Troop Skill Sharing Space
Do you have a skill you are itching to share?
A monthly practical session led by Troop Members
When: First Tuesday of the month, 7:30pm-9pm
There is so much talent within Troop, and we’d love to give an you an opportunity to share a small part of your practice with everyone. And for everyone else to add another skill to their performance kit or maybe get a taste of a different artform. It could be you are a playwright or a dancer, a clown or an opera singer, we’d love to have you come and teach us a new skill! Each skill sharing will be about an hour and very practical. They aim to be:
- Lead by a fellow member of Troop who practices that skill/artform
- Highly practical (so you will be doing the thing)
- An opportunity to meet others through doing
- Pay What You Feel or, free for Troop Members. Informal
In order to make the workshops manageable, we’re ticketing them and getting a ticket in advance means you are guaranteed a spot. It might be there are slots still available on the day, but we would recommend booking in advance.
The next Skill Sharing Spaces will be on…
Tuesday 5 December session: Getting aback of the story with Marion Leeper
In this workshop, we’ll explore ways of playing with the ‘storytelling triangle’, the relationship between story, storyteller and audience. We’ll look at how to stand behind the story, and how, in addition to the performer, audiences shape a story. After the workshop, you’ll come away with a few techniques for shaping a traditional story and finding the ways that stories speak to the present.Marion Leeper is a teller of traditional tales in strange places, from damp woods to abandoned churches and nuclear bunkers. She brings to life the forgotten stories of the past: a sixteenth century steel-sharp woman knight, a vengeful fen water-spirit, the boy with a tree growing out of his head, digging out old stories and reworking them for the present day in complicity with her audience.
On Tuesday 7 February session: What do those hands mean? A short intro to South Asian dance with Ranjini
Have you ever watched a South Asian dance and wondered what was going on? OK, there’s a story here. But what is it? In this workshop, part of the monthly Troop Skills Share, we’ll learn some of the hand gestures and movements used to tell a story in Kuchipudi, a dance style from south India, and you can have a go at making your own meaning up!
Ranjini is a Kuchipudi dancer and PhD student at the University of Cambridge. She’s performed a fair bit and now is figuring out if she’s cut out to be a choreographer. You can find out a little more about what Ranjini is exploring in this ‘Research Pop-up’ video produced for Newnham College’s 150th anniversary festival in 2021:
WE NEED YOU!
If you are interested in sharing a practical element of your artistic practice, you need about an hour of activity for around 12-14 people. Ideally, flexible enough so it can work with lower numbers. You can let us know your interested using the link below.
Please contact [email protected] if you are having trouble booking your free place