TORMOS with Nigel Poulton
Explore new ways to reach your physical performance potential
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
TORMOS practice seeks to examine the possibilities of an integrated approach to theatrical movement through an exploration of ‘Biomechanics’ along with principles of natural and martial movement. Integral to this is the interrelationship of form, breath, balance, coordination, efficiency, rhythm, tension and relaxation.
TORMOS is to help performers get in touch with their physical potential, to break old patterns and develop a new physical language, and to be able to create dramatic transformations in performances.
WHO IS IT FOR?
Anyone with a performing arts background. Physically demanding so an ability to participate in an intense and sustained movement practice is required.
Experienced performers, age 18+
Experienced – More than 5 years creative practice including formal training
This workshop is held across two days and participants must attend both.
Friday 16 June 5pm – 8pm and Saturday 17 June 10am – 4pm
HOW TO APPLY
Places are limited and application for this workshop is by submitting an Expression of Interest form. Expressions of Interest close on Friday 7 April 2023.
All applications will be considered in consultation with the lead artists and based on responses provided in the ‘Your experience’ section. Successful participants will be notified by Wed 12 April 2023. If you’re unsuccessful, we’ll pop you on a waiting list and let you know if a place becomes available as soon as possible.
ABOUT NIGEL POULTON
Nigel Poulton is an award-winning movement, fight and intimacy coordinator, stunt performer and actor with over 25 years of professional international experience. Nigel has particular expertise in kinaesthetic movement processes, combat systems, classical, historical and adaptive swordplay, and edged weapon use. He has worked widely in film, television as well as with world renowned dance and theatre companies, Nigel is also a practitioner of Vsevelod Meyerhold’s Theatrical Biomechanics system, having trained intensively with the system’s current custodian Gennadi Bogdanov.
Nigel teaches regularly at NIDA and is a Green Room Award recipient for outstanding contribution to the Melbourne stage.