Workshop: To Walk is to Gather Treasure
Leader: Eilon Morris
Suitable for performers, students and creative practitioners including actors, dancers, musicians, writers, directors and choreographers. Also for walkers with an interest in rhythm and movement
This residential workshop takes walking as a starting point for the exploration and embodiment of rhythm. Each participant will have the opportunity to encounter rhythm as a lived experience, rooted in the physicality of their own body, its relationship to others and to the environment, by sharing guided moorland walks and exploring these through studio-based practice.
Walking through the wild and open landscape, with its sense of space and time, will be inspiration and mapping for attending to our own sense of inner and outer rhythm. These rhythmic and polyrhythmic elements will be further developed in the studio through movement and voice exercises, playing with and layering fixed forms and improvisations, ensemble and solo practice
Eilon Morris is an Australian actor-musician, associate director of Duende and a member of Obra theatre company. Having recently completed a doctorate exploring the use of rhythm in actor training, Eilon has developed a number of training approaches inspired by his work with theatre practitioners John Britton and Nicolás Núñez and the TaKeTiNa practices of Reinhard Flatischler. These approaches also draw from his study of Afro-Cuban and Brazilian percussion and song. Eilon has presented workshops and masterclasses on rhythm for performers at Central School of Speech and Drama in London, the Taller de Investigación Teatral in Mexico City, and at Au Brana Cultural Centre in Southern France. For more details about Eilon’s activities: http://www.eilonmorris.com