Surge: Exploring Street Performance
11th – 13th July 2018, 10am – 5pm
Performing Arts Studio, Gardyne Campus, Dundee
Performance day – Sat 21st July
Dundee City Centre
Reach new levels of physical performance using street arts in conjunction with other disciplines over a four-day professional development workshop with Surge director, Alan Richardson and Physical Theatre Practitioner, Melanie Jordan.
Develop your idea for performance using physicality, circus skills, comedy and audience interaction alongside fellow artists with the support of one of the UK’s leading street performance directors. Alan will work with you to help you create individual theatrical performances from your existing skills.
At the end of the workshop, develop your work by trying out your ideas in front of an audience. Participants will perform to a supportive public audience at Surge’s physical theatre scratch event, PITCH, as part of Dundee City Streets Festival the following Saturday.
This professional development workshop is aimed at emerging artists who have previous physical performance experience, though not necessarily outdoors. Please note that this is not a skills based workshop but an opportunity for physical performers to apply their skills in an outdoor setting.
We particularly welcome applications from people based in the Dundee area. Participants must be available for all 3 days of the workshop plus the performance day.
To apply, send a maximum of 300 words including
a short bio
a synopsis of your idea and what you want to do
the production requirements
the total amount of people involved
to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sun 3rd June – 5pm
Alan Richardson has been working in street arts and indoor theatre for 25 years as a producer, director, teacher, performer, musician and musical director. He has designed and programmed street theatre festivals in Porto, Liverpool and Glasgow. Alan is Director of Surge, an organisation dedicated to the promotion and development of street arts, physical theatre and circus in Scotland. Surge also programmes and delivers Surge Festival each July in Glasgow.
Melanie is a performer, director and theatre maker specialising in physical theatre and clown. She is Physical Theatre Practitioner with Surge, co-Artistic Director of multi award winning Jordan & Skinner and co-runs Scotland’s Clown Cabaret.