“You’re amazing teachers.” -university workshop participant
Both Alister Lownie and Katherina Radeva have wide experience of teaching in schools, colleges, universities and professional settings. Past engagements include Salisbury International Arts Festival, the University of Winchester, ICIA, Liverpool Hope University, Aberystwyth University and a variety of schools and colleges in Wiltshire, as well as workshops we run for fellow artists. An outline of some of our common workshop subjects is below, but please contact us by email or on +44/0 7786 911954 to enquire further. We can offer workshops as part of a package with one of our performances, or as standalone engagements. We’re quite used to working with both professional artists, those who are unfamiliar with performance, and everything between. Sometimes it’s appropriate to have a public outcome, and other times the experience of participating is what’s important.
Scenography: Katherina’s fine art training and theatre design experience inform sessions on the visuals of working on stage. This can include set design, costume design, interpreting text and the making of objects for performance.
Devising: Many of our workshops focus on various aspects of devising (which can be a solo or group process), including starting points, generating material, editing and shaping a performance.
Working with text: We offer workshops on a range of text generation techniques, working with found text, text as sound and performance writing. The variety of ways in which text can be a part of performance leads to very diverse results within individual sessions on these subjects.
Autobiography: As much of our work engages with autobiographical material, we always enjoy working with others on their own stories. Starting with objects, stories or places with personal meaning, we share skills in creating engaging performance from experiences both everyday and rare.
Text analysis: Classic skills in analysing text to build character and discover rich meaning are vital in understanding complex performance texts, whether as critical interpreter, performer or creator.