Welcome to Physical Fest 2021’s exciting programme of workshops, we have some amazing practitioners and a mixture of in person and online workshop options. Immerse yourself in training, connect with new people and see some incredible physical performance work at our festival. Performance programme coming soon!
2021 WORKSHOP PROGRAMME NOW LIVE!
SATURDAY 26 AND SUNDAY 27 JUNE
CIRCLE OF IDIOTS - LUCY HOPKINS
Have you ever thought you’re a total idiot? Good news! You probably are. There’s a whole cosmos of beautiful performance to be made when we connect to our magnificent inner idiot, take a risk and free the incredible potential to be found in working with what we’ve got.
Lucy Hopkins is an award-winning clown, creative consultant and High Priestess of Idiot. The foundation of all of her work is her full-hearted belief that people are tremendous.
MONDAY 28 AND TUESDAY 29 JUNE
MATCHBOX: DEVISING WITH CORPOREAL MIME - EPHEMERAL ENSEMBLE
We invite you to express yourself physically in a theatrical and skilful way through the unique vocabulary of Corporeal Mime. During this process, we will play with devising mechanisms, which will inspire you to create movement-based scenes and theatrical choreography.
Ephemeral Ensemble are an international physical theatre ensemble, inspired by fact-based stories that shine a light on current hidden social issues. They are regularly lead e workshops in the UK and internationally.
SUNDAY 27 JUNE
BRANDON LAGAERT - PEEPING TOM DANCE
In this seminar Brandon Lagaert will break down his character from Moeder and discuss how the material was developed.
Where did the movements originate from?
What was the inspiration for his mannerisms/look?
How did the text evolve?
These questions will be answered along unseen footage from the creation and excerpts from the performance.
At the end of the presentation there will be a short Q&A where the participants can ask questions about the creation process or other elements connected to the work of Peeping Tom.
Peeping Tom is a Belgian dance theatre company, founded by Gabriela Carrizo (I/AR) and Franck Chartier (F). Everything in Peeping Tom’s work starts from a hyperrealist setting.
The creators then break open this realism. They create an unstable universe that defies the logic of time, space and mood. You become the witness – or rather, the voyeur? – of what usually remains hidden and unsaid. Since its foundation in 2000 in Brussels, Peeping Tom has presented its creations around the world, winning numerous awards including an Olivier Award in the United Kingdom for 32 rue Vandenbranden.
MONDAY 28 AND TUESDAY 29 JUNE
WAYNE SABLES- SMARTPHONE FILMMAKING for theatre/movement 6-8pm
Smartphones have revolutionised how me make films. You have a full production suit in your hand. Learn how to develop, film and edit on your smartphone with award winning filmmaker Wayne Sables. During the sessions you will learn how to make cinematic footage and turn it into a short film ready to share with your audience.
Wayne Sables trained in contemporary dance before moving in to film and digital technologies. He has worked extensively across the USA, Europe and the UK as a dance and digital specialist.
Wayne has created and curated works for Tour de Yorkshire, Hull City of Culture, National CAT Scheme and numerous museums, arts organisations and councils. He created the first interactive dance film with ManMade Youth Dance company and Autin Dance Theatre in 2019 which has gained national attention, as well as pioneering multiple interactive digital art works and light installations.
WEDNESDAY 30 JUNE AND THURSDAY 1 JULY
MELODRAMA ZOOM-A-RAMA- DEANNA FLEYSHER
A high camp comedy workout for your onscreen fantasies!
In this masterclass, we will delve into onscreen play, solo and with partners, exploring high camp forms of melodrama, horror, joke-erotica, interpretive dance and deep performance art. You will hone cinematic and DIY “moviemaking” techniques so that you can be your own ridiculous cinematographer, exploitation director, and horrible actor, all in one!
Deanna Fleysher is a comedy artist, teacher and director devoted to fierce vulnerability and interactive comedy magic. Before Pandemic Times, she toured the world with her award-winning hit show BUTT KAPINSKI.