Masterclass 1 : Text and the dancing body:
An exploration of how performers can move from the dance floor to the
stage. How one engages with the voice with simple exercises, building
characters from found text and physicality.
This is a fun class and a wonderful
introduction to the world of physical theatre and for dancers who and looking
to find their voice and a performance artist.
This workshop is available for all styles of dance
Class size up to fifteen participants.
Private classes are available, contact Benji for more information.
Masterclass 2: Movement for actors
Developing confidence as a performer using the body as the main means
of communication, this session works for individuals and well as a group.
Class of up to fifteen participants and/or Private classes are available.
Masterclass 3: Master class In Physical theatre and poetry.
This session is both a talk and practical work on the floor looking as
past works by Benji Reid exploring his methodologies behind his work.
Maximum class size twenty participants.
Masterclass 4: Theatre Direction
Benji Reid is a freelance director and pioneer a of Hip Hop theatre.
Over the many years since Hip Hop theatre’s inception Benji have move toward physical theatre and visual
theatre Working on numerous solos and ensemble pieces, Benji Reid built up an
long list of critically acclaimed productions.
Spalding suite quotes.
of sport will get it; lovers of street dance and physical theatre will get it;
lovers of words will also get it. A complex collaborative, multi-art form
complete conviction they bring to vibrant life a range of characters from
anxious children to hectoring adults”.
turns the sport's movement into explosive physical theatre”.
heart of The Spalding Suite is Benji Reid’s choreography, making
imaginative use of slowed motion, the underlying geometric elements of
basketball forms and props including a climbing wall and harness.
director Benji Reid’s the choreography and stage-pictures that are the real
stars here. Inspired seemingly by everything from basketball itself to computer
games, slow-motion replays, via architecture, geometary, and probably some
abstruse sport theory of which I know nothing”.
This is a
multilayered piece that should appeal to all ages, performed by an engaging
cast, and boasting a terrific beat-boxing soundtrack. Fun, and sometimes
unexpectedly moving, too.