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FIELDWORKS - Workshop lll (Annabel Arden)

- An encounter with three workshops between local and International artists who seek to explore the impact of nature on theatre and performance.


© Annabel Arden, La Boheme, Welsh National Opera


FIELDWORKS invites 27 professional performing artists, who seek to develop, cultivate and enrich the Nordic performance scene with inspiration from the remarkable Icelandic landscape.

The prominent International performing artists Annabel Arden (Theatre de Complicité, London), Philippe Quesne (Vivarium Studio, Paris) and Richard Maxwell (NYC Players, New York), who have all developed a strong and distinctive voice, will guide three different workshops.

Together with the participants they will explore, develop and create, and present the workshop site-specifically at the 'Lókal' festival in Reykjavik.

The three workshop leaders will each decide towards what aspect of Icelandic nature their workshops will be guided. As mentors they will share their expertise and ideas and guide the participants in their creative process and art making. They will transmit their personal artistic methods to the participants and a new common language will grow. An important aspect of the project is thus the interaction and sharing of knowledge between the International artists and the local Nordic artists.

You can choose between the following workshops:

Richard Maxwell (Workshop l)
Workshop description and application, click here

Philippe Quesne (Workshop ll)
Workshop description and application, click here

Annabel Arden (Workshop lll)
Workshop description and application, see below


Annabel Arden's FIELDWORK Workshop

Presence, space and sound. Surprise and survival.

"This workshop will explore the actor in relation to space and the qualities released by the environment we find ourselves in. The sensitivity to light and to the others in the group . How our voices enter the space. How we create a sense of suspense. I am interested in the songs inspired by the Nordic landscape . Also in the contrast between stillness and violence .
Each day we will work physically to increase our openness playfulness and sensitivity"

Annabel Arden always begins with the body. In addition to her training at Lecoq and Philippe Gaulier, she is an experienced Feldenkrais practitioner and begins each day physically preparing to work. Among other things, breathing exercises, centering the body and gentle warm ups will be involved, in an attempt to enhance the experiential understanding of and connection to the body which is essential for a skilled performer.

 

View Annabel Arden's biography here.

Practical info

Participants will be staying in twin rooms in Reykjavik. The workshops will take place outside in the nature. Subsequently, the performances will be taken to Reykjavik and presented site-specifically to an audience. This will be hosted by the Lókal Theatre Festival of Reykjavik.

LÓKAL – International Theatre Festival Reykjavík is an annual event that introduces cutting edge theatre to audiences in Iceland and connects local theatre practitioners with fellow artists and presenters from abroad. LÓKAL is an independent festival. It enjoys annual funding from the Icelandic Ministry of Education and Culture and the City of Reykjavík and collaborates with institutional theatres and independent groups alike.

Nordic participants can apply for travel support at Nordic Culture Point, Mobility Programme via this link. Deadline for application is 13th April.

Norwegian and Icelandic participants are supported by Norsk-islandsk kultursamarbeid in the Arts Council Norway. The fee for Icelandic participants are DKK 1000,-.  The Norwegian participants has to make their own way to Reykjavik. Deadline for Norwegian applications is April 9th, response to the application April 10th.

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