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Welcome to the June 2007 edition of the Artmedia physical theatre newsletter, your e-publication with an Australasian focus and a global perspective, now in its sixth year and reaching over 2,300 subscribers.
In the Sponsorship this month we welcome the Physical TV company with information on the first Sydney cinema screening of their multi-award-winning and highly acclaimed Thursday’s Fictions , a 54 minute feature film directed and choreographed by Richard James Allen and produced and edited by Karen Pearlman. “A sweeping and sensual cinematic experience of music, dance and surreal fantasy - a shining example of putting the art back in arthouse”
In the Angels Can Fly section we have another excerpt from the book, this time one of the fifty exercises, Accepting Attention. As I explain in the Coaching Tips, "This exercise is always one of the first that I work with in my workshops, because it introduces the approach of being in the moment on stage, of acting without acting. Participants react to this exercise in different ways, however mostly the person in the centre bursts into expression in some form, with facial expressions, sounds, posture changes, or words, all in an effort to build communication with 'the other' who is in their intimate space, and there by keep themselves safe. One might say this is a good definition of modern clown, certainly much clown comes out of this exercise."
In the Playspace section I have information on a new clown intensive in Sydney, and another Summer Clown Retreat in New Zealand in January, this time in beautiful Wanganui. This retreat will provide an opportunity to reconnect with that playful, inquisitive, cheeky, clown spirit in a beautiful outdoor setting, right in the heart of Wanganui township. The town is situated at the mouth of the Whanganui river, within reach of breathtaking west coast beaches, bush walks and jet boat or canoe expeditions, but still handy to good coffee and all the facilities.
In the Features we continue the clown theme as Giovanni Fusetti return's to Boulder, USA, to lead two Clown Workshops. The deadline on these enrolments is Thursday this week, 21st June, so move quickly to secure your place. Deeply rooted in Physical Comedy, THE RED NOSE workshop is an intensive training in Theatre Clown. It dives into the mystery of laughter, focusing in particular on the analysis of the physical and emotional body of the performer. This leads to the discovery of a unique Clown, with a specific body, tempo, voice, costume, attitudes, emotions, and poetic world. This is followed by a two week advanced workshop: CLOWN’S LIFE: exploring the poetry of Red Noses. The poetical power of the clown is based on an extreme emotional openness and vulnerability, a vivid articulation of the present moment, and a very naïve approach to the world.
Also in the Features my short film Moontan will premier at the Fringe Film Festival in Wellington, New Zealand, on Thursday July 12th, in a session from 12.30pm to 2.15pm. Come along and check it out in the Mediaplex at the New Zealand Film Archive, cnr of Ghuznee and Taranaki Streets. Moontan is currently being submitted to a range of major festivals worldwide, so stay tuned for information on future screenings near you. A DVD will be launched early next year, once the festival releases are underway.
While in the Networking this month, shadow puppets, flights of fancy, air guitar and a visit to a London building site will be some of the virtual attractions at 070707 UpStage Festival, a feast of online performances on July 7. In this innovative project New Zealand and international artists are creating work specifically for the UpStage environment, which will be performed for an online audiences and simultaneously screened at the New Zealand Film Archive in Wellington.
In Australia, we have information on Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre's Teacher’s Training Course, now with more of a focus on how to create Physical Theatre, and on a series of free forums for artists, producers, venues or anyone wishing to be involved in the Melbourne Fringe Festival, which runs 26 September to 14 October.
We continue our clown theme In the USA where the New York Goofs announce the 9th Annual Ultimate Clown School in August, a two week session which offers 'an intensive course of study in the art of clowning. Our faculty represents America's top guides in the field who have worked together for years to create a rich environment that offers challenges and promotes discovery for all levels of students.'
Also in the USA we have information on the workshops and performances at the 16th annual KO Festival of Performance in Amherst, including a Theatrical Clown Workshop with Julie Nelson. 'In this workshop, actors will enter the world of clown and get to know its topography. For example, adventurous physicality is a way of life here. Words are used sparsely and never squandered. The impulse bypasses the brain and gets right to work in the body. The presence of the performer is heightened by the immediate connection and volatile relationship between clown and audience.'
In the UK, buskers are sought for both the Kidderminster Arts Festival and also in Burton upon Trent, and Kompany Malakhi require 3 exceptional male dancers for their next lecture demonstration and touring production, 'Boxin', integrating physical theatre, contemporary dance, parkour, urban dance and film.
In Europe we round out the clown theme with information on the Escola de Clown de Barcelona, Summer Clown School, which is a chance to attend a wide range of workshops with a varied selection of international teachers and professionals, including: Street Clowning with Loco Brusca; Hospital Clowning with Marta Serena; and Clown Activism with the Rebel Clown Army. And finally we have information on a workshop with Port Performance in the Kunstfabrik am Flutgraben in Berlin in July, which will research 'the mistake' or 'the failure' or 'the misunderstanding' .
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Sponsor:Physical TV's Thursdays Fictions to screen at Popcorn Taxi, Sydney, Australia
Thursday’s Fictions At Popcorn Taxi, Greater Union, Bondi Junction, June 27
Special Discount – only $10 for Artmedia Members
Don’t miss the first Sydney cinema screening of the multi-award-winning and highly acclaimed Thursday’s Fictions, the 54 minute feature film by directed and choreographed by Richard James Allen and produced and edited by Karen Pearlman!
“A sweeping and sensual cinematic experience
Gold Medal for Excellence,
Fictions is the story of a woman named ‘Thursday’ who finds out she is going
to be reincarnated as ‘Tuesday’. Her attempt to cheat the cycle of
reincarnation unleashes a terrible beauty that leaves the other ‘days of the
week’ in turmoil.
This is a unique opportunity to experience this gorgeous
film in its full glory – as a 35mm film print with Dolby digital surround
sound. Audience Q & A after each film, so this will be your chance to
interact with the filmmakers.
Be part of creating the culture you want to live in. As Sharon Gannon, co-founder of Jivamukti Yoga, says, one of the most important things that you can do to create a world you can believe in is: “JUST SHOW UP”.
Adapted from the NSW Premier’s Literary Award-nominated poetry book, Thursday’s Fictions, by Richard James Allen (Five Islands Press), and developing on the live production documented in Performing the Unnameable: An Anthology of Australian Performance Texts, edited by Richard James Allen and Karen Pearlman (Currency Press and RealTime, 1999).
For more information about the film, Thursday’s Fictions,
and the book and performance it is based on and/or develops on from: please
visit the website:
Angels Can Fly, a Modern Clown User Guide, by Alan Clay
Angels can Fly includes a mix of fiction which follows the adventures of ten clown characters, some personal clown anecdotes from clowns from around the world, a total of 50 practical clown exercises, and some theory on the nature of modern clown. The book is available on order through bookshops and online stores in New Zealand, Australia, America and England.
Exercise: Accepting Attention
Playspace: Clown Training with Alan Clay
Sydney Clown Intensive
Monday November 26th to Friday 30th, 10am to 4pm each day. Aus$450 Price Buster (by August 6th), Aus$500 Earlybird (by October 31st) Aus$600 (Full)
Alan Clay's Sydney workshop series for 2007 has been themed for greater targeting of individual preferences, however each workshop will essentially cover the same ground work in clown, with a good physical warm up, and exercises to develop emotional expression and clown communication skills.
The November workshop has a theme of Spontaneity. Spontaneity is acting without thinking, we don't know what to do and yet something happens. This doesn't mean that it comes out of nowhere, everything comes from somewhere. We just take the mind out of the loop, which still leaves lots of emotional and physical impulses with which to work. For the most part we are reactive creatures, with many conscious and subconscious patterns, and we hate yielding the control of the mind, and fear unknown consequences. We all have an inner critic judging our actions, and demanding that we seek the well-trodden path, to play it safe, and what we have to do to be spontaneous, is to take the critical part of the mind out of the loop, so it doesn't stop us in our tracks.
The hard thing is allowing that jump off the cliff into the unknown, but the good thing is that there is always something there when you do, it's just not yet known and therefore not under control. It is in fact quite easy to be spontaneous. You just make a space for something to happen, and participate in it as it happens. This is a little like making a hole in the sand and letting the waves fill it, no planning is required, just participation and timing. Not knowing is a wonderful freedom from the need to control. After years of performing and teaching, I realise that these control issues are often at the heart of our relationship with clown. Can we let go of the need to control the outcome, and allow each moment to blossom of its own momentum? Can we stay out of our own way? Can we act without acting? This workshop will provide tools to work with this process.
(All fees and deposits are non-refundable) email: firstname.lastname@example.org to hold a place or make enquiries about this workshop.
Summer Clown Retreat - Wanganui, New Zealand.
Monday 7th to Friday 11th January 2008 (5 days) 10am to 4pm each day.
The Retreat will provide an opportunity to reconnect with that playful, inquisitive, cheeky, clown spirit in a beautiful outdoor setting, right in the heart of Wanganui township. The township is situated at the mouth of the Whanganui river, within reach of breathtaking west coast beaches, bush walks and jet boat or canoe expeditions, but still handy to good coffee and all the facilities.
Two Clown Retreats were held in New Zealand at the beginning of this year in the Coromandel peninsular. These proved popular and successful, with the residential nature of the retreat facilitating the group dynamic and the peaceful surroundings assisting with the relaxation, which is such an important part of clown work.
NZ$600 Price Buster (by September 10th), NZ$650 Earlybird (by November 12th), NZ$750 (full). Including 6 nights dormitory accommodation with kitchen facilities. (All fees and deposits are non-refundable) email: email@example.com to hold a place or make enquiries about this workshop.
"In the best clown tradition Alan held up a window-mirror for us to step through and reflect on the patterns, habits and rituals of our days... It was funny, moving and excellent theatre." NZ Herald.
Feature: Giovanni Fusetti return's to Boulder, USA, to lead two Clown Workshops!
Sept. 4th - 26th Mon-Fri 5-10pm/ Saturday: 10am–4pm
First two Sundays off
Tuition: US$ 900
3 performances Monday 24th - Wednesday 26th
in Boulder, Colorado, USA
(discount for people coming from overseas...)
Advanced workshop: Oct 1 - Oct 14th Mon-Fri 4am-10pm
with first Sunday off, Saturday 10am - 4pm
Tuition: US$ 700
Discount for people doing both workshops.
For more info: www.giovannifusetti.com, click on CALENDAR
Deeply rooted in Physical Comedy, THE RED NOSE workshop is an intensive training in Theatre Clown. It dives into the mystery of laughter, focusing in particular on the analysis of the physical and emotional body of the performer. This leads to the discovery of a unique Clown, with a specific body, tempo, voice, costume, attitudes, emotions, and poetic world.
To discover one’s Clown is to reveal and amplify one’s own imperfections, physical conflicts, “non-neutral attitudes”, and “background noises”. This style allows the performer to play with the naiveté of a child, explore with the rigor of an adult, and discover the poetry of the ridiculous. The work will also introduce clown relationships, hierarchy and improvisation with objects. THE RED NOSE will culminate with public performances.
The RED NOSE is followed by a two week advanced workshop: CLOWN’S LIFE: exploring the poetry of Red Noses. The poetical power of the clown is based on an extreme emotional openness and vulnerability, a vivid articulation of the present moment, and a very naïve approach to the world. The advanced workshop will deepen the process of writing from the clown state and culminate with a presentation of the clowns' text.
Feature: Moontan Premiers at the Fringe Film Festival in Wellington, New Zealand
"Two street clowns get swept up in an occupation of New Zealand's last Victorian theatre, which brings them into a playful confrontation with the police."
Alan Clay's short film Moontan will premier at the 2007 Fringe Film Festival in Wellington, New Zealand, on
Thursday July 12th, Session: 12.30pm to 2.15pm
Come along and check it out in the Mediaplex at the New Zealand Film Archive, cnr of Ghuznee and Taranaki Streets, Wellington.
"Modern clown is vulnerable and spontaneous in contrast to the painted faces and set piece routines of traditional clown, and I have long been fascinated by the appropriateness of modern clown as a symbol of our contemporary predicament. These days the challenge for all of us seems to be to bring joy into each moment, in the face of the chaos in the world around us.
In 1995 I published my first novel, Moontan a clown’s story, to good reviews which talked of a story which ‘invited readers into the world of a clown’. In this story, Moontan, in spite of his sensitivity and the heavy handedness of the authorities, brings life and laughter to the audience and then must move on.
The challenge was to capture this on film. Our strategy involved an improvised pre-production workshop process, a shoot using two High Definition cameras and an a fast edit between shots on the performance sections of the film. All performance sections were filmed hand-held, to lend energy to these scenes. We were fortunate to have the use of the Royal Wanganui Opera House, the last Victorian Theatre in New Zealand, as the location for the film, and to have two talented lead actors, Canadian, Annette Devick, playing Crystal and Australian, Mark Hudson, as Moontan."
Moontan is currently being submitted to a range of major festivals worldwide, so stay tuned for information on future screenings near you. A DVD will be launched early next year, once the festival releases are underway. This will include both the 15 minute short and a 30 minute rough cut which was screened at the Screen Producers Fringe in Brisbane last November, plus a twenty minute 'Making of Moontan' documentary and other extra features. More info: www.artmedia.net.nz
"070707 UpStage Festival performances announced. Shadow puppets, flights of fancy, air guitar and a visit to a London building site will be some of the virtual attractions at 070707 UpStage Festival - a feast of online performances on July 7, 2007 to celebrate the release of UpStage 2. New Zealand and international artists are creating work specifically for the UpStage environment, which will be performed for an online audiences and simultaneously screened at the New Zealand Film Archive in Wellington. UpStage is software that allows audiences from anywhere in the world to participate in live online performances, created in real time by remote players. Audiences need only an internet connection and web browser and can interact through a text chat tool while the players use images to create visual scenes, and operate "avatars" - graphical characters that speak aloud and move. The diversity of proposals for the festival has impressed the organisers. 'It's exciting to see UpStage being used in such a variety of ways,' said UpStage project manager Helen Varley Jamieson. 'We have all manner of artists - writers, musicians, dancers, performers, videographers, story-tellers - experimenting with how they can use the internet as a creative medium and a site for their work.' The full list of performances and artists is on the UpStage web site. Performance times will be publicised on the UpStage and New Zealand Film Archive web sites soon, and live links to the stages will be accessible from the UpStage web site on July 7; online audiences just need to click! The performances will be screened live in the New Zealand Film Archive media gallery where visitors can buy a coffee, take a seat and watch the performances taking place from remote locations around the world. Exhibitions Manager Mark Williams says 'It will be like watching a live movie, as the shows unfold in front our eyes.' UpStage workshop facilitator Vicki Smith has been providing graphic, technical and tutorial support for artists and education groups who are creating performances, and says that the level and range of work being produced promises breathtaking cyberformances (online performances) for audiences to view and take part in. The launch takes place on 28 June and will be accompanied by an exhibition at the NZ Film Archive from 28 June to 15 July, and the festival on 7 July." Helen Varley Jamieson and Vicki Smith. Find a link to the UpStage Festival under Festivals at www.artmedia.com.au/links.htm
"Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre's new Teacher’s Training Course. We’ve been constantly refining it over the last 4 years and one of the things that a lot of people have mentioned is that they wished there was more time looking at how to create Physical Theatre. So we have restructured the Teacher’s Training Course so that the first two days go through the actor training in Viewpoints, Suzuki and Butoh ( a new addition as well ) and the second 2 day course is solely focused on the art of creation. Over two days we will take you through the way that Zen Zen Zo goes about creating its productions and give you first hand experience with teachers who have not only created amazing professional productions, but also professional standard productions in schools with students. It will give you a methodology that you can apply to any performance style and one that is simple and effective enough to give your students a process for devising more abstract and stylized works practically, physically and successfully. How can we encourage practical devising techniques ? How can we help students gain confidence creating more abstract, interpretive work ? How can we appeal to the syllabus requirements of dramatic languages created post 1980? This is how. If you would like to learn more and bring these practices into your classroom you can book in for just the final two day course, or if you would also like a brush up on physical actor training, why not refresh yourself with the full four days?" Hooroo, Tatey, Simon Tate, Youth Education Manager, Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre. Find a link to Zen Zen Zo under Physical Theatre at: www.artmedia.com.au/links.htm
"The Melbourne Fringe Festival, running 26 September - 14 October, presents a series of free forums for artists, producers, venues or anyone wishing to be involved in the festival. You don't need to be a registered artist to attend - Fringe Forums are open to all. The Forums include: Independently Producing an Event, on Wednesday 27 June, 6.30pm - 8.30pm, in the Northcote Town Hall. Covering risk management, budgets, public liability insurance and venue relationships; And Publicity and Marketing, on Wednesday 11 July, 6.30pm - 8.30pm, in the Northcote Town Hall. Get your show out there! Melbourne Fringe's publicity team and guests from the media take you step-by-step through how to get the most exposure for your event." Find a link to the Melbourne Fringe under Festivals at: www.artmedia.com.au/links.htm
"The New York Goofs are proud to announce the 9th Annual Ultimate Clown School at the Flea Theatre in Tribeca, from August 6 to 18. This two week session offers an intensive course of study in the art of clowning. Our faculty represents America's top guides in the field who have worked together for years to create a rich environment that offers challenges and promotes discovery for all levels of students. Our dedication and passion are highly contagious. We hope you catch it! Our faculty includes: Dick Monday, Larry Pisoni, Barbara Karger, Tiffany Riley, John Lepiarz, Hovey Burgess, Kim Winslow, Evelyn Tuths, and Barry Lubin. Plus a few surprises along the way! Tuition for the full two week program is $1350.00. Tuition for week one only is $750. Please visit our website for more details!" Hilary Chaplain. Find a link to the New York Goofs under Training at www.artmedia.com.au/links.htm
"Workshops and performances at the 16th annual KO Festival of Performance in Amherst, MA, USA. This July, the KO Festival of Performance promises emotionally powerful images, thought-provoking performances, laughter and perhaps a few tears as we look at our subject 'Stories of Illness and Healing' - through social, political and personal lenses. Performances at Ko are accompanied by lobby displays that contextualize the work and by facilitated, post-performance discussions that provide opportunities for inter-audience/artist dialogue. The Ko Festival also includes a series of 6-day intensive workshops with master teachers which includes: Theatrical Clown with Julie Nelson, July 9 - 14. The exploration of Theatrical Clown plays a vital role in actor training. In this workshop, actors will enter the world of clown and get to know its topography. For example, adventurous physicality is a way of life here. Words are used sparsely and never squandered. The impulse bypasses the brain and gets right to work in the body. The presence of the performer is heightened by the immediate connection and volatile relationship between clown and audience. Through a progression of exercises and structured improvisations, the actor will recognize and develop his/her nascent clown character. In the process, s/he will uncover and highlight habits and foibles that, until now, s/he wanted to ignore, hide or banish. They turn out to be crucial and delightful building blocks for the clown. Julie Nelson is an actor and teacher has been a member of the faculty at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where she has taught acting since 1990. Nelson has also taught at Shakespeare & Company and the Lincoln Center Institute, Theater for a New Audience, and Smith College. She has studied physical comedy, especially theatrical clown, with Merry Conway. Further investigation of clown and comedy led her to study with Jaques Lecoq, Bill Irwin, Christopher Bayes, Vincent Rouche and in London with Philippe Gaulier... Ko Festival of Performance Artistic Director, Sabrina Hamilton asks "Are you feeling adventurous?" Would you like to stretch your creativity in a supportive environment? Immerse yourself in art? Meet a really interesting group of people, half of whom are local and half of whom come from all over the country. The workshops meet from 10a.m. until 4p.m. on the Amherst College Campus." Sabrina Hamilton, Ko Festival Artistic Director. Find a link to the Ko Festival of Performance under Festivals at: www.artmedia.com.au/links.htm
"Audition for male dancers. Kompany Malakhi require 3 exceptional male dancers, for their next lecture demonstration and touring production, 'Boxin'. Integrating Physical Theatre, Contemporary dance, Parkour, Urban Dance and Film. Applicants should have completed 3 years of professional dance training. A high degree of agility and adaptability will be required. Urban dance forms, Parkour, Breakin', Funkstyles, gymnastic skills or touring experience are an advantage but not essential. Auditions will be held in London. The audition workshops are two full days on 7th of July, 'call backs' on 8th July. There will also be a two-day development process for short listed applicants on 14 & 15th July before the final selection is made (a percentage of expenses reimbursed). If selected for the project you must be available for phase 1- 4. Phase 1: Research and development and rehearsal, 20th-24th 28th-31st August and 2nd, 3rd & 4th September, Performance 5th September. Phase 2: Lecture Demonstration Tour, February-June 2008. Phase 3: Rehearsal and creation of full length touring production, Mid July - October 2008. Phase 4: Touring Between October 2008 - June 2009. Closing date for applications: Friday 29th June 2007 by 5.00pm. Notification of invitation by Monday 2nd July 2007. Audition is by invitation only. To be invited to audition, please send your CV and pictures and any other supporting documentation." Kwesi Johnson, Artistic Director, Kompany Malakhi, Bristol, UK. Find a link to the Company Malakhi site under Dance at: www.artmedia.com.au/links.htm
"Street Performing Opportunities (Buskers) in Burton upon Trent. As part of the development of music and street art within East Staffordshire Borough there will be an opportunity for street performers to perform as part of the Burton in Bloom celebration 'Blooms n Tunes' on Thursday 5th July. Permission has been granted for performers to perform at various venues around Burton upon Trent's shopping centres and this event will be advertised through out the local area and in a leaflet advertising the event timetable. There will be no payment for performing, but you will be able to accept donations from the public and you will receive free publicity. If you are interested in performing please send information of your experience. Deadline: Friday 29th June." Paul Challacombe, Community Arts Officer, The Brewhouse, Burton upon Trent.
"Buskers wanted for Kidderminster Arts Festival , UK. 14th July 2007 to the 4th August 2007. Kidderminster Arts Festival is growing and we attract a substantial amount of press attention for this event. We organise a range of programmed performances in the town centre in order to ensure that there will be a constant flow of people walking around the town. We are looking for licensed buskers to perform during our Arts Festival. We are specifically looking for performer on Saturday 21st July, Thursday 26th July, Saturday 28th July and Thursday 2nd August as these are the busy market days in Kidderminster. However, other days are also available. Anyone who is interested should contact us with a description of the act, the days they are able to perform and the contact details and we will do the rest." Karen James. firstname.lastname@example.org
"Escola de Clown de Barcelona, Summer Clown School 2007. A chance to attend a wide range of workshops at the Barcelona Clown School with a varied selection of international teachers and professionals: Street Clowning, Teacher: Loco Brusca, 2nd to 6th July, 10am-2pm, 150€. The street is a wonderful learning experience for the clown. Through games and improvisation we will work on the clown’s presence in the street. Loco Brusca, since he began performing in the Ramblas in Barcelona 20 years ago, has performed in streets, festivals and theatres throughout the world; Clown-Activism, Teachers: Rebel Clown Army, 7th/8th July, 11am to 2pm, 4 to 7pm, 90€. In this workshop we will train in the fundamental methods and tactics used in clown non-violent direct action. The work is mostly in groups, and takes place in the studio and outside. For those interested in exploring another dimension of their clown work, and for those who are looking for a non-violent means to effect change in the world. The Rebel Clown Army join the traditions of clowning and non-violent direct action, moving between chaos and order, reason and madness, obedience and disobedience. Instead of confrontation with authority, their secret weapon is to create confusion. Find more information about the Rebel Clown Army on their web site. Hospital Clowning, Teacher: Marta Serena. 9th to 13th July, 5 to 8pm. 100€. Clowns working in hospitals bring laughter and relief to those who are ill or suffering. As Groucho Marx said, the only difference between a clown and an aspirin is that the clown is doubly effective. In this workshop we will work on our clown – solo and in duos – in contexts and situations specific to hospitals. Marta Serena is a clown from Barcelona, who trained with Philippe Gaulier, Gabriel Buendía and Michelle Dallaire. She now lives and works in Berlin, with five years of experience in hospitals and old people’s homes. She is a member of the international cliniclowns association Rote Nasen." Find a link to the Escola de Clown under Training, and find a link to the Rebel Clown Army under Resources at: www.artmedia.com.au/links.htm
"Port Performance workshop in Berlin, 18 to 28 of July. The workshop will take place in the Kunstfabrik am Flutgraben and t he mistake or the failure or the misunderstanding will be the research field during the workshop. Learning and individual development based on mistakes and failures is not to understand in a negative way, but more as an understanding of searching and finding. It is not about, that one fails, but more how. In an creative process, that has the aim to put a mental idea in to practice, there are all the time points where we fail. This potential we will discover and use for to develop and realise art performances. The workshop will be given by the international Performance-artists and –teachersAngelika Fojtuch & BBB Johannes Deimling . The aim of the workshop is to work out an Art-Performance and its final public presentation. We will realize specific exercises that will help to transform own ideas into a performance work. The center of the workshop focuses the perception of the own personality and the communication with the body. Own perception and self experiences characterize the feeling in dealing with body, time and space in performance art as well as in ordinary communication. To understand his body as a tool and to use this tool in his own communications is the main value of this workshop. Besides this artistic offer we give some cultural specials. More Information you can find on our website." B est wishes and kind regards, Angelika Fojtuch & BBB Johannes Deimling. Find a link to Port Performance under Training at: www.artmedia.com.au/links.htm
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