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Puppetry Fundamentals 2017

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Kickstart your New Year with one our most popular and acclaimed courses, returning for 2017.

On January 14th & 15th, explore all the Fundmentals in a comprehensive and fun weekend that will share with you puppetry's core skills.

We will explore essentials like breath, impulse, focus, animation, and look at solo and multiple manipulation of puppets, to give you a solid foundation for your puppetry skills, with exercises that apply to a whole range of puppetry types.

No experience necessary the course will introduce the ways of bringing puppets and objects to life, to develop meaningful manipulation that is expressive and emotionally truthful.

Suitable for anyone interested in working with puppets actors who want to add skills; playworkers, teachers, therapists and anyone interested in using puppets in other contexts; beginners intrigued by the possibilities of puppetry; or more experienced performers looking for a high quality refresher on key skills.

Puppets and objects to work with will be provided, although you are welcome to bring figures that you are working with, or intending to work with, and get started in bringing them to brilliant life.

The perfect Xmas gift for the puppetry-curious in your life!

https://brightonpuppetryschool.com/courses-2/performing/puppetry-fundame...

And for more inspiration, why not explore the rest of our programme of high quality courses in Making, Performing and Creating with puppets here: https://brightonpuppetryschool.com/courses-2/diary/

Haphazard 2017 - Call for Proposals

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hb | Word of Warning and Z-arts are calling for proposals and expressions of interest from artists for Haphazard, our fourth free all ages live art day, taking place on Sat 1st April 2017 at Z-arts, Manchester.

And since its taking place on April Fools day - we thought wed throw the gauntlet down and invite imaginative ideas that play the fool (*not* an invitation for spoof applications please!)

This is not live art for children but live art for all ages, so work should have appeal for adults and children alike.

We have access to a variety of spaces - from black box to gallery to caf, though emphasis will be more on durational work than black-box shows.

For full info: http://haphazard.posthaven.com

Closing date: Friday 27 January 2016, 5pm

Email: haphazard@habarts.org | 0161 232 6086.

Call for submissions - First Bite Festival 2017

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Applications are now open for China Plate's eclectic festival of scratch performance - FIRST BITE 2017. Teaming up with key Midlands partners; mac birmingham, In Good Company and Warwick Arts Centre. FIRST BITE will take place across three events in 2017 at Attenborough Arts Centre (Leicester), Derby Theatre and mac birmingham. The festival provides Midlands based artists/companies with a platform to show work in progress and test out new ideas.

Three of the pieces seen across the festival events will be commissioned by our festival partners, receive financial support and mentoring from China Plate leading up to guaranteed slots at Bite Size Festival at Warwick Arts Centre in October 2017.

Deadline for applications: Monday 23rd January 2017

For more information and how to apply click here:chinaplatetheatre.com/first-bite-bite-size

'TheatreCraft' - Callout for Young Writers and Directors

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TheatreCraft
An ArtsLab Residential Project for Young Theatre Artists at Easter
Monday 27th March Friday 7th April 2017

ArtsLab at the North Wall - where art and artists come first. A space to learn and experiment, make and connect. Central to this mission are our ground-breaking residential projects for talented young theatre artists, designed to help them succeed and excel in a creative career.

TheatreCraft exists to further our mission to support new writing and emerging artists who want to produce it. If you have a passion for theatre, and some past writing / directing experience, we invite you to apply. Come and spend your Easter holiday living and working with us in north Oxford for two weeks of creative exploration in making and staging script-based work. Participation is FREE OF CHARGE, and full board and lodging is provided.

During the residency, you will work with professional actors and experienced writing and directing mentors to stage script extracts. The work will be showcased in front of a public audience at a scratch performance evening on Friday 7th April as part of our ever first festival of new writing, Alchymy.
(ALSO - NEW FOR 2017: Shortlisted writers will have additional opportunities to work with our new Writer-in-Residence from the spring see website for details).

Places are strictly limited, and the work will be intensive, challenging and exciting. You will be treated as professionals, and expectations will be high.

How to get involved:
Please log on to the North Wall website (http://www.thenorthwall.com/artslab/) for further details and complete the relevant application form. Send this, along with your CV and any other requested information, to Sherrell Perkin at the North Wall, South Parade, Oxford OX2 7JN, or e-mail perkins@thenorthwall.com, (electronicsignatures are fine)

Closing date for applications: Friday 6th January 2017

Contemporary Dance Performance Callout

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Contemporary Dance Performance Callout

Billingham International Folklore Festival of World Dance is looking for Contemporary Dance Performances as part of the Contemporary and South Asian Dance strands of their Festival Programme 2017.

Previous work showcased at the Festival has included:

Balbir Singh Dance Company, Eliot Smith Dance Company, Yuvel Soria, Vidya Patel and Connor Scott (BBC Young Dancer winners), Element Dance, ATMA Dance, Sonia Sabri Dance Company, Kiera Dance, Keneish Dance and Ballet Nimba.

Billingham International Folklore Festival of World Dance, is based in the most northerly town of Stockton-on-Tees and was established in 1965. The festivals main identity and focus is dance inspired by multicultural roots in its entire cultural spectrum, including reinterpretations of traditional dance through contemporary dance and other modern dance styles, social dance originating from World Cultures, contemporary dance fusion with Martial Arts, modern dance work inspired by World Cultural Heritage and Visual Arts. These elements are what make the festival unique.

The principal Festival funder is Stockton Borough Council, with support from Arts Council England.

Performance dates: between 12th and 19th August 2017

HOW TO APPLY

To apply please send the following information to Olga Maloney oninfo@billinghamfestival.co.ukby 10thJanuary 2017.

A proposal summary including description of the work, simple technical requirements and duration of the dance piece

Link to video footage of completed work

An artist/company biography or CV

Link to video footage of previous work

A performance fee will be available for selected companies.

For further information please visit:
www.billinghamfestival.co.uk

Make Yourself Comfortable: A drama based workshop

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As part of this years Pexmas events, we would like to invite you to an evening ofexploration of wellbeing through drama-based exercises for anyone and everyone!

Location: The Emporium 133 Rye Lane, SE15 4ST, Tuesday 13th December, 6pm-8pm.

This is a FREE event, you can sign up via brite:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-night-to-come-together-tickets-30169569996
Or feel free to just drop in!

Using the five ways to wellbeing framework we would like to invite participants to explore wellbeing and how we look after ourselves and others in a fast paced and competitive city environment. We will use drama-based exercises to explore connections, being active, taking notice, continual learning and giving as key to wellbeing with the intention of creating a toolbox through sharing and creating strategies together as a group.

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