What is Physical Theatre?
Modern physical theatre has grown from a variety of origins and is steeped in ancient traditions of both Eastern and Western cultures. It is a style of Theatre performance where a story is expressed primarily through the use of the body, but also contains the integration of the vocal, mental and emotional resources of the performer. Physical Theatre can include a wide variety of styles, approaches and aesthetics that can include dance-theatre, movement theatre, clown, puppetry, mime, mask, Commedia dell ’Arte, vaudeville, and circus.
WHO: Calling all Adults with a lot a folly and some performance experience!
WHAT: INTRODUCTION TO EUROPEAN CLOWN with Tanya Lukenoff
Imagine your clown, your eternal innocent child that has never grown up. It is the part of you that lives in the heart and in the moment. In a supportive atmosphere, you will explore the clown’s world and discover a unique and personal way of bringing your intuitive clown to life. The Clown lives a life full of play, laughter and self-acceptance. Players will work individually and in groups and through; Slapstick, status play, improvisation, parody, and personal creativity, will be encouraged to reconnect, rediscover and reflect on what makes us laugh and why. The emphasis of these workshops will be on having fun and searching for the beauty and poetry of your clown. This class is for anyone interested in developing their vocal and physical presence in order to venture out in new directions.
WHEN: Mondays, Nov.7– Nov. 28, 2016 from 6:00-9:00pm (4 classes = 12 hours)
INVESTMENT: Discount = $130/player if registered by Oct. 14, or for students and members of: Parkdale Community, Calgary Acts and Morpheus Theatre
Regular = $160.00 /player
WHERE: All classes take place at the Morpheus Rehearsal Centre, downstairs in the Parkdale Community Centre. (3512 5 Ave. N.W.)
INSTRUCTOR: Salutations! My name is Tanya and I am a performer, writer, director, and an instructor who specializes in mask making and application of those masks, through various classical Physical theatre styles. My research has taken me throughout Europe, studying with master mask makers and physical theatre practitioners. I founded Theatre A Go-Go, as a performance based Physical Theatre Company that uses the styles and techniques of Physical Theatre to create its work. The educational component of Theatre A Go-Go was established to inspire all ages to explore and express, with confidence, through Physical Theatre and Performing Arts. I continue to collaborate with various individuals and organizations to IMAGINE - EXPLORE – EXPRESS – PLAY
WHY: To explore the roots of physical theatrical expression and offer insight into approaches to physical comedy. To give yourself the gift of broadening your performance horizons through the Physical Theatre Arts!
CONTACT Tanya for more information at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 403.283.4622