South West Art
Creative Catharsis drama workshops
Specialising in bespoke workshops, we creatively tailor all our workshops to meet our participants requirements & needs.
Creative Catharsis believe that Applied Drama can be used as an expressive tool to help guide and inspire individuals and groups, in learning more about themselves and others through the therapeutic mediums of Applied Drama; which stimulates ideas, challenges our conceptions and allows us the freedom to be artistically and creatively inventive.
Creative Catharsis specialises in being 'inspired by you' - we facilitate our workshops to enhance personal power, freedom, creativity and expression, using improvisation, narrative and both real or imagined stories as a tool to examine shared experiences through a dramatic framework. We take pride in the key terms of Applied Drama and use symbolism, role play and improvisational theatre to allow us a point of entry into the 'self', which welcomes us to engage in individual and group perspectives of society and happenings in the world around us. Applied Drama is an expressive tool that allows us to explore the relationship between knowledge and action.
Applied Drama is an umbrella term for the wider use of Drama practice in specific social contexts and environments. Applied Drama does not have to take place in a conventional theatre space. It can be shared with, or created for, a specific audience, making them the starting point and the driving force for what is often a personal based exploration of Drama.
Creative Catharsis is inspired by the freedom that Applied Drama offers, and we facilitate Drama & Theatre workshops tailored to the specific needs and requirements of Theatre Companies, Youth Theatres, Schools, Colleges, Individuals and Specialist Organisations.
These workshops essentially aim to teach the basic techniques of beatboxing to people of all ages and abilities. Not only will you learn how to physically make the sounds required for beatboxing but learn how to write and follow your own beatbox notation, working in pairs, groups and on your own individual performance. This involves focusing specifically on microphone and performance techniques as well as playing rhythmic games and working as a group on improvised songs. Learn how to use your voice in ways you never thought you could!
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Replica Dance Company offers a tailor-made educational programme, which can be based on the company repertoire, giving participants an insight into the choreographic process and the dancers' training and experience. All workshops and residencies are led by the members of the company.
The education programme is based on the company's repertoire and is particularly suitable for students from year 7 and upwards, through Key stages 3 and 4, further and higher education, to adult groups with dance experience. All workshops will include contemporary dance technique and creative tasks based on the ideas and movement style of the performance, although specific results for content will be considered.
Replica Dance Company is a fresh and exciting small–scale performance and education company, which is artistically directed by Hannily Bendell and Thomas Pickard. Inspired by historical accounts, film and vintage style the company fuse contemporary and balletic genres. Replica aims to stimulate new and experienced audiences. The company is mentored by Etta Murfitt (Matthew Bourne's Associate Director) courtesy of South East Dance.
We have a passion for fusing contemporary and balletic technique, and provide a foundation for work which is both innovative and accessible to all audiences. We also aspire to provide a creative and enjoyable learning environment to promote dance in education and the community.
Qualifications and Assets:
• BA (Hons) in Dance
• MA in Dance Performance
• Certificate in Education
• CRB checked
• Public Liability insured
Replica Dance Company offers a tailor-made educational programme, which can be based on the company repertoire, giving participants an insight into the choreographic process and the dancers’ training and experience. All workshops and residencies are led by the members of the company.
• 2 hour workshop
• Half a day workshop and studio performance
• Full day workshop and studio performance
• 2/3/4/5 day workshop and studio performance
• Independent projects and Dance Films
• Work Experience
The education programme is based on the company’s repertoire and is particularly suitable for students from year 7 upwards, through Key Stages 3 and 4, further and higher education, to adult groups with dance experience. All workshops will include contemporary dance technique and creative tasks based on the ideas and movement style of the performance, although specific requests for content will be considered.
For younger students the company can offer tailor-made workshops involving creative ideas that could be based on the Key Stage 1 or 2 curriculum.
No Fickle Promises (2010) – Choreographed by Replica Dance Company
A marital relationship in the 1940s in threatened when a man departs for war and his wife desperately attempts to prolong his exit. The work can tie in with history projects based on WWII.
Happening (2011) – Choreographed by Liz Richards
This works examines the concept of survival and how two strangers are drawn together. There is a large use of contact and partner work in this piece.
Stage combat workshops
Squire Theatre was founded in order to introduce students of all ages to the incredibly exciting world of stage combat. To demonstrate safe working practice and to encourage creative learning in a physically engaging and exciting manner, they specialise in providing professional quality stage combat training for a diverse range of clients ranging from schools to professional theatre and film productions.
We have all marvelled at the spectacular fight sequences in our favourite blockbusters or been astounded by the dynamic visceral intensity of a well-executed action sequence, but very few of us ever get the chance to play the hero ourselves. A lot of the time this is due to the misinformed belief that stage combat is in some way violent or dangerous. In fact the very opposite is true. Stage combat is all about safety and presentation; using safe and controlled techniques in order to create a repeatable performance that gives the illusion of violence. It is non-competitive, primarily non-contact and a great way to encourage team work, trust and physical fitness for all ages.
If you can not find the workshop you are looking for, contact one of our workshop coordinators and see if we can create one around your requirements. We have a fantastic team of artists and workshop coordinators that are here to help so give us a buzz on