Theatre Academy

Theatre Academy

VOICE & MOVEMENT WORKSHOPS

Blue Raincoat Theatre Company will host the 9th annual Blue Raincoat Theatre Academy 11th - 26th January 2020

The Academy provides multi-disciplinary training for all artists and performers. 

Workshops will take place at The Factory Performance Space, Lower Quay St., Sligo.

 VOICE  

 Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th January 2020

Voice Training and Development are explored through the methodologies and techniques of the Roy Hart International Voice Centre, France.

The pedagogic approach of Roy Hart Training begins with the premise that each individual voice is unique. There is no singular established method rather the training is a disciplined exploration guided by the teacher releasing sources of energy and imagination to open the voice, to realise its potential. Roy Hart teaching workshops have been developed based on a history of more than 80 years of research, study and practice of the human voice.

This two - day workshop will introduce students to the techniques and exercises inherent in Roy hart Vocal Training including diaphragmatic breathing, projection and breath control as well as focusing on the development of individual vocal range. 

Senior Teacher at the Roy Hart Centre, David Goldsworthy will conduct this workshop.

Workshop Fee: €150

To book online please click here

 MOVEMENT 

Monday 20th -  Friday 24th January 2020

This workshop involves training in the discipline of Corporeal Mime. Corinne Soum combines the experience of having been a student and assistant of Etienne Decroux and having taught, developed and directed Corporeal Mime for more than 30 years.

The training will include gestural grammar, body articulation, counterweights, walks and displacement in space, figures of style, mobile statuary, and musicality of movement. Extracts of the repertoire of Etienne Decroux will be taught during the workshop to fully experience this unique modern mythology of movement theatre. Participants will also explore the infinite possibilities of drawing from this repertoire to create personal work.

Tutors: Corinne Soum

 Workshop Fee: €250

To book online please click  here

 

Blue Raincoat Theatre Academy Masterclasses 2020

 NOW THEN NOW  

 Masterclass with Louise Lowe, Co - Artistic Director of ANU 

 The central question we ask of our audiences is ‘HOW DO YOU CHOOSE TO ENGAGE?  

 We ask audiences to witness, feel, comply or act. By creating conditions by which audience and performer collaboratively engage in a shared kinesthetic state, we ultimately aim to produce sensory rich experiences where years of history can fold, clash, interact, contradict and tell its own story in its own way.  

 Much of the company’s work is derived from physical space and site, usually working within geographic or historical contexts.   We place these findings in non-traditional sites and use immersive engagement to create shared intimacies between audience and place and audience and performer.

NOW THEN NOW will be a fearless, and vibrant two - day masterclass to uncover new ways of engaging with places and audiences.

 About ANU 

Cutting across form and context, ANU are a multidisciplinary company, cross-pollinating theatre, visual art and dance, building a reputation for creating transformative experiences in unconventional sites.  Established in April 2009, ANU have created 28 multi award winning seminal works, public art commissions, gallery installations and museum interpretations. Our most recent productions include THE ANVIL (Manchester International Festival), FAULTLINE (co-production with The Gate Theatre as part of Dublin Theatre Festival 2019) THE LOST O’CASEY (co production with the Abbey Theatre, winner of 3 Irish Times Theatre Awards) and THESE ROOMS (London International Festival of Theatre & TATE Liverpool). 

 Two - day Workshop - Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th January 2020     

Tutor: Louise Lowe

Fee€150

To book online please click here 

 Accommodation Low cost accommodation available for the enrolled participants at a nearby Hostel.  Please contact The Beehive Hostel, Sligo for details. Tel: 071 915 2802

 Application: Please book online. Candidates can participate in one or more of the events scheduled.

Tel: 071 9170431   E-mail: info@blueraincoat.com  (mark email: FAO John Carty)

Please note places are limited and payment must be received in full before place is secure.

 
Photo by Nadia Gativa

Photo by Nadia Gativa