Workshop with Hester Chillingworth

Workshop with Hester Chillingworth
Wed 1st February, 2pm – 5pm
Performance Studio @ CDS
£25 / £18 CDS members or students*

This workshop will explore how childishness, mischief and confusion can be put to use in performance making.

Hester will draw on work with GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN and the recent process of making Shorty to explore with the group some practical ways in which we can harness failure, being inappropriate and struggling to articulate things as key points of access and material generation when creating performance work. The workshop will also look at how expectations and readings of gender can be engaged with to inform, frame and find useful subversion in performance.

Open to all but might be particularly useful to people who make, think about, or are interested in the intersection of experimental theatre, live art and stand up comedy. Those who consider themselves in some way to have radical or unconventional bodies are particularly welcome, although this is not a pre-requisite. Participants do not need to have any experience in movement or dance, but should be happy to get sweaty and perhaps a little messy or scruffed up.

The group will work together on a series of exercises, incorporating participants’ own practices where relevant and wanted. It’s fine to come and take part even if you don’t consider yourself to have a practice, as such.

Workshop participants will take away performance-making tools and strategies which they can apply in their own work and an insight into inhabiting the ‘outside eye’ position in the creative process, with particular reference to the topics above.

* Tickets include entry to performance event on 3 February 2017 at CDS. More info here.