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Physical Theatre

“I'm not interested in how people move, but what moves them.” Pina Bausch

Are you a performer interested in how to be physically articulate and confident?
Would you like to explore a new side of performance?
Do you want to discover the rewards of working as an ensemble?

Then it appears we have just the course for you…

Physical theatre is one of the most eloquent genres of contemporary theatre and explores narrative, relationships and emotion in a way that often words fail to achieve.  This practical course will allow you to dive into this exciting and revealing performance style.

During the week you will

This course is for actors who are happy to work physically with a good level of fitness and for dancers who would like to try a different approach to movement.

Tutor – Matt Harrison

What the students say...

“It's hard to pick a favourite part. But I have come away creatively rejuvenated which is always a positive.” 

Tutor: Matt Harrison

Matt is an award winning Director and Theatre Maker who trained at East 15 Acting School and with the National Youth Theatre. He was awarded the 2015 Bryan Forbes Bursary under the mentorship of Michael Attenborough CBE.  

Matt has made and directed work at venues including the New Diorama, Finborough, Criterion and Ambassadors Theatre as well as the National Theatre’s Temporary space. His production of ‘The Fall’, written by Olivier Award Nominee and Bruntwood Prize winner James Fritz, transfers to Southwark Playhouse in spring 2018.

Matt has worked as associate director to Emma Rice on Kneehigh’s The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk (Winner of the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award 2017) and to Kathy Burke on her West End Production of Oscar Wilde’s Lady Windermere’s Fan.

Matt is an associate artist of the National Youth Theatre and regularly leads Ensemble / Physical and Visual storytelling workshops for the Old Vic, Almeida and Tricycle Theatres.