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The Duende School of Ensemble Physical Theatre: 2018

October 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - December 14, 2018 @ 8:00 pm


In 2018, for the first time, The DUENDE School of Ensemble Physical Theatre will operate outside Europe. Over 9 weeks, split into two blocks of work, in two different locations, 20 students will engage in demanding ensemble and physical training, culminating in a fully staged production directed by the Artistic Director of DUENDE, John Britton.

14th October until 4th November – The Company Theatre- Workspace, India

The first block of training will take place at TCT Workspace – a remote, residential rural retreat centre 4 hours from Mumbai. There we will live, eat and train together for 20 days, encountering the core approach to ensemble, physicality and performance that is at the heart of The DUENDE School. Each morning there will be core training, each afternoon you will encounter key performance skills and engage in solo and shared creative tasks, each evening there will be a chance to perform. It will be an intense immersion in being a performer of physical ensemble work, on the edge of a lake in the shadow of the mountains of rural Maharashtra.

5th November until 11th November: A one-week break.

12th November – 14th December – Shoonya – Centre for Art and Somatic Practices

We will work for five days a week, continuing to train and rehearsing a fully-staged physical performance, which we will present publicly to conclude the course. On the way we aill alos present a public evening of improvisation, just to give you extra stage time!

All of the training you encountered in the first half will be applied directly to the process of making and presenting disciplined, passionate, live ensemble theatre.

You will complete the course with a deep understanding of the personal and interpersonal disciplines of physical performance making. You will have embodied a rigorous set of principles and perspectives which you can apply to any style of performance, and which will serve to make you focused, live and empowered in your work.


John Britton MA (Founder & Artistic Director): Core training, ensemble, improvsation and Directing final perfomance.

Manjari Kaul MA: Dramatury, Physical Training, Devising & Object Manipulation

Dr Eilon Morris: Musicality and Physical Training

Avantika Bahl Goyal: Choreography

TBC: Voice and Song

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October 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am
December 14, 2018 @ 8:00 pm