Big Stories in Small Spaces: Storytelling and the Body

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Saturday, 6 May 2017
Bikeshed Theatre

This workshop is about telling epic stories: myth, adventure, the sort of thing more likely to be found on the big screen than in the theatre. Participants will explore ways in which a performer can create objects, multiple locations and a sense of scale using the body as a tool. Inspired by Lecoq practice, we will start by engaging the body and exploring its relationship to the space and each other, before learning the basics of mime and gestural performance. We will also look at devising and rehearsal techniques to create a short piece of work based on a truly epic genre: the disaster movie.

The session is led by Christopher Harrisson, a practitioner and theatre maker. Christopher trained at Ecole Jacques Lecoq and was co-artistic director of Rhum and Clay Theatre Company until 2016. He now works independently, using physical storytelling and multimedia to tell big stories influenced by myth and cinema.