Our workshop The Performer and the Self investigates physical storytelling, exploring the performer's Self through movement and sound, and solo devising.
The workshop explores the simultaneous development of space and character - questioning how the performer can bring their character to the space through working with objects, architecture and transforming materials to further character building.
The workshop encourages participants to play with different and previously hidden aspects of their identity and physical qualities.
The Performer and the Self has toured in at the Ilmaisuverstas/Näyttelijäliitto (Helsinki), Tjarnarbíó (Iceland), Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (Scotland), Gaiety School of Acting (Ireland) and Norsk Skuespillersenter (Norway).
We are currently developing an advanced workshop spawning from the same themes. The workshop was demoed and delivered for the first time in January 2018 at the Finnish Actors' Union.
If you are interested in bringing our training to your students or have any questions, feel free to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
We are focusing on the creation of a feminist training practice, where the whole range of voice and movement qualities is explored with no value judgment, because we believe that the entire human body has theatrical potential.
Each performer’s individuality should be embraced and respected, and training must adapt accordingly.
We wanted to emphasize that the whole human instrument has to be explored and played, as actors need to present the whole spectrum of human existence.