State of Play
3 day performance workshop
with Richard Kimberley
This is a workshop close to my heart. This is where my life as a player comes through me. The tingle that runs through me when an audience is around.
"Play is a state and to play on the stage is a skill."
This is a workshop aimed for performers, people looking to expand their experience and train expand their play muscles. The workshop is rooted in the pleasure of play 'le jeu' inspired by the work of Philippe Gaulier and structured by the mimo-dynamic work of Jaques Lecoq. Mixed through my own experience of stage and street and working with humans of all sizes of the last ten years.
We will explore the state of being ready to play, to welcome play and to hunt the play. Through games and stage improvisations we will focus our exploration on the sparkle of pleasure and learn great tools for anyone wishing to understand their craft more.
The State of play is one of creation. Once the state is reached it writes alone. You know what to do. No thinking is necessary. We leave the room of Acting and move in the space of reacting. To take the moment into your hands and let it play you. To be open to react. Eyes open in a state of aliveness the audience hooked on your every move.
The workshop is open to anyone with interest to develop their stage play. Some stage experience is helpful, non is also ok i will work to where you are at.