Theatre Grottesco Workshop
September 7, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Theater Grottesco Workshop
Saturday September 7
Starts at 1pm
Presence and Ensemble
What is theatre? It often begins with a script on the page, but it doesn’t have to necessarily.
Some theatrical performances are developed through physical and improvisational techniques, where the information comes from the bodies and voices of the performers. This is what we explore in this workshop.
Presence and Ensemble are the foundations of physical performance. All physical
styles start here. The work is also fundamental for all styles of theater and for film.
Individuals will work on instinctual response, rhythm, a relaxed, heightened energy and
an economy of movement. Ensemble Training is about adjusting personal rhythms and
instincts to the group; the balance of space; imagery through movement and sound;
focusing the audiences attention and the dynamics of “play”.
Come prepared to move with loose clothing, jewelry removed and hair back. We work barefoot. Workshop will be 2-3 hours.
Venue: Sunflower Theatre
Located in the historic Basin Industrial Bank building adjacent to the KSJD radio studios in downtown Cortez, Colorado.