Join artist and artistic director David Calvert for a master class in tried and tested physical theatre methods. This unique session has been devised with all abilities in mind and to satisfy your curiosity about the art form.
David has worked within theatre and movement practice for 40 years and would like to excite new interest in this creative process.
David has spent his professional life working in collaboration with artists, and participants of mixed abilities and invites you to spend an active 2 hours of physical theatre masterclass.
What to expect – The tone of this masterclass is set from the get go, starting with a warm welcome and time to engage with your breath. Once relaxed you will take a journey to explore a mind body connection. The session will be active and responsive to your body and ability, don’t worry if you have never tried anything like this before as we are working in a supportive creative space.
What to wear – this session will be physical so wear something comfortable and participants are invited to work barefoot should you wish. Appropriate footwear is advisable.
A limited number of places are available, so booking is required.
Please let us know your access requirements when booking.
Don’t expect something for nothing (especially from disabled creatives)!
Sound familiar? ‘Could you just tell us how…?’ ‘Have you any contacts you could pass on?’ ‘Where can I find further info on that?’ ‘Could you pop by and tell us more?’
Disabled creatives are often asked to give advice, guidance, support and more for free, whether they are working for an organisation or freelance. How can we shift this situation so that there is always some form of exchange – financial or otherwise?
Come and find out more from a lively discussion determined to challenge and change the status quo.
Jo believes that ‘different’ is delicious, not divergent. She works in arts & culture at strategic levels embedding the belief that diversity adds texture, turning policy into real action.
Jo is the senior producer for Unlimited, the world’s largest commissions programme for disabled artists; delivered by Shape and Artsadmin, funded by ACE and others. She is an artist, creating Take Me to Bed with Luke Pell, and founded Sync with Sarah Pickthall, playing at the intersection of disability and leadership.
Jo is a Clore Fellow, on the Arts Council England Northern Advisory Panel and Disability Advisory Group, and on the board of The Space.