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Master Classes

Want the chance to upskill? We offer a full range of  Master Classes for practitioners wanting to stay sharp and up to date with current theatre processes.

Upcoming Master Classes

Movement and Mime – Sunday 21 May 10am-4pm

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For ages 16 plus

This workshop, suited to drama teachers, emerging and professional artists wishing to develop their physical skills and awareness, with tutor/facilitator Fergus Aitken. 

This workshop will revitalise and bolster your approach to movement awareness. Utilising elements of illusionary mime, slow-motion, robotics, movement analysis, physical comedy and improvisation, workshop leader Fergus Aitken has three decades experience of performing and teaching in over a dozen countries world-wide.

There are two free places available. To apply for these scholarship places please submit a 1 page letter detailing why you feel you should be offered a free place to education@courttheatre.org.nz 

The workshop focuses on:
– Illusionary Mime
– Movement Analysis
– Slow Motion
– States of Tension
– Isolation and Robotics
– Character Development
– Spatial Awareness and Proprioception
 
The workshop will take students on a journey of play and exploration, developing techniques via games and improvisation.
 
Fergus Aitken is a New Zealand-based comedian and international award-winning entertainer. He has performed in theatres, comedy clubs and festivals in more than 15 countries world-wide, including in Russia, England, Ireland, Scotland, Netherlands and Australia.
 
 

Massive Company | TEACHERS WORKSHOP – Tuesday 21 November 9.30am-3.30pm

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Massive Company Professional Development for Teachers working with young people. You don’t need to have attended previous workshops. As long as you are keen to experience through doing and think Massive Company might offer you something you could share with your students and ‘feed’ yourself as a theatre practitioner, then please sign up.

Sam will always offer a progression of whatever you might have experienced in a previous Teachers workshop. The workshops will always have a different devising/making focus from previous workshops in your region. We may re-endorse some of the key fundamental skills and techniques that Massive Company places at the heart of their work, but it will always be with a fresh approach and application.