To Begin / To Go On / To The End is a master class workshop project looking at dramaturgical structure, and the economy of set-ups, developments and conclusions. Working through a series of short practical tasks the group will use composition, writing and improvisation to address the ideas in question, critiquing and developing ideas together across the two days. As well as developing practical skills and sensitivities the workshop attempts to share a conceptual framework and vocabulary useful in constructing and unpacking contemporary performance. The workshop will draw on Etchells' work, understanding and questions about theatre and performance, themselves fostered over the 30 plus years of his professional practice in theatre itself and in other art forms, from music and sound composition to writing and visual art.
The workshop is aimed at young/developing/emerging performance makers. Participants should have interest in and experience of making, performing in and/or writing for contemporary performance. The workshop will involve practical activity (improvisation, working to make short performances etc) as well as sharing ideas through discussion.
Number of participants: 15
The workshop will be held on 22 and 23 June, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Venue: Teatr Ósmego Dnia, ul. Ratajczaka 44, 61-728 Poznań
Participants will be required to organise and pay for their own travel, accommodation and food.
Fee: 150 PLN
Please send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org by 20 May.
Your application must be submitted in English, and include a brief biographic note (no more than 450 characters) outlining your profile and stating your date of birth. You should also attach a short text explaining why you want to take part in the workshop.