Writing from the Body: Devising Text and Movement.
A two-part workshop exploring autobiographical writing and circus choreography with Laura Murphy
Dates: Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th October 2023
Times: Saturday - 10am-4pm. Sunday - 10am-2pm
Location: Saturday - Arnolfini.
Sunday - The Island Training Space
Cost: Early Bird £90 or £100 full price for both days. There are two subsidised £50 places available on a first come first served basis for anyone who needs it. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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Laura Murphy will offer an insight into the making process underpinning their unique performance practice, which connects and combines autobiographical writing with aerial choreography, lip syncing and movement. Laura is internationally recognised for their innovative approach to circus making, aerial choreography and contemporary performance. Their practice centres the politics of the everyday, the importance of having a voice and telling stories to (un) F**k the system!
Starting with the body and autobiographical experience as impetus for writing and devising performance work, this two-part workshop will explore strategies for generating and working with text, devising physical material from text, delving into creative and critical conversations and also giving participants an insight into Laura’s work. Participants will be guided through creative writing exercises and devising skills to generate material, and unlock new directions in their approach to making work.
Day 1: Getting to know you, Laura’s work, writing practices, generating material (writing workshop)
Day 2: Devising from writing (physical devising workshop)
Suitable for professional circus artists and physical practitioners, and advanced students. Prerequisite: aerial artists must be proficient in their discipline and own safety requirements.
Content warning: video material shown in the workshop may contain nudity, swearing and references to sexual violence