Movement: physical theatre masterclass

Price
£15 / Adult
Duration
2 hrs 30 mins
Age restrictions
15+
Student and Group Ticket prices also available

What you'll do

The way we move can have a profound effect on our mental health, but this is often overlooked. In this experience learn how to express your emotions with movement and feel all the more empowered for it. Drag queen Xanthe Kween will show you the ropes, in this workshop marking Bristol Pride.

Xanthe's solid background in physical theatre and dance will leave you in fine hands. This workshop is open to anyone - get experimental, reconnect with your body and see wherever this takes you.

What to expect:

  • A short warm-up incorporating elements of emotional control, pacing, spatial awareness and safety tips
  • An introduction to physical theatre and its relationship with dance. Xanthe will explore this power balance and the emotional aspects of each
  • Learn about sign techniques, the zero gravity method, pacing and breathwork. Apply these techniques to a section from your favourite song
  • An improv and free writing session will follow with a short break in between
  • Turn whatever words come into your head into movements with intention behind them
  • Xanthe will give guidance on how to explore another subject using specific performance techniques
  • Learn how to express emotions through your movement with varying intensity

You'll finish with a funny physical theatre game to lighten the mood. Xanthe will share some final thoughts on how movement can improve our mental wellbeing and hand out movement diaries for everyone that week. This is just the start of something new! Celebrate reconnecting with your authentic self and Bristol Pride.

Upcoming dates

What you'll do

The way we move can have a profound effect on our mental health, but this is often overlooked. In this experience learn how to express your emotions with movement and feel all the more empowered for it. Drag queen Xanthe Kween will show you the ropes, in this workshop marking Bristol Pride.

Xanthe's solid background in physical theatre and dance will leave you in fine hands. This workshop is open to anyone - get experimental, reconnect with your body and see wherever this takes you.

What to expect:

  • A short warm-up incorporating elements of emotional control, pacing, spatial awareness and safety tips
  • An introduction to physical theatre and its relationship with dance. Xanthe will explore this power balance and the emotional aspects of each
  • Learn about sign techniques, the zero gravity method, pacing and breathwork. Apply these techniques to a section from your favourite song
  • An improv and free writing session will follow with a short break in between
  • Turn whatever words come into your head into movements with intention behind them
  • Xanthe will give guidance on how to explore another subject using specific performance techniques
  • Learn how to express emotions through your movement with varying intensity

You'll finish with a funny physical theatre game to lighten the mood. Xanthe will share some final thoughts on how movement can improve our mental wellbeing and hand out movement diaries for everyone that week. This is just the start of something new! Celebrate reconnecting with your authentic self and Bristol Pride.

Share this experience

Yuup extras

  • Free movement diary for the following week

On the day

  • This experience includes a short break
  • Please choose the song and first verse/section you want to perform to in advance and let Xanthe know
  • Guests should wear comfortable, loose clothing that is not too warm
  • Be mindful of the fact that you will be contorting and moving, please wear appropriate clothing
  • Bring water

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 3 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 3 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

About Xanthe Kween

Xanthe Kween is a drag queen hailing from Bristol. Catch Xanthe performing around the Bristol club and cabaret scene - with evocative shows focusing on LGBTQ+ stories, equality through race and gender, and sometimes just feeling at home with oneself.

Movement is the most striking feature of Xanthe's performance. Xanthe has always been fascinated by it, first learning jujutsu and martial arts as a kind of dance in their head. This led to an obsession with dance and studying Physical Theatre at Drama A level. Both became a lifeline to Xanthe.

Xanthe would improvise and perform whenever they could, bringing unique shows with unusual movement to the Tobacco Factory Theatres. They were well received. What struck Xanthe the most was the emotional liberation they experienced performing. Merging movement, dance and physical theatre helped Xanthe express all the feelings they were experiencing. This is the gift Xanthe will be sharing in their workshops.

How to get there

Any questions?

Ask your question directly to Xanthe Kween .

Price
£15 / Adult
Duration
2 hrs 30 mins
Age restriction
15+
Rebook or cancel up to 3 days before your experience.