Exploring Festival Performance as a 'State of Encounter'
Festival Performance as a State of Encounter
As part of the Beyond Text Networks and Workshops programme, we will be running a one day practical workshop at the School of Performance and Cultural Industries, University of Leeds on Monday 20th April 2009.
We also have a Facebook group called ‘Festival Performance as a State of Encounter’. Please sign up for it if you are interested in this workshop and other related research activities.
The day will involve exploring notions of interactive and relational performance within a festival context. The work will be fun, edgy and will explore audience participation and interaction as fundamental principles of unexpected encounters with performers. Participants will be led through a devising process by Deborah Sanderson of Urban Angels Circus (www.urbanangelscircus.com) and Bev Adams of The Faceless Company (www.facelessco.com). As well as skills work there will be an opportunity to perform short pieces of work to a live audience by the end of the session.
The workshop is free and open to performance practitioners, graduates and postgraduate students of Drama, Theatre and Performance with a particular interest in audience interaction and varying forms of street theatre. Places are limited. If you would like to be considered for a place on this workshop, please send a CV and a 150 word expression of interest by e mail to Alice Bayliss to arrive no later than 31st March 2009.
We look forward to hearing from you,
Alice Bayliss, University of Leeds email@example.com
Rebekka Kill, Leeds Metropolitan University firstname.lastname@example.org