Visual Theatre Workshop with Tragic Carpet Visual Theatre Company

Visual Theatre Workshop with Tragic Carpet Visual Theatre Company

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Fri 21 Feb 2020, 10:30 to 16:30
£45 supporter / £40 / £35 Early bird (before 15 Jan 2020)
City Art Centre
2 Market St
EH1 1DE Edinburgh

Led by Freda O'Byrne, Artistic Director

No drama, no texts but a lot of fun! We will get to know each other through theatre games and exercises with the emphasis on fun, mutual support and curiosity. Participants will learn about visual performance by working together supportively in groups and solo, exploring ideas through subtle movement exercises, improvising around themes and placing our work within the space in different ways. Prior experience is not necessary but it is also welcome. The most important thing to bring along is yourself!

This workshop is focussed on process and not on an end result, leaving us free to play with ideas and see where they go. We will be exploring creative exercises in a light and playful way, shaping the day to match where our enthusiasm runs.

Event Leader

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Freda O'Byrne
Tragic Carpet Visual Theatre

Freda is a physical theatre director, performer, puppeteer and workshop leader/facilitator. She has a first class honours degree in performing arts and has trained in mask, clown, bouffon, acro-balance, Feldenkrais with John Wright, and Deaf Theatre and Forum Theatre with London Bubble. She is artistic director of Edinburgh based Tragic Carpet Visual Theatre Company which moved to Scotland in 1996 following a residency working with the children of Mull, Iona, Ulva, Ardnamurchan and Oban.

Tragic Carpet uses ensemble visual theatre, movement, object theatre, puppetry, circus, mime, movement, music and light to explore the stories of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. The company is an umbrella organisation for Freda and her collaborations with other artists and partners. Projects include performances in traditional and non traditional spaces, and workshops and classes for professionals, children and adults.