Surge are hosting a series of free performance workshops and showings relating to our residency programme. .
These workshops and showings are open to all and will take place at our rehearsal space on the 2nd Floor, 51 Cadogan Street, Glasgow, G2 7HF, or online depending on current Covid regulations.
Places are limited so please book ahead. Book your free place by emailing email@example.com or call the office on 0141 248 6910
by Leonor Estrada Francke
Workshop: 11:30am Wednesday 27th April
Devising movement in auto-fiction: How do we use the body or bodies on stage to evoke truth, reality or fiction on stage? What does it mean to re-enact personal stories, and what difference does it make if these are fictionalized? How do we play with the audience’s awareness of these levels of “truth”?
Devising movement in auto-fiction is a short workshop where we will explore techniques to generate stage material based on personal story, using movement and text.
Sharing: 4pm Friday 29th April
Sticky tape placed, like a cross, over glass windows and homework finished by candlelight and earthquakes. Schoolyard games where we asphyxiate each other to faint for a second and a thief-president and children’s stories where everyone dies at the end, always. These things can make a happy childhood, but they cannot make a play.
Let me tell you, then, the story of Elisa, whose name I can’t remember, who is like-me and not like-me. Whose story makes sense.
by Penny Chivas
Workshop: 11:30am Wednesday 4th May
In this workshop, Penny will share some of the ideas underpinning her new work, particularly on how we use our attention, where we send it, as well as reflecting upon how objects, in this case, rocks change the space, and possibly change our perception even after they have left. We’ll warm up, move together, before spending some time designing the space.
Sharing: 4pm Friday 6th May
During this week Penny will work alongside Great Snakes AV on sound to begin to develop a new work entitled ‘Footprint’. Using movement, sound, text and objects, the work seeks to explore how the term footprint is used and reflect upon how we may feel emotionally about our changing climate, as well as reflecting upon how it might be possible for objects to be involved in such a way to de-centre the human dancer in such a work. Your thoughts would be warmly welcomed, and we’ll share some of our process en route.
Supported by Creative Scotland and Surge, with mentoring from Dora Frankle
Listen to the Amazon
by Valeria Levi
Workshop: 11:30am Wednesday11th May
I invite you to Listen to the Amazon’s workshop to discuss
Sharing: 4pm Friday 13th May
Listen to the Amazon is a work-in-progress performance blending dance with spoken word. It is a piece which gives voice to the Amazon forest itself and the urgent call for protecting one of the biggest green lungs in our planet from destruction. It is a space to explore the connection between Western world and Amazon communities and, by highlighting this link, cast light upon the responsibility we all share in defending the Amazon’s life as well as our own survival. It is an opportunity to explore breathing as a central component in the relationship between human beings and the Amazon.