27. – 31.8.2018 CLOWN, COMEDY and MUSIC workshop with Toby PARK and GOOD TIMING and big emotions : MELODRAMA and ACTING workshop with Katharina BOLL

Clown, Comedy & Music

led by Toby Park, managing artistic director & musical director of Spymonkey and comedy director at the RSC London

Music has always played a huge part of the Spymonkey creative process – we think early on in our writing about what the show might offer in the way of deliciously inappropriate original songs, musical theatre genres that we want to explore, unlikely cover versions of existing songs, speciality variety acts, original music in a range of genres and styles to inspire us to new choreographic heights, sound effects that establish their own theatrical conventions (and then break them hilariously).

Musical performance comes with its own set of recognisable conventions: conventions of genre, of status relationships, of audience expectation, of ‘how things ought to be’. And as comedic performers we are drawn to these structures like kids to a climbing frame – they supply us with the framework on which we can swing, dance, vault, somersault, generally have a ball. We can also fall off them and hurt ourselves: there’s risk and danger there too, which keeps everything exciting.

In this 5 day workshop we will explore how Spymonkey use music to lead us into unique and totally original comedic territory. We will explore Pleasure: the clown’s pleasure of being ridiculous on stage, the generous pleasure of playing with our friends, the pleasure of performing music together, the pleasure of pursuing grand ambitions, of unlikely choices, of aiming high, of making terrible mistakes and failing woefully! The pleasure of making an audience laugh their socks off.

How do you start to build a musical speciality act? How do you create a brilliant dance routine? How do you write a song that will make people piss their pants? How can music unite a disparate group of performers into one vibrantly harmonic unit? (And then have it all fall apart again catas12trophically?) Using the principles of clown that will be familiar to students of Spymonkey’s work – vulnerability, generosity, pleasure, optimism, complicity – we will explore all these things and more.

If you have an instrument we’ll ask you to bring it with you. But you won’t need to be able to play an instrument, or to sing, or to have done a Spymonkey workshop before, to stretch your musical and comedic sensibilities in order to create new work unique to you.

Where: Tangotanzen macht schön , Oranienstraße 185, 10999 Berlin

When:  27.-31.8.2018, 12-16h

Cost: 295.-€,                   early bird 275.-€ full booking until 30 may 2018

Both Workshops for 450.-€ (instead of 490.-€)

As the workshops are a group-process, it is NOT possible to book single days. Only the WHOLE workshop is bookable. If you can not come on one or more days due to working or studdying problems, NO REDUCTION of the costs can be given.

for booking contact:  Katharina Boll, kawb@gmx.de, Tel: +49 157 30 30 11 70

 

scrooge

Good timing and big emotions : Melodrama and acting

led by Katharina Boll, award-winning writer-director, http://www.katharinawboll.com

The variations of playing a role or a great caracter in a good story are so many and diverse. If a good timing is the queen of a great story, the pleasure of the game and a wonderful complicity with your partner are the structure that holds her up.

We will explore how to seduce a partner in a good game and how to find lifely, passionate, crazy, wonderous, subtle ways of making your caracter on stage versatile, surprising and unique. We’ll explore how to glide through a wonderful story,  how to lead a game, how to be led in a game, how to make your choice in your game, how to stop interpreting but start creating a world with your partners and so touch an audience rather then enlighten them.

How to make the audience dream around your game. Where to look for a big, generous, unique, surprising and vulnerable acting so that we can see you and dream with you.

In the beautiful world of human stories: tragic, beautiful, astonishing, sometimes bitter, sometimes courageous, revolting and very emotional.

Explore the big emotions, all of these „don’t be so emotional“s, find their dignity and beautiful lightness. Yours.

Where: Tangotanzen macht schön , Oranienstraße 185, 10999 Berlin

When:  27.-31.8.2018, 9-11h30

Cost: 200.-€,                   early bird 180 .-€ full booking until 30 may 2018

Both Workshops for 450.- € (instead of 490.- €)

it is NOT possible to book single days. Only the WHOLE workshop (s) is (are) bookable. If you cannot participate on one or more days due to working or studdying problems, NO REDUCTION of the costs can be given.

for booking contact:  Katharina Boll, kawb@gmx.de, Tel: +49 157 30 30 11 70

Pictures from melodrama and acting workshops last years

cechov 1

B

bouffonne et macbeth 3

Pictures from the Summer Workshops Clown with Toby Park in Berlin 2017

Clown 1

clown 3

Clown 2

 

 

 

 

Advertisements