Masterclasses

FUNDRAISING FOR ARTISTS
Sat 30 Sep | 10am – 4pm | J3 | £5 (to cover lunch)

An indepth workshop for artists looking to raise funding from the Arts Council’s Grants for the Arts (G4A) Programme, the day will cover how Arts Council England supports independent artists, and look in detail at the under GBP15,000 G4A open application programme, including the application process and how decisions are made. Lunch will be provided, offering an opportunity to informally network with other local artists.
The workshop will be led by Cambridge Junction’s Artist Development Producer Catherine Willmore who also works as an Arts Council Relationship Manager and independent artist, giving her unique insight into G4A from both sides of the process.

Tea, coffee and lunch are provided. Bring a notebook and pen.

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Igor & Moreno  - Leaning and Falling
Wed 4 Oct | 6.30-9.30pm | J3

Igor and Moreno’s workshop will be an opportunity to step into the research field of their upcoming show ANDANTE which sees the theatre filled with smoke and smell. The physical practice of the workshop will use the principles of leaning and falling as triggers to put the body in motion and explore movement and spatial composition. The workshop will also encourage participants to find an alert performative state, in which all our senses can come into play when engaging with movement, the space and the people around us. Through both improvisation and set exercises it works on developing physical and vocal awareness. The workshop will include heavy elements of dance and voice, although no specific prior training is necessary - all performance experience welcome!
Igor & Moreno have been touring their critically acclaimed works Idiot-Syncrasy and A Room For All Our Tomorrows internationally since 2012 and have been nominated for the National Dance Awards and the Total Theatre Awards, among others. They are currently both associated artists of The Place (London) and TIR Danza (Italy).

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François Testory  - Solo Performance
Tue 10 Oct | 6.30-9.30pm | J3 | £20 / £15 Troop members (inc. booking fee)

A focused workshop led by François Testory who performs Medea (directed by Neil Bartlett) on Wednesday 11th October, addressed at performers and theatre students interested in the physicality and vocal possibilities of the solo performance.
François’s interdisciplinary and international experience has brought him to explore a diversity of performing styles / schools such as opera, musicals, mime, french "pantomime", physical theatre and techniques going from ballet, to View Points improvisation, passing by Frederick Husler’s vocal warm up. François was principle of the Lindsay Kemp Company and has collaborated with many diverse companies such as Ballet Rambert, Rose English, Simon Vincenzi, DV8 Physical Theatre, Punchdrunk and Gecko.

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Shôn Dale-Jones - What’s the Story?
Wed 8 Nov | 6.30-9.30pm | J3

The world is full of stories. There are stories everywhere, all around us, all the time. This workshop helps to discover and explore the stories you might want to tell and how you could tell them. It works through a mixture of improvisation and writing, with the writer as performer and the performer as writer. It puts ‘story’ at the centre of the theatre-making process. You can come with ideas or no idea.

Shôn has been making theatre for over twenty years, working as a writer, performer and director. He has won several awards including two Fringe Firsts, a Total Theatre Award and a BBC Audio Drama Award. He has made work with the Royal Court, Barbican, National Theatre Wales and the BBC. His work is both funny and touching, seamlessly mixing fantasy and reality, weaving the personal with the political.

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