Physical Theatre Residency facilitated by John Britton in Uttarakhand, India


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This Physical Theatre Residency organized by MADMAN AND ME, will be lead by John Brittton.

The BRIEF for the residency is as follows:

PERFORMING THE NOW!: Performing the Known and the Unknown

All performance is live – in front of a camera, an audience, on the street. While you perform, you have to be live inside your work. If a performer is not fully present, the performance will not be really live.

‘Being live’ is not luck, it is technique – technique based on reaction, openness, fearlessness and confidence.

This residency is going to help you develop techniques of liveness and presence.

Training through physical improvisation, the residency will look at the meeting between improvised and rehearsed work – between the expected and the unexpected – so that you, the performer, develop your skills in keeping performance really spontaneous – however carefully rehearsed it is.

We will develop the physical and mental disciplines that allow us to perform our work always ‘for the first time’, even if the work is something we have performed a hundred times before.

John Britton is the Artistic Director of DUENDE. He directs and performs internationally across the worlds of theatre, dance, circus, cabaret, improvisation, site-specific and interdisciplinary work. He is also the Founder and Artistic Director of The DUENDE School of Ensemble Physical Theatre. He is utterly committed to the liveness of live performance. His training process is rigorous and physical, based on an unwavering commitment to finding deep pleasure in the process of performing.

DATES: 6th May to 15th May 2017.

FEES: This will include the tuition fees, hearty meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner), accommodation (dormitory style), bus pickup and drop at previously declared time from Kathgodham railway station.

VENUE: Almora, Uttarakhand.

Kindly send us the following information if you wish to participate-
1. Your CV or a short bio.
2. A short write up on why you would like to attend this residency (not more than 300 words).

All queries and applications must be sent to

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