June 1, 2019

Good afternoon,

I’m afraid I scrapped the original blog post number 3 because I was not having any fun writing it.  It started to become merely a description of the way we devised work during the Performer’s Playground course   and  why    it    is    good   to   devise...

February 20, 2019

I’m going to write a bit about bodies in performance.  Being a deeply self conscious person I’ve never been at ease with my body as a performer.  As a wee young lad I went to a performing arts school on a Saturday and the hour of dance every week was a painful nightmar...

December 30, 2018

Hello!

This is a blog recording some of my experiences and thoughts as part of the Performer’s Playground Nov ’18 - Feb ’19.  At the request of the survivors, I will be referred to hereon-in simply as JJ.  Out of respect for the dead, the rest will be told exactly as it...

September 24, 2017

Hello,

I just want to let you know what we have been up to recently.

Since the course finished we ran Manchester's first ever Clown Festival, dedicated to laughter, comedy and the ridiculous. 22 acts decended on Exchange Square Manchester in The Omnitorium for 2 days of...

July 15, 2017

THE END

Hello! I (Charlie) wanted to wrap up my time on the Performer’s Playground course. A friend of mine once said to me that reflection is a vital part of the learning process that is so often missed. Without it there is no time to consolidate the lessons learnt and...

June 28, 2017

Hello this is Charlie again.

Hello.

Today I am recapping our adventures in bouffon and how very quickly the showcase on July 7th & 8th is approaching. Not that I’m plugging it or anything.

Bouffon. Quite a lot has happened in this module. I think it has been the most heat...

May 31, 2017

Hello, let me introduce myself. I am Charlie, one of the participants on the Performer's Playground course, who has been kindly coerced into writing a blog of my experience before the final showcase on the 7th & 8th July at Z-arts.


So what brings me to this lovely litt...

May 30, 2017

 

Do artists want to invest time in their craft? Do they want to take themselves on without fear of what they might discover? Do they care about growing and deepening their work? Artist development. Discuss.

Just one of the really interesting topics at the theatre moot e...

May 29, 2017

It starts with a game.

What sort of game?

Something for the fun. 

That would be good.

A game that releases all kinds of impulses.

Impulses that bound and leap that crash and explode, cheeky impulses that dance and flirt and wink and briefly, for a moment, take a fixed point...

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