The Physical Performer series with Julian Louis
A four week performance skills training series
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
Join NORPA’s Artistic Director for this 4-week series of workshops for performers, which will introduce physical approaches to character development, scene work, improvisation and ensemble training. This block of skills training will introduce participants to exercises and techniques that have been used to develop Julian’s body of work for NORPA. Please note that the workshop develops weekly so participants need to participate in all sessions.
Performance, theatre & movement skills
WHO IS IT FOR?
Actors, dancers, physical theatre & circus performers
Experienced and emerging performers age 18+
Experienced – More than 5 years creative practice including formal training
Emerging – Less than 5 years creative practice, no requirement for formal training
This workshop is held across four weeks and participants must attend all sessions
Week 1: Tuesday 30 May
Week 2: Tuesday 6 June
Week 3: Tuesday 13 June
Week 4: Tuesday 20 June
ABOUT JULIAN LOUIS
Julian Louis is the Artistic Director of NORPA, situated on Bundjalung country, Northern NSW. NORPA is a pioneering, regionally based theatre company focused on making new Australian work, and delivering an impactful program that engages with the First Nations community, artists and young people.
Julian creates multi-artform work that combines physical theatre, dance, music and text, and is at the intersection of devised theatre, community and place-based practice.
Some of his major site-specific works include: Railway Wonderland (2012, 2015) set on a disused railway station, Dreamland (2016, 2019) set in community halls and Love For One Night (2022) set in, and on, a classic Australian country pub.
Image credit: Kate Holmes