Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Eccentric, Comic and Popular Dance for Actors and Clowns
A Residential course at The Actors Space in Sunny Spain

3 June 2015 @ 16:00 – 9 June 2015 @ 10:00
Cost: €380 – inclusive of tuition, accommodation & meals
Tutor: Dorothy Max Prior

Booking enquiries: aureliusproductions@gmail.com 
Tel: +44 7752 142526
£280 inclusive of tuition, accommodation & meals

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Fancy a week of deft and daft dancing in the beautiful Catalan hills in sunny June? Gorgeous farmhouse, tasty meals – and a great week of dancing delights! A relaxed, fun workshop aimed at professional actors/clowns/dancers – although enthusiastic amateurs with some dance experience very welcome too!

From the Music Hall and Variety stages of Europe to American Vaudeville and the Hollywood heyday of silent film; through the longstanding Cabaret traditions to contemporary Clown and Postmodern Performance – Eccentric Dance has manifested in many different ways. An inspirational list of artists – from Charlie Chaplin, Laurel & Hardy, and Josephine Baker through to modern purveyors such as Liz Aggiss, Spymonkey and even Gangnam Style star Psi – have contributed to the development of the form.

The workshop will look at the many and various possible uses of comic and popular dance forms in contemporary performance; will investigate the vaudeville tradition and its applications in modern theatre, performance and clown; and will explore the potential of eccentric dance in the creation of comic or grotesque characters.

Course tutor Dorothy Max Prior has over thirty years experience in the performing arts – from punk-rock drummer to performance artist; ballroom dance teacher to street arts choreographer and site-specific theatre-maker. She has an ongoing interest in social dance, vaudeville, and popular theatre, and endeavours to both honour and usurp those traditions in her performance work. She is a co-director of The Ragroof Players, working mostly as choreographer/dance teacher and dramaturg, and also makes her own work under the name Dorothy’s Shoes

For more about the Actors Space's facilities and location see their website – but NB they are not handling bookings for this course, please contact Aurelius Productions for all enquiries.

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