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Presence Theatre Workshop series 2006
Between February and June 2006, we hosted six public one-day practice-research workshops conducted by leading theatre and performance artists.
The workshop series explored theatrical practices that engage with perfomer-presence and range across multi-media performance, storytelling, intercultural performer practice, performance art, site-specific theatre and psychophysical performance.
Tim is Artistic Director of Forced Entertainment, one of the UK's most influential companies working across performance, installation and media. More details
Mike Pearson and Mike Brookes
8 March 2006, 13.00-4.45
In a series of performances since 1999, Pearson/Brookes have explored and studio-based practice as a mediation and transposition of specific sites and events. More details
22 March 2006, 12.30-4.30
With Vayu Naidu Company, Vayu's work explores and articulates the presence of the narrative storyteller, transposing RASA, 'the essence of performance,' toward the creation of performer presence. More details
Phillip Zarrilli and Klaus Seewald
10th May 2006, 12.30-4.30.
Phillip is internationally recognised for training actors using a psychophysical process combining yoga, especially Hatha Yoga, and the Asian martial arts Kalarippayattu and Tai Chi Ch'uan. He is professor of Performance Practice at Exeter.
Phillip will conduct this workshop in collaboration with Klaus Seewald of Theatre ASOU, Graz, Austria, whose work has been shown widely across Europe and South America. More details
24 May 2006, 12.30-4.30
Fiona Templeton's work ranges widely across many disciplines. She has been awarded fellowships from the U.S. National Endowment for the Arts in both Poetry and Visual Arts (new genres): and "Abendzeitung Muenchen Sterne des jahres' for theatre; and two fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts for performance, as well as one for playwright.More Details
21 June 2006, 12.30-4.30
Bella Merlin trained as an actor both in Britain and at the State Institute of Cinematography in Moscow.
She has worked extensively with director, Max Stafford-Clark, in The Permanent Way by David Hare (for which she was also one of the original researchers), She Stoops to Conquer, A Laughing Matter (all co-productions with Out of Joint and the National Theatre) and The Queen and I. More Details
More workshop artists and dates will be posted soon. For our latest news see The Presence Weblog.
All workshops will take place in the Department of Drama's spectacular new building, The Alexander Building at the Thornlea Site, University of Exeter.
Directions to the Department of Drama can be obtained from here.
Full contact details for the project are available from here.