Finding Characters Through Movement

Finding Characters Through Movement
Led by Ira Siobhan

Sunday 4th March | 4:00-7:00pm | £30 (contact artist directly – email below)
Performance Studio


This workshop combines the skills, techniques and experience that Ira Siobhan has learned from DV8, Punchdrunk, Sally Cookson and Rufus Norris and many others over a 10-year career as an actor and dancer. The session explores freedom, control and physicality to develop characters – using physical restrictions and boundaries as a devising technique.

Performers will use movement to bring new life and meaning to text and characters, taking away techniques to use in future character development and devising processes. Being present and open as a performer is at the heart of the workshop.

The session is suitable to both actors and dancers who are interested in physical theatre.

Ira Siobhan is an actor and dancer best know for his work with DV8 Physical Theatre. He has toured with DV8 in both Can We Talk About This? and To Be Straight With You. He recently played Maugrim in Sally Cookson’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at The West Yorkshire Playhouse. His other theatre and dance work includes The Drowned Man with Punchdrunk, Imogen at The Globe, Everyman and FELA! at The National Theatre, Running Wild at Regents Park My Brilliant Friend at The Rose Theatre, Macbeth at The Young Vic, The Lifeguard with The National Theatre of Scotland, Richard Alston Dance Company and Macbeth at The National Theatre Studios.  FeatureFilm work includes Pan and London Road. He also worked with Akram Khan as his assistant movement director on the film Desert Dancer. Ira worked on the movement for Mosquitoes at The National Theatre.
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