Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Eccentric, Comic and Popular Dance for Actors and Clowns

A Residential course at The Actors Space in Sunny Spain

6-12 June 2016 (inclusive of travel days) 

Tutor: Dorothy Max Prior (aka Dorothy's Shoes)

Fee: £300 / €400 inclusive of tuition, accommodation and meals  
Discount Price £280

Booking enquiries: 
Tel: +44 7752 142526

Full price: £300
Reduced rate (for students of Actors Space or former Dorothy's Shoes courses)
£280 inclusive of tuition, accommodation & meals

Pay here by Pay Pal: click either £100 deposit, £180 balance, or £280 full amount.
A deposit of £100 secures your place. Full payment by 1 May 2016, please!

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The Dorothy's Shoes daffy dance workshop is back in Barcelona for 2016!

This week-long intensive workshop looks at the many and various possible uses of popular dance forms in contemporary performance; investigates the vaudeville tradition and its applications in modern theatre, performance and clown; and explores the potential of eccentric dance in the creation of comic or grotesque characters. 

Specifically, students can expect to:

Learn basic skills in ‘stage dance’ 
Learn classic pre-existing Eccentric Dance routines, such as those popularised by Laurel & Hardy, and the legendary Sand Dance.  
Explore a number of popular dance rhythms such as Charleston, Tango, Jazz/Swing, Rumba-Bolero/Mambo and investigate how these can be used for theatrical or comic effect
Develop  their own clown or comic persona.

The workshop culminates in a cabaret evening.

This workshop was a fabulous success at the Actors Space in 2015, and at Feverestival in Campinas (Brazil) in February 2016. Both course were attended by a broad range of people with different experiences and talents who worked, played, danced, and laughed together for one fabulous week.

There will be  new routines for June 2016 alongside the old favourites, so if you have previously taken part, come back! We are offering a fee reduction for course returners, or for previous students of other courses at The Actors Space, and for anyone who has previously worked with Dorothy's Shoes anywhere else..

For more about The Actors Space, including travel information, see here.  Please note that the course fee does not include travel – although someone will come and pick you up from Vic train station! Fly either to Barcelona or Girona airports, then catch a train to Vic. It's very easy!

Arrive: Monday 6 June 2016
Course: 5 days, Tuesday 7 – Saturday 11 June
Depart: Sunday 12 June