CONTEMPORARY CIRCUS PERFORMANCE TEAM
Professional training and performance opportunities
£135 p/10 week block: audition only
RoguePlay are very keen to support development of future performers and so are pleased to offer professional training and performance opportunities through our Contemporary Circus Performance Team programme.
The Performance Team is for adults and those aged 16+ who are keen to take their aerial training to a higher level and focus on becoming professional performers. The course aims to support students who are committed to developing a career in the aerial arts, and becoming a high level performer whilst developing their performance experience and repertoire.
The sessions focus on skills development on bars (hoop, & trapeze), verticals (rope, silk & straps) and ground skills (acrobalance & acrobatics), whilst also working with physical theatre techniques, narrative and emotional engagement to devise performance material.
These practical sessions also utilise text based material, such as poetry, devised prose and vocal recordings, as well as imagery and visual stimulus as starting points for creative material, which are then explored through a series of physical theatre and aerial theatre based exercises such as states of tension, discovering real emotion and harnessing narrative through movement and body. Essentially the working practice is influenced by the combination of high level skill development and creative exercises working with the active and passive body. Understanding the implicit ‘active’ parts of the body that require the performer to execute a move whilst at the same time freeing the rest of the ‘non-active’ body to play and move in space, and how this is used to create gestural, emotional and narrative content for performance.
The team will be presented with an array of professional performance opportunities through which to build their experience as well as their CV’s and gain the opportunity for feedback from professionals, peers and audience members. Performance opportunities will take place both indoor and out and will be delivered in a professional context. Participants will also be given space to follow their own creativity in developing and working on aerial theatre material.
The course runs in blocks of 10 weeks, with sessions taking place for 2 hours every Thursday from 6-8pm.
Attendance on the course is by way of audition only, during which you will be asked to work through a series of ground based physical theatre exercises as well as demonstrate something of your skill in the air.
*You do not have to be a high level aerialist or professional actor to attend and you do not have to have had lots of previous performance experience, this course is designed to help you with those things, but you must have some existing skill aerially (on at least one piece of equipment) and theatrically.*
(Once you have secured a place there is no need to re-audition for future blocks)
NEXT AUDITION DATES:
16th Jan 2020, 6-8pm
NEXT SESSION DATES:
Jan 16th- March 19th 2020
Unit 8, Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley St, Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 5RT
£135 per 10 week block