5 Stages of Creative Practice, Denmark

ACHIEVE GREATER, CLEARER AND STRONGER PRESENCE AND VERSATILITY ON STAGE

A masterclass in Physical & Devised Theatre by David Glass

 

This 4-day workshop will give participants unique access to the five stages of creative practice method developed by renowned director and teacher David Glass. The five stages gives the participant a practical approach to physical and devised theatre, and gives the artist concrete tools to achieve a stronger presence on stage.

The workshop trains through five modes: Tools, Skills, Attitudes, Behaviour and Quality of Person. David uses ‘integrative learning’ circles to help students include what they already know into new ways of seeing, experiencing and reflecting. He see’s learning not as an ‘outcome’ but part of a holistic process that grows throughout a creative life.

The participants will come away with real tools, skills and insights that they can use immediately in any creative setting. The workshop will strengthen the participants self awareness as an artist. You will as participant gain clear insight in a practical approach to physical theatre and devising.

You will walk away from this workshop clearer, lighter and sharper.

 

Cost: 1.950,- DKK

Dates: 7-10 October 2020

Venue: National School of Performing Arts Denmark

For more information and booking click HERE

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Creative Practice @ Balkan Retreat (RESCHEDULED)

Dates: 21st – 23rd May 2020 (RESCHEDULED, NEW DATES TBC)

Cost: €350, including accommodation and meals

Location: Balkan Retreat, Serbia

Workshop Audience: all ages and all levels of experience

Workshop Size: Max 10 students + camping places for up to 4 more

 

David Glass’ teaching in fundamental ‘creative modes’ and his Creative practice are now recognised as powerful learning frameworks and tools, and used around the world in Social Development, Education and Business. David believes that all humans want is to have relationships with each other, the world around them and themselves. And through this fundamental desire, creativity naturally flows. These workshops teach practical creative and innovative practices and how we can adapt these to personal, project and organisational development. These workshops are rigorous, playful and powerfully transformative.

The Creative Learning is rooted in The Creative Practice Handbook, written by David Glass—a practical guide on using Creativity to enhance the impact of social, developmental, arts and educational communities worldwide through learning, training and practice.

Creative Practice and Modes

Creativity sits at the heart of how organisations work, how communities achieve wellbeing and how people and communities reach their full potential. The workshop will take the participants through the Five Stages of the Creative Process that is used in all forms of creative activity, from project development to arts projects and teaching:

  1. Preparation

  2. Origination

  3. Organisation

  4. Manifestation

  5. Reflection

 

David’s approach is fun, practical and rooted in real world skills. All of his training uses Games, Exercises and Forum Integrative learning to give a wide range of participants a direct experience and intellectual underpinning of this training. Students will come away with tools and skills and a framework that they can apply immediately to their work.

The Ensemble’s approach teaches the four fundamental engagement modes of directive, coached, facilitated and delegated behaviour. Soft, firm and strong engagement are developed with direct, indirect and ‘from behind’ approaches. In this training the participant will learn the power of open, closed and half open questioning along with the powerful relationship between proposal and provocation. The Ensemble has successfully trained facilitators in 40 countries across arts, social development and educational organisations.

Location

The workshop takes place at the Balkan Retreat, the residence of the Balkan Producing House.

The Balkan Retreat is a permaculture small-holding, located in a tiny village, Bešenovački Prnjavor, immersed in the beautiful natural surroundings of the forested Fruška Gora National Park, in Serbia, a very accessible Central European location. It is 5 minutes walk from the National Park and 15 minutes walk from a gorgeous lake, ideal for swimming.

The area is famous for its monasteries (the 17th in our village), magical woodland, protected flora and fauna, a wide variety of wild, edible mushrooms, magnetic fields, fresh water springs, wine, and hiking and biking routes. The area is also famous for being the birthplace of the most Roman Caesars!

Eco Site

The Balkan Retreat is a permaculture site with free-ranging chickens and Mangulica pigs. Our mission is to recycle, reuse, or repurpose as much waste/old material as we can. We try to learn from nature, rather than fight against it. We try to eat less meat, and when we do, ensure it is ethically sourced. We provide for vegetarian and vegan diets on request.

During the workshops, you will be provided with homemade, local and seasonal food and quirky but comfortable, shared accommodation. You can find photos and more information about facilities and the location on the Balkan Retreat website.

How to Book

Please email: info@balkan-retreat.com and we will send you a registration form.  We will ask for a 25% deposit to secure your place on the course. The rest of the amount is due before (or on) the first day of the course.

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5 day Devised Theatre & Story Intensive

Are you a performer, director or theatre maker looking to create work? Do you want to work with one of the leading names in devised and physical theatre, an artist who has been making groundbreaking work for decades and continues to be at the forefront of devised theatre here and internationally?

Devised theatre now sits at the heart of modern theatre practice. Here the actor as collaborative maker is central. The participants will explore the tools of eliciting, image-making, emergence, story structure and theme, to develop skills in the creation of original and authentic theatre. This is a must for any performer wishing to develop their own work. Over the five days, the participants will learn the fundamentals of Devised Theatre and will come away with tools and skills they can use immediately in creating work.

David is an international teacher and multi award winning theatre maker and his ex students include some of the top names in theatre and performance including Simon McBurney, Emma Thompson, Amit Lahav, Tom Morris and many more.

“David is one of the great teachers and artists of our time who has never been afraid to examine truth in all its manifestations; both beautiful and ugly, and has touched thousands of souls in a life-long quest to connect and build meaningful relationships.” –  Amit Lahav, Artistic Director of Gecko

Cost: £230 (concs/ early bird) £250 full price
Early bird deadline is January 10th

Dates: 10th -14th February 2020

Venue TBC but will be in or close to Central Manchester
To book your place please email: theperformersplayground@gmail.com

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Devised Theatre Creative Retreat

Devised physical theatre now sits at the heart of modern theatre practice.

London International Mime Festival and The Point are hosting this five day intensive workshop. Central to this week will be the performers as collaborative makers of total theatre. The participants will explore the tools of eliciting, image creation, emergence, story structure and theme, to develop skills in the making of original and authentic theatre.

David will introduce his five-stage Creative Practice used by many theatre companies worldwide including Gecko (UK) and Theatre Ash (Hong Kong). It sets out a clear framework for allowing self-led companies to develop visceral and robust work.

David’s approach to teaching is provocative, playful, challenging and rigorous. There will be the additional opportunity of an artist’s dinner and to share work informally in the evenings.

This intensive is for people with some previous performance experience, either as theatre students or professionals.

Dates: Monday 27th January 12 – 6pm Tuesday 28th January – Friday 31st January 10am -5pm

Location: The Point, Leigh Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 9DE

Cost:
£185 / £150 concessions (including shared accommodation & artists’ dinner OR
£130 / £100 concessions (own accommodation and artists’ dinner)

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