Events

The Oak is home to a whole range of exciting events, including our own annual Fly High convention and perfomances. You can also see us and Lost in Translation out and about in our local community or further afield.

Performer Training Workshops with Jo Moss

Monday 19 – Friday 23 March | 5 days of intensive 3 hour a day physical theatre workshops. | 15 hours | £200 for the week.

Theatre training workshop for professional or semi-professional physical performers from all disciplines/backgrounds. The 5 days will be both mentally and physically challenging. Offering participants the opportunity to push themselves and test their personal limits in a safe environment, letting go of their social masks and rediscovering their natural instincts in the process. The emphasis will be on the evocative imagination of the body, which Jan Fabre referred to as “biological/physiological acting” we will be exploring these concepts via some of Fabre’s renowned training exercises. A psychophysical/ physiological approach engaging both the mind and the body to unlock and develop freedom of expression whilst being based in specific acts.

The workshop/course will encourage students to examine their own individual process, helping them to explore and surpass their own physical and mental boundaries. Focus will be on your connection to your own body, the space around you and connection
to the group.

I take inspiration from working with Lloyd Newsom from DV8, Franco Dragone and Jan Fabre from Troubleyn Company as well as the study and practice of practitioners like Yoshi Oida, Grotowski, Stanievski, Meisner and Meyerhold. Drawing from my 10 years of professional performing and teaching experience to create a unique blend of challenging, high energy work.

Some Key Terms:
Transformation
Repetition
Metamorphosis
Engaging the emotions through a physiological approach
Releasing the body and finding freedom in movement through the imagination
Impulse and spontaneity, individually and as a group

Please wear plain clothes in which you can move, avoiding brands and loud patterns. This is to allow transformation to happen from a more neutral place. Please bring knee pads and a change of clothes.

For over 10 years I have been involved in circus and theatre creating work around the world. Trained in the UK, France and Belgium’s Ecole Superior Des Arts Du Cirque, specialising in Cyr wheel. Last year I graduated from RADA with an MA in theatre creation and acting. I’m a founding member and director of theatre company New Public and am currently developing my own narrative driven circus shows aside from this.

Circus250 Open Days

We’ll be giving you the opportunity to run away with the circus this April at our open days with free workshops for all ages. There’ll be chances for you and your little ones to try your hand at circus skills, get creative with some special guests and explore a trail of Norwich historic Churches. We’ll also be hosting community cabaret performances from our students and professional performers and tutors, so stay tuned for more news.

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