The Space of Myth: Physical Storytelling Lab

Contact: Igne (Email)

Bristol Physical Theatre Project Bristol Physical Theatre Project

“Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.” Joseph Campbell

This drop-in class is inspired by the teachings of Jacques Lecoq and is for actors, poets, dancers and theatre makers who are interested in researching the territory of myth through the body and movement. The aim of the workshop is to explore archetypal narratives moving away from the psychological and literal interpretation of a story in order to enter a poetic dimension of dramatic form, emotion, timing and space.

Through the exploration on a range of myths, folk tales, Tarot cards and physical improvisation exercises, the class will focus on the relationship between the body, movement, dramatic tension, emotion and space. These elements can be seen as primary tools that exercise the performer’s imagination which can later be integrated in the individual artistic practice. Some Neutral Mask training will be included depending on the size of the class.

Time: Thursdays at 8.00-10.00 PM at Space 238 in Easton.
£12 (full) £10 (conc), £40 for 5 classes or Move GB. If you’re paying in cash, please bring the right change.

***Please wear black clothes suitable for movement.***


BPTP is founded by Bristol-based performer and theatre-maker Igne Barkauskaite. Igne trained at Ecole Internationale de Theatre Jacques Lecoq in Paris and also holds a BA in Drama at UWE in Bristol. 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 (INDA) in Syracuse, Italy, where she also worked as a visiting movement teaching associate for the undergraduate actors’ course (2013-2014). Igne has collaborated with Sarah Corbett (The Swimmer and Very Modern), Whispering Woods, The Missing Pieces (Let There Be Love), The Edible Theatre (Church Opens the Gates), The Mechanical Animal Coorporation (UND), Panevezio Dramos Teatras (Blue Aarow), O&O Ensemble (The Way I Look), BreadKnives (Lady Like). Igne has devised workshops for Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, University of the Arts London (UAL) and UWE. She is currently completing her Yoga Teacher Training with Dan Peppiatt (Yoga Like Water).

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