Workshop with Kenneth Spiteri

Mirramu Creative Arts Centre

Sunday 19 August 2018 from 9.30am to 6.30pm

$50 per person

Open to professional dancers, actors, choreographers, theatre-makers and any members of the community interested in theatre and performance. 

Workshop topics include:

  • The dramaturgy of space
  • Importance of ‘the image’
  • The Artist vs The Craftsman
  • Redefining story
  • Biography vs Archetype
  • Space as vessel
  • The dramaturge as mirror

Provisional timetable

  • 9.30am: arrival
  • 9.45 – 10.30am: movement warm-up
  • 10.45 – 1pm: dance-drama session
  • 1pm – 2pm: lunch – Participants are asked to bring a plate to share for lunch.
  • 2 – 4pm: dance-drama session
  • 4.30 – 5.30pm: dance-drama session
  • 5.30 – 6pm: Liz Showing of excerpts from Crone (a new dance solo)
  • 6pm – 6.30pm: Join us for a bowl of soup and discussion 

About Kenneth Spiteri

Kenneth has been working as an actor, dance dramaturge and theatre maker for 25 years.   Born in Australia, grew up in Canberra, studied theatre with institutions in Paris (Pantheatre and L’Ecole Jacques Lecoq) and in Germany (WIW Academy).

He has lived in Berlin for the most part of the past 10 years where he has worked with legendary theatre director Peter Zadek and the internationally acclaimed company Familie Flöz.  Most recently he has been in Malta working with the national theatre company Teatru Malta as a dramaturge/movement director as well as for Teatru Manoel as an actor in the lead role of the mainstage production of The Crucible.

Spiteri says, ‘I am looking forward to returning to the ACT and reconnecting with actors, dancers and theatre makers through this workshop.  In this one-day intensive I am looking to provide some simple improvisation structures that allow performers a platform to explore their work as individual artists or groups.

‘The work will respond directly to performance offers from the participants, be it movement based phrases, texts, songs or dramaturgical ideas that they would like to explore for the day.’

To enrol email eizabeth.mirramu@gmail.com

 

Dancecology visits Mirramu

taiwan-april-2018.jpgAfter Easter we were very happy to welcome back to Mirramu members of Dancecology from Taiwan to undertake ongoing work for the Contours dance film project begun in 2016.

Mirramu Dance Company’s part of this project was supported by ACT Government funding and Dancecology was supported by arts funding from Taipei.