Physical Articulation for Comedy
Thu 14 Feb
TIME10am – 2.30pm
Some comical and physical techniques
Physical Articulation for Comedy involves body isolation, contemporary mime, applied mask technique, mimicry, object manipulation, and contextual improvisations. This introduction to physical theatre movement technique concentrates on the articulation of the body and interactions with each other and objects in context with movement and space to create clear non-text comical narratives and expressions. Participants will learn how to isolate movements, use personal eccentricities to a comical advantage, and how to create and break rhythm in order to create laughter.
Kallo Collective is a physical theatre and contemporary circus company producing high quality non-text based. The company performs internationally with bases in Finland, France and New Zealand. The founding members all studied together at the physical theatre school of Jacques Lecoq in Paris and all members have a background in circus training. Gemma Tweedie is an interdisciplinary artist from Christchurch (NZ) currently based in Finland. She gained her B.F.A. from Otago Polytechnic and studied in the Scenography department at Jacques Lecoq in Paris. Gemma has been collaborating with Thomas Monckton since 2014, winning Best Physical Theatre for their 2015 New Zealand Fringe Festival demo Chameleon and Only Bones. Thomas Monckton is a performer, director, and teacher of physical based performance. His most common pastime is looking for the thing he put down while looking for the thing he put down. He is mildly allergic to cherry tomatoes and has performed in approximately 28 different countries.
Includes one ticket to Only Bones v.10, Tue 12 Feb – Sat 16 Feb, unless otherwise sold out. This will be arranged following booking and full payment
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