Physical Storytelling Masterclass
Physical storytelling is a program of studies developed to help young
students to discover their inner voice as an artist. Exploring
performer physicality, text developed from personal biography or found
text. We will discuss the role of music / song in performance and how
using a number of expressionistic art forms we can create something
that is singular and unique to each individual.
At the beginning of the master class there will be a two hour lecture
demonstration which will centre around the performance of“The
Holiday”(video). A fifteen minute real time piece exploring the
notions of suicide and escapism. In a 2 hour lecture demonstration we
will be exploring central question and the structure of the text,
physical propositions, in terms of how the body’s used in space,
taking popular art forms like body popping, and how it’s function
changes once introduced to story. Within the lecture demonstration we
will discuss the role of music and it’s profound effect on the
performance. These principles will provide the areas of study for the
whole weeks master class.
The aim of the master class is that each student develops a piece of
work around personal biography that incorporates physicality, text and
song aiming to leave with discovery of their own voice.
The overall learning objective is understanding the process and
creating multidisciplinary work for the stage, exploring personal
narrative or found text. At the end of the program there will be a
short informal sharing of work developed.