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FLESH & BONE INTERROGATIONS

Contemporary Movement & Performance Worksho

A minimum number of 5 participants are needed to register in order for the workshop to go ahead. 

The workshop is limited to numbers varying on the location.

All payments will be securely held.

Once booked you will receive and information package with further information needed to prepare for the weekend.

n.b. This workshop is accessible to all types of creatives interested in using/developing the physical body including but not limited to: dancers, circus artists, actors, musicians, fine artists, theatre directors, martial artists, live artists, yogis, sculptors, painters, creature and motion capture performers, and anyone else who has a passion and a hunger in developing their own personal, and artistic practise for stage, film & T.V. 

 

Workshop Description

 

DAY 1

The workshop will first commence with a group introduction to share & communicate a self awareness of each individual’s current states of being. This allows to create an open, safe, trustworthy and respectful habitat before progressing to an in-depth approach to the fundamental techniques of Joss’ distinctive training, choreographic and performance methodologies.

 

‘FLESH & BONE INTERROGATIONS’ focuses on exhausting the body through a guided, yet self disciplined technical and creative concepts that aim to construct, demolish and distort the anatomy in a radical approach to primitive, classical and contemporary movement, emotion & theatricality. 

 

Energised and enhanced by the technique of conscious breath we will discover our inner voices, the eruptions and earthquakes that lay dormant in the body, explore how to expand & shrink the nervous system & kinesphere, and further understand impact and protection within falling and collision, all rooted within a foundation around the extreme use of tension and relaxation.

 

Playing with imagery, metaphor, and simile, we will generate physically based creative tasks which will allow us to explore the beauty within the grotesque, unleash the beasts and creatures that lye within our souls, and purge our innermost demons.

 

The workshop is based around a social anarchism and mindful movement. Aiming to empower individualism and self belief, we will purify the soul, strip the ego and strengthen the mental, physical and spiritual health of yourself and each other.

Joss believes that self discipline, sacrifice, purging, and mortification of the physical and mental being is vital to not only expand artistic identity, but to also infiltrate and educate the wellbeing and dexterity of each individual. Through a non judgemental, honest, caring, sensitive and intimate environment we shall recognise the importance of independence, camaraderie, self contemplation and social congregation.

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DAY 2

We will use the ideologies and movement training from day 1 to use within a natural landscape to explore ways in which to utilise the inspiration all around us. Paying the upmost respect to the grounds and burial sights we will use the support of one another to keep ourselves and our belongings safe and secure while we investigate ourselves in our surroundings to pay consideration to the people that rest in the cemetery grounds and the people that may still come and mourn their loved ones.

We will immerse ourselves in the trees, the ivy, the earth, and the stones to discover peace, tranquility, chaos, foolishness and surrealism through individual and group tasks that initiate from ones own physicality and psychology created in day 1. Day 2 is an experiment and does not follow a structured path or a plan as such. We will adapt to the needs of the moment and ourselves hour by hour creating time and space for each person to find your own pathways of interest and inspiration in the grounds throughout the day that resonate to your human and artistic nature, to later share your immersive discoveries to the group in any way you wish.

We will be working in all weather conditions so PLEASE come prepared for all variables! Waterproof rucksack/warm clothes/water proofs/boots/gloves/and a spare pair x2 of everything. Hopefully the sun will shine but being April we will probably get wet and muddy but it's up to you how much you want to get you hands dirty. There are cafe’s and toilets on Church Street for hot food, drink and shelter.

Your health and safety and the respect of the cemetery is very important! You will not be asked to go above or beyond your comfort zones and will be encouraged to not damage, desecrate or deface the site. Joss is covered by Equity 'Public Liability Insurance’, and although the cemetery is a public space we do not have “permission” from the site or the council for this event and are still at risk of being removed from the location if we are seen to be disrupting or disrespectful.

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Workshop Participants Feedback

“These workshops seem so fundamental to being human.”

“The workshops bring me back to myself from a deep place of identity – my own cellular make up is disturbed,

shaken, vibrated, energised and chemically changed.”

“It disturbs the social norms that we fall into when we encounter daily life, it gives me a different lens with which to

look at the world, it promotes empathy, generosity and passion."

“Joss’ approach of teaching, and generosity of sharing his vast knowledge of movement is absolutely amazing.”

“It was very refreshing, from a dancer’s point of view, to find myself in a non-judgmental, loving environment which

I believed encouraged us all to take risks and fully explore the given tasks.”

“Joss established a sense of community and trust within the group from the very start, which created a space for

pushing the body to physical and mental extremes.”

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