CASA Latin American Theatre Workshops 4th July – 10th September

In 2012 CASA Latin American Theatre launches its Community Engagement Workshops. These are principally aimed at engaging the Latin American population in London, and giving them the chance to tell their stories. We are also currently planning a youth summer school and events throughout August. Our first set of workshops is aimed at 25-40 year olds but are open to anyone who is 18+

– What are they?
3 sets of weekly evening workshops by two theatre companies and one professional drama facilitator that are designed to engage 25-40 year old Latin Americans living in London to help build confidence, promote integration, explore shared stories and issues and most importantly have fun. The sets of workshops can be taken individually, but we particularly encourage people to participate in all three sets to fully explore different ways of working and different styles of performance.

– When are they?
Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm to 10pm starting on the 4th July and running for 10 weeks. The workshops will run in grouped sessions, please see timetable for further details.

– How much and where?
The workshops will be held in the rehearsal space in the offices CASA share with partner company Tangled Feet at:
Friars House, 157-168 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8EZ.
Each workshop will cost £3 which will include refreshments. You can buy a pass to all 10 workshops for only £25.
Spaces are strictly limited to 20 per workshop so book early to avoid disappointment.

– I’m not an actor, are these for me?
Absolutely. These workshops are aimed at non-professionals and the facilitators are experienced in creating a space and an atmosphere where it is possible to create and explore without the fear of failure or the need to be experienced. We have been telling stories to each other since the dawn of time, you probably told a story over dinner last night. These workshops are just about finding new and exciting ways to tell those stories.

– I’m interested, tell me more
For more information about each workshop and the artists and companies running them please see our calendar here.

If you have any questions please contact the workshop co-ordinator Amy Rosario at nuestracasa@casafestival.org.uk with the subject “Workshops” in the message line.

– Programme

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Dates

Company or Artist

Workshop Information

4th & 11th Jul

6.30pm – 10pm

£3 per session

(£25 for all 10)

Friars House,

157-168 Blackfriars Rd, London,

SE1 8EZ.

Javiera Favre

(Independent Practitioner)

I invite you all to a creative journey where, through drama, we will explore our identity, interests, similarities and differences. We will share our stories, we will re-invent them and we will bring them to life. We will search for common a language in order to shape a collective and fun experience. There will be no right or wrong, but there will be ourselves letting our imagination run wild.

 

18th & 25th Jul

1st & 8th Aug

6.30pm – 10pm

£3 per session

(£25 for all 10)

Friars House,

157-168 Blackfriars Rd, London,

SE1 8EZ.

 

Firehouse Creative Productions

– Rachel Parish

– Cristina Catalina

 

The Food Project

Over four workshops. A team of three of the firehouse artists engages a community with questions investigating their relationship to food. Through gathering memories, personal stories and offering opportunities for creative engagement. We particularly encourage participants to work bring along members of their families – parents or children – to create a rich fabric of stories, backgrounds and ages.

 

15th, 22nd, 29th Aug

5th Sep

Plus presentation on the 10th Sep

6.30pm – 10pm

£3 per session

(£25 for all 10)

Friars House,

157-168 Blackfriars Rd, London,

SE1 8EZ.

 

The Movement Lab

– Heriberto Montalban

 

Body, Space and Rhythm: Basic tools for the Storyteller

 

In this workshop participants will explore the inter-connectedness of the body, space and rhythm with the story they are telling. We will investigate the principles of how to construct a story using images, voice, movement and text.

 

The work will be divided into three strands:

·   Mask and Embodiment

·   Movement Foundation

·  The Physical Storyteller

The workshop is entirely practical and participants should expect to engage in solo and ensemble improvisation, mask work and movement technique

To reserve a place or if you have any questions please contact Amy Rosario at nuestracasa@casafestival.org.ukwith “Workshops” in the subject line.

INFORMATION ON THE ARTISTS & COMPANIES

Javiera Favre (Independent Artist) – An only child to Chilean parents. I was born in West London in 1982. At the age of 4 I moved to Chile, leaving behind memories and friends that I did not know I would ever come back to. The beautiful sites and flavors of my long skinny country witnessed my journey to becoming a theatre person. After I finished my drama studies at ARCIS University in Santiago (2005), I became a drama teacher. The fusion between theatre and education opened to me a whole new world of possibilities within the field. It is then that I decided to come to London to continue with my education in search of new tools and understandings. I graduated from my MA in Applied Drama (2011) and since then I have been exploring the endless possibilities of drama as a transformative tool within the community and educational settings.

Firehouse Creative Productions – Firehouse Creative productions develops international performance work inspired by distinct communities, inviting voices from diverse and historical background to share a creative space in our performance making process. We often incorporate true story into the creative process. This approach is based in our belief that each individual story can give us insight into the universal truths, offering unique and vibrant avenues into creating contemporary theatrical events. http://www.firehousecreativeproductions.com/

 Rachel Parish, Artistic Director (Workshop Leader of the Firehouse Creative Productions) Rachel’s work includes devising and directing new plays, creating installations and interactive performances, as well as university posts and conference presentations. Her specialty is in collaborative practice, devising theatre, gathering people’s real stories, and blending true stories with classic texts. Her work has taken place in London, the USA, and in West Africa, with support from organisations including Arts Council England, UNESCO, and the AHRC. Rachel trained at the National Theatre Studio and Central School of Speech and Drama. Recent academic posts include lecturing, workshops and performances at University of Georgia, Macon State University, and Georgia College and State University and at the Crossroads Writers Conference at Mercer University.

The Movement Lab is a team of theatre lecturers and industry professionals delivering specialized conservatoire style training in mask, movement, improvisation and theatre styles to Universities and Drama Schools”. We hope that this will be a permanently funded project and create an established community group and invite different companies and artists to run workshops all year around for ten weeks. http://www.movementlab.co.uk/

 Heriberto Montalban (Workshop Leader of The movement Lab) Actor, teacher and designer. Heriberto trained at LISPA  and holds an MFA in Actor Created Physical Theatre. He has work as an actor and collaborator with several companies including Les Mondes Contraires, Cia Huma, The Gate Theatre and You Need Me. His interest in a deeper approach to archetypes through masks, led him to research and study the links between mask and myth, the collective unconscious and creative expression.

Workshop The Creative Journey
Javiera Favre
July 4, 2012
Friars House, 157-168 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8EZ.

Name                                     Contact Phone                         Email

Heriberto Rocha 077 20436795 hstaines@yahoo.com
Elena (LAWRS) volunteers@lawrs.org.uk
Aline Jewell 07595839570 alinejewell@googlemail.com

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