#JMKSpace: Using Circus in Theatre-Making with Gwen Hales
In this workshop we will explore how circus can enhance and highlight elements of a theatre production. We will look at the variety of circus skills and consider the inherent metaphors within each. And, as well as looking at the opportunities, we’ll also discuss the challenges of producing a show with circus in it. This 2 hour zoom workshop will involve an exercise involving text, so please bring a short section of a play, a monologue or a piece of narrative writing that you are happy to read out loud (max 1 minute of speaking time).
The session will take place 6.00 – 8.00pm on Thursday 25th February on Zoom.
This free #JMKSpace event is open to all and there are 30 places available. To apply to take part please complete the form at the bottom of this page no later than 5pm on Monday 22nd February.
As with all our events, please inform us as soon as possible if you are no longer able to attend.
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Previously an aerialist, a street performer, a fire-eater and a clown, Gwen has travelled the world performing with traditional and contemporary circuses. These days Gwen works as a freelance circus director, choreographer, and mentor, collaborating with circus and theatre companies and specialising in work that crosses the boundaries between skills and narrative. In 2018 Gwen gained a Masters degree in Circus Directing. Credits as aerial director/circus consultant include: The Sexual Health Circus, by The Sexual Health Circus, Aidy the Awesome, The Gramophones Theatre Company, The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, West Yorkshire Playhouse / The Bridge Theatre / Elliot and Harper / Catherine Shreiber / Jonathan Church, Peter Pan, Troubadour Theatre / BOV / NTP, The Borrowers, Tobacco Factory Theatre, Angels in America, National Theatre, Hetty Feather, West End & touring, And, as co-founder/performer: Flown by Pirates of the Carabina, winner of the Total Theatre Award for Physical Theatre.
6.00 – 8.00 pm on Thursday 25th February
#JMKSpace on Zoom
This event is FREE…
Thanks to The Golsoncott Foundation, The Thistle Trust, The Chapman Charitable Trust, The Noël Coward Foundation and Didymus for their support for #JMKSpace.