Call-Out for the Bounce Festival Physical Theatre Masterclass
Venue: Duncairn Arts and Cultural Centre, Antrim Road, Belfast
Date: Sunday 8 th October, 11am-4pm.
Tutors: David Calvert, Jade Quinn and Paula Clarke
Physical Theatre Masterclass integrating deaf and hearing performers into a dynamic,
cohesive physical theatre ensemble to devise a new theatre work. The class will initiate the
creation of a deaf/hearing physical theatre ensemble that will go forward to perform in
The class will involve: Physical conditioning based on Qi Gong breathing/muscle and tendon
stretching; improvisation with physical theatre skill frames, including contact improvisation;
the construction of image-based narratives; looking at the creation of last year’s Bounce
Festival Blue Chevy show based on the life experiences of deaf performer, Paula Clarke.
Participants should have: Experience of performance; a willingness to participate in the
development of the new ensemble following the masterclass; be open-minded and
prepared to work in an imaginatively intimate, safe, physical theatre environment.
Limited number of places.
Depending on the number of applicants, interviews may be
conducted during the week beginning Monday 25 th September.
To apply, please email David a motivational paragraph (50 words max) and a short bio (100
words max) at email@example.com by Friday 22 nd September.
This class is open to a mixed range of abilities.
Please, let us know about your abilities and
needs in your application, as well as any access requests you might have.