Human Zoo: Playful Practice

Human Zoo: Playful Practice

This workshop will focus on developing the art of playfulness

The Zoo Animals have developed a way of making work which holds up the idea that we can play lightly with things that matter deeply. This is central to our devising process, leading us to making visually compelling, physically engaged work using clowning, puppetry, movement and ensemble based story-telling to create narratives which are both entertaining and moving.

This workshop will focus on developing the art of playfulness, creating a supportive and warm environment where it is safe to be bold, to try something new, and to fail horrendously without consequence.

This workshop will explore how Human Zoo create work in the very beginning stages of a devising process, and at how we can form powerful, playful and brave ensembles as theatre-makers, using clowning, ensemble and movement based workshops.

Human Zoo are a multi-award winning, internationally touring theatre company established in 2013. Previous work includes indoor shows 'The Hive', 'The Girl Who Fell in Love With The Moon' and 'GIANT', outdoor work includes 'Monotone Man' for Lyric Hammersmith, Latitude, Greenwich Int Festival and Watford Palace and 'Theatre on the Market' for Croydon Council.

The company is currently working with leading scientists at STFC/ EUSA, in association with Cornerstone Arts, to create a new production and engagement project bringing space science onto stage, with two other productions in early R+D stages.

The workshop is from 2-4pm.

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