MOVEMENT FOR INSTRUMENTALISTS
Sunday 5th Nov, 2017 / 13:00 - 17:00
Studio 3, St Oswalds Studios, London, SW6 1RH
(Adults £25, Students £20)
WHAT IS IT? This workshop has been designed to meet the demand of current theatrical practice which has begun to place the instrumentalist in and amongst the drama as it unfolds on stage. Whilst most current models of training for the classical instrumentalist focus of technical and musical excellence, this workshop will provide an opportunity to discover the dramatic and physical possibilities of your practice. The workshop will begin by exploring the dynamic relationship between instrument and artist, investigating ideas that challenge and stretch the constructs of the discipline. Through physical play and musical improvisation the group will be encouraged to step away from from traditional modes of physicality and expand the possibilities of playing and moving at the same time. The workshop should leave you with an approach to pushing the boundaries of your own craft as an instrumentalist and offer ideas for future collaboration within dramatic settings.
This workshop is run by Movement Director Rebecca Meltzer, and is part of Indomitable's outreach aim to develop artists through collaboration.
WHO IS IT FOR? For any professional or student instrumentalist with an open mind. Please bring your instrument with you, as our workshop will involve exploring the possibilities of moving and playing. Unfortunately on this occasion we cannot accommodate pianists. If you have any questions about your instrument or our workshop, please do not hesitate to get in touch - 07803 538706 / firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW CAN I BOOK MY PLACE? Places cost £25 for Adults, and £20 for Students (inc. over 60's & unwaged). You can book your place below through our paypal payment system. A confirmation email will be sent to you once payment has been received. Places are first come, first serve and cannot be reserved without payment. The total class size will be 15.
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TUTOR - REBECCA MELTZER
Rebecca works as a freelance Movement and Opera Director, her practice being inspired by her love of interdisciplinary performance, uniting her backgrounds in classical music, fine art and dance. Since graduating with a BMus from Durham University, Rebecca has undertaken a Masters degree in Movement: Directing and Teaching at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She has worked and trained as a Movement Director, Director and Assistant Director with companies and institutions including the Royal Opera House, British Youth Opera, National Opera Studios at Welsh National Opera, Dorset Opera Festival, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Blackheath Halls Opera, Edinburgh Studio Opera, The Music Troupe at Tête à Tête Festival. Most recently she collaborated with instrumentalists from the Vonnegut Collective at Manchester Contemporary Youth Opera and joined Genesis 16’s alumni choir, Echo, as movement director, exploring the physical and dramatic possibilities for choral music.