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Community Movement and Theatre Workshops

Based on exploration and improvisation, these workshops offer a safe playground to those who wish to connect with their bodies and learn how to express themselves through their movement. The aim of the workshops is to help people relax and feel confident enough to use their bodies to communicate with others, and ultimately, perform. Combining dance and physical theatre exercises with improvisation games and character development techniques, the focus of the workshops is on the process and experimenting.

Besides acting, participants will have the opportunity to explore writing and choreographing techniques, as well as singing and collective music creating. When working on storytelling and narration, participants will be encouraged to create their own stories, as well as present the narratives and themes that will emerge through the weekly sessions.

Strong emotions and difficult topics might emerge as a result of deeper exploration – the facilitator and the group will work on creating a supportive space for all to explore freely and safely.

Theatre being a collective project, majority of the exercises will be based on working in pairs, or in small groups. Participants will be introduced to working in a close contact with others in a safe and confident environment. For the ease of movement, participants will be asked to work in comfortable clothes, and with no shoes for majority of the time. If anyone has any requirements, issues or questions, please contact the facilitator privately – they will be able to help with all access needs.

Open to both those completely new to theatre and to more experienced among you.

Looking forward to creating a safe and open space for the theatre exploration with you,

Andrea.

This is a donation based event.

(Nobody will be turned away for lack of funding, yet donations allow us to ran affordable events for everyone, and to support both the facilitator and the Salisbury Centre)

To donate:

Either bring cash on the evening

Or Donate (using “Andrea Classes” as REFERENCE) via : www.salisburycentre.org/donate

Suggested donation: Student and Unemployed: £5-£10, Employed: £10-£15, 4 Weeks Advance: £40 (£30 concession)

To book please click here

Workshops will be on Wednesdays, from 6 to 9pm, in the Art Room

You can contact Andrea on: onebaadsheep@gmail.com for further information

Bio:

Andrea Raspolic (she/they) holds a BA in Comparative Literature and is currently working towards completion of MA in Arts, Festival and Cultural Management. Being involved in the world of theatre since the young age, Andrea combines physical theatre and improvisation exercises to spark creativity and encourage confidence. Drawing from their knowledge of narration in literature and experience in community theatre projects, Andrea believes in the importance of human connection and collaboration when approaching art creation and exploration. Playfulness and imagination are at the core of their work.

Andrea has 5 years of experience leading theatre workshops for young people and adults. Their expertise has been developed through numerous acting and dance courses, ranging from physical theatre, dance kinetic and most recently, dramatherapy. Andrea believes that creating a safe space that nurtures creativity and experimenting in theatre helps people feel more confident about themselves, and in relation to others. They encourage stepping out of the comfort zone in order to feel more comfortable in a longer run. Intimate and sometimes intense work is dealt with care and in agreement and collaboration with others.

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