Facilitated by Anna Yen
This workshop is for performers, actors, singers, circus performers, clowns, musicians, dancers, performance devisors, directors and drama teachers.
The program includes:
- games to invite our playfulness and the pleasure to be on stage
- performance exercises to explore what it means “to be present” and in “complicity” with other performers
- movement sequences from the Feldenkrais Method designed to heighten the perception of one’s self-use, rediscover an organic sense of movement with more ease and less tension, and discover options.
- rhythm as a foundation for creative play
- a beautiful writing exercise that begins from the physical
PlayMoves is facilitated by theatre-maker, performer and Feldenkrais Method practitioner Anna Yen. Our quest is to awaken the performer, inviting the attentive and joyful performing physical presence that marries risk with vulnerability and self-confidence with authenticity.
Dates: July 6 – 7, 2019
Time: 10 am – 4.00pm
Venue: BrisWest Centre, La Trobe Tce, Paddington, Brisbane. Qld. Australia.
Payment: $190 / $170 Early Bird Payment by June 8, 2019.
Bookings: Pre-booking and prepayment are required for this workshop. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
If this is your first time at a PlayMoves workshop, please include a brief biog and short statement on why you are keen to participate. Numbers are limited. Enquiries: Anna 0417 623 886, (07) 3846 1651.
Payments: Payment can be made by Direct Deposit – Account Name: Anna Yen BSB: 06 4131 Account Number: 00655275. Please include your last Name and ‘PlayMoves’ with payment.
Comments from PlayMoves for Performers participants:
“This has been the most awakening and inspiring workshop I have attended in a while. Really wonderful.” Actor
“I feel as though I’ve been woken up – opened to new ways of being and reminded of others I’d forgotten.” Musician
“Extremely valuable. Workshops like this one help to reaffirm one’s creativity.” Actor
Anna Yen is a performer, theatre maker, and Feldenkrais Method ® practitioner. Her work spans theatre, contemporary circus, physical theatre, and film. Anna is the recipient of a Churchill Fellowship, a Matilda Award Commendation for solo show “Chinese Take Away”, a Best Costume Design Matilda Award collaboratively with GUSH co-creators for “Monsteria”. She teaches Awareness Through Movement at the Qld Conservatorium of Music, is a trainer at Vulcana and was a guest artist for YConnect. Anna performed in “The Serpent’s Table” Sydney Festival, ‘It All Begins With Love” and “Monsteria”. She was a Finalist for the 2018 Qld Premier’s Drama Award with her play ‘Slow Boat’.www.playmoves.org