Welcome to Physical Fest 2019’s exciting programme of workshops, we have some amazing practitioners from Japan, USA, Finland and the UK. Come and immerse yourself in training, meeting new people and seeing some incredible physical performance work at our festival. Performance programme coming soon!
MON 10TH JUNE, 10:00AM - 5:00PM
THE EXPRESSIVE ENSEMBLE - TMESIS THEATRE
This workshop will focus on developing a playful, expressive performer, opening up, letting go and transforming. We will look at creating physical sequences, physical devising methods and working as an embodied ensemble to explore ideas, character and story. Tmesis Theatre create, develop and share passionate and playful physical theatre.
MON 10TH JUNE, 6-8PM
JAPANESE PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE - IZUMI ASHIZAWA
Practice of the various principles of stylized physical acting, based on Japanese models. The workshop incorporates object animation techniques along with physical acting exercises. Participants will be able to heighten their consciousness in “performance” body and learn spirituality through physical exercises.
Izumi teaches and directs all over the world and her performance explores physical story-telling with unconventional puppetry, object animation and Japanese physical performance techniques.
TUES 11TH JUNE, 10AM-5PM
(ANIMAL) TRANSFORMATION AND IMAGINATIVE IMPROVISATION - GABRIELLE MOLETA
Explore working deeply, imaginatively and physically, through this specific approach for the actor Transformation and Imaginative Improvisation. The absolute focus will enable physical habits to shift and new choices to emerge. All bodies are excellent bodies for this work. Prior observation of an animal is required.
Gabrielle is a movement artist and director who gives guest workshops nationally and internationally, (Shakespeare’s Globe, RSC, leading actor training programmes. She makes theatre with the starting point of animal observation and unique stories emerge from painstaking physical exploration.
WED 12TH & THURS 13TH JUNE, 11AM-4pm
NAKED COMEDY (FULLY CLOTHED) - DEANNA FLEYSHER
Naked Comedy will demand your heart, your guts, and all your fluids. How funny can you can be without thinking or trying. We will learn about your unique connection to the audience, what “stage magnetism” means for you, how to harness your performative power and the bravery required for you to be vulnerable. Expose yourself (metaphorically speaking) and make people laugh.
Deanna Fleysher is an American comedy artist devoted to fierce vulnerability and audience connection, also plays Private Eye, Butt Kapinski.
FRI 14TH JUNE, 10AM-5PM
EFFORTLESSLY FUNNY - JAMIE WOOD
We try very hard all the time to not appear idiotic, what would happen if we stopped trying? It will lead participants through a series of exercises and provocations connecting body, voice and imagination with the presence of an audience.
Creating an atmosphere of play, support and provocation Jamie encourages participants to open up and share themselves fully with an audience and experience and enjoy the resulting laughter.
Jamie specializes in teaching clown and devising and performs his own solo shows all over the world.
SAT 15TH JUNE, 10AM-5PM
THE THINKING BODY OF A PHYSICAL ACTOR - REETTA HONKAKOSKI
This workshop explores how to express thought through the body. How can we translate into movement our inner world of ideas, memories, dreams and imagination?
A playful day of technical exercises, improvisation and ensemble work to find physical form for that which is invisible.
Led by Reetta Honkakoski, a Physical Theatre practitioner from Finland whose artistic roots are in Corporeal Mime.
MOTHERS WHO MAKE
WED 12TH JUNE, 10.30AM-12.30PM
Mothers Who Make is a growing national initiative aimed at supporting mothers who are artists – professional and/or passionate. Every kind of maker is welcomed, and every kind of mother.
Tmesis Theatre are the Liverpool Hub Coordinators and we are pleased to welcome one of the MWM artists to lead a workshop today! Booking is essential and children are welcome!
POP-UP CRITTERS! - HEADSTRUNG PUPPETS
NATIONAL MUSEUMS LIVERPOOL
SAT 15TH JUNE, 10.30AM-12.00PM
Now you see them, now you don’t… let your imagination run wild in this workshop to make your very own Pop Up Critter!
Run by the popular Headstrung Puppets, this workshop will show you how to make a completely original monster puppet to take away with you.
Ages 5-7 (accompanied by parent/guardian)