Using movement explorations as a base, I will guide participants through playful, energetic explorations of our body in motion, our voice and our writing to expand and deepen our creative practices. Focus points include: the skeleton as a source of structure, the eyes as a source of intrigue, voice as a physical process, writing as an introduction to text and supporting ensemble practice / collaboration through provocation.
The work looks to deepen and question how we access and understand our ‘creativity’. We will aim to approach our creativity as an artful and necessary part of life. For performers specifically, we will explore tools towards a more present sense of being on stage. Whatever reason participants come to the work for, this is a process of stripping creativity to a more spacious and simple place, allowing the complexities of being human to be our primary source of interest.
This workshop is open to all, though participants should be aware that the practice has a basis in movement and should arrive prepared to move throughout each session. It is beneficial that participants attend all sessions for the duration of each, though exceptions can be made on request. When booking, please send a short 200 word motivation as to why you are interested to attend (email to firstname.lastname@example.org, please).”
Tom is a multidisciplinary performer with specialisms in CI, improvised performance and dance theatre. He has worked for a number of companies in Europe as well as run two organisations: his own collaborative research project On The Stage Of The Present and participatory project @TheGlasgowJam (with Penny Chivas). Tom also works as a writer working across a number of formats and makes text based and immersive physical theatre. More information can be found here: www.onthestageofthepresent.com
Venue and ticketing info http://www.trybooking.com/125498. Capped at 14 participants.
Ausdance Members $90 / Non-members $120 (in total for four mornings)
Image by Sarah Faulkner, 2012.
Date(s) - 21/04/2015 - 24/04/2015
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Old Museum