Budding actors, musicians and dancers of all backgrounds are invited to play together using the language of body and movement. The goal of this workshop is to establish a common ground for listening where different styles of movement can come together. Participants will discover the differences between dramatic movement and lyrical movement, as well as mime, mimic and mimesis as modes of communication.
After the workshops participants will get the chance to perform as part of Wham Bam! Let’s get it on ma’am, a unique improvisation event where dance, theatre, mime and music, both professional and amateur, collide in an improvised play.
Each day of the festival there will be workshops taking place between 10.30am and 1.30pm. Led by international performers and directors, the workshops will focus on a range of acting and performance styles and techniques. Attendance is open to participating companies, festival volunteers, Midlands-based artists, students and interested audience members. Sign up for the workshops at the festival’s Hub when you collect your tickets. Limited capacity.