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Bristol Physical Theatre Project

Bristol Physical Theatre Project is a series of workshops and regular classes offering training and research opportunities for performers, theatre makers and performing arts students. The project aims to foster a collaborative network where participants can meet, exchange ideas and learn new theatre making skills together.

The workshops and classes are facilitated and taught by Igne Barkauskaite - a Bristol based theatre maker and teacher specialising in devised performance and physical theatre. 

Igne trained at “L’Ecole Internationale de Theatre Jacques Lecoq” (2011 – 2013) and also holds a BA in Drama at UWE (2008-2011). Whilst in Paris, Igne has also had an opportunity to train with Peter Brook (International Centre for Theatre Research) and Nina Dipla (Tanztheatre Wuppertal - Pina Bausch). After completing her two – year course at Lecoq, Igne continued her research at Istituto Nazionale del Dramma Antico (Syracuse) where she also worked as a visiting movement and improvisation teacher for the undergraduate actors’ course (2013-2014). As a performer and theatre maker Igne has also collaborated with The Missing Pieces (Hamilton House), The Edible Theatre (Bristol Old Vic), The Mechanical Animal Coorporation (The Paintworks, Bristol Old Vic, Edinburgh Fringe), Panevezio Dramos Teatras (Lithuania) and others.

Igne's research and teaching revolve around the methods of Lecoq, Grotowski, Brook and Pina Bausch. She is also interested in new writing – grotesque and absurd in particular. As a workshop facilitator and teacher, Igne aims to create an encouraging and inclusive environment where her students can explore, experiment and challenge themselves through the process of learning.

Some feedback from previous workshops:

Engaging and thought provoking as well as developing skills that will assist in creating performance. I really value the physical aspect of acting, too often acting is performed cerebrally. The trainer Igne was excellent and made sure we all got involved. I think the number of people who attended was also about right. ~ Shekhar V.


I really enjoyed the workshop and would definitely like to attend another one. This was a fantastic opportunity for me to continue my training/exploration and connect with other artists. It was extremely refreshing and I felt very welcome. ~ Sophie C.


Really enjoyed the second workshop done with Igne. Great to have access to her knowledge and insight to better inform my process as an actor. Look forward to the next. ~ Tabitha F.


I enjoyed the warm-up and games used to bring the group together. I felt very welcomed and I really enjoyed the teaching and exercises set by Igne. ~ Linda M.


The workshop was great. Igne is an incredible workshop leader! I thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon and hope to come back. I'd never done much physical theatre work before but it was a well structured class and really enjoyable. ~ Meg P.


Really enjoyed the Lecoq workshop. Good atmosphere and Igne set the tone perfectly. Very inclusive and great opportunity to work with people from different backgrounds/ages Would definitely come to another one. ~ Liz M.


The workshop is been very good. The teacher was very clear with the instructions and also clear explaining the meaning of each exercise. I really enjoyed a lot and I would like to do it again. ~ Maria C.


Very good workshop. Clear instructions. Interesting activities which I liked very much. I found this workshop very useful for developing my skills. I am looking forward to another one. ~ Iwona B.


The content of the workshops was very good, I learnt a lot and felt the space that was created was a safe place for exploring and having a go. Would love to attend again if possible. ~ Alice C


I am currently based in Bristol and am represented by Louise Alexander at Bristol Actors Management. You can contact me through my agent or get in touch directly via email: igne.barkauskaite@gmail.com

 

Notices

Physical Actor Training: Two Le…

Body, Movement, Space  Prices: £45 (full), £35 (student, low-income/unemployed, Equity) Time and Date: Saturday, 4 November...