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Fergus Aitken: Physical Theatre & Mime Workshop

Fergus Aitken: Physical Theatre & Mime Workshop


  • Sun 25 Aug, 1:00pm – 4:00pm


Toi Pōneke Arts Centre, 61-69 Abel Smith St, Te Aro, Wellington



Ticket Information:

  • Earlybird discount available until 26 July: $40.00
  • Full price: $55.00
  • Buy Tickets – 021386487

A 3-hour intensive physical theatre and mime class for performing artists and any people wishing to develop their physical skills and awareness.

Participants are taken on a journey of play and exploration, developing spontaneity, freedom, playfulness and presence plus mime techniques, via games and improvisation.

- movement analysis
- illusionary mime
- physical comedy
- slow motion
- states of tension
- isolations and robotics

For ages 16 plus.
Bookings essential. Spaces are limited.

Full price: $55 per person. Earlybird discount: $40 - available until Friday 26 July 2019.

Interested participants please book via info@fergusaitken.co.nz - 021 386 487.

Workshop leader Fergus Aitken has over three decades experience in over a dozen countries world-wide. An international award-winning entertainer, he has performed in Russia, England, Ireland, Scotland, Netherlands, Fiji and Australia.

Recent masterclasses have included Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Wellington, Riverside, Nelson, Christchurch, Queenstown and Dunedin.

Fergus trained in mime, physical theatre, circus and clown, in the UK and in NZ. His teachers include Robert Bennett, Desmond Jones, John Wright, Simon McBurney, Les Bubb, John Bolton, Deb Pope, Giovanni Fusetti, Thomas Monckton, Fraser Hooper and Ira Seidenstein.

There are two free places available.

To apply for a scholarship place, please submit a 1 page letter - detailing why you feel you should be offered a free place. Scholarship application deadline is Friday 26 July.

For more details on the scholarship places, please contact - info@fergusaitken.co.nz

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