The Playful Body: Physical Theatre Drop-In Class (Mondays)

Cost: £12 £10

Organiser: Bristol Physical Theatre Project

This drop-in class is designed for theatre makers, actors, dancers, circus performers and the curious who are interested in expressive movement, physical theatre and ensemble creation.

The class aims to offer a range of tools that stimulate creative process and the performer’s imagination whilst exploring the principles of Lecoq-based work and using movement, musicality/rhythm and the body as major inspiration for theatrical creation.


The class will offer a variety of exercises aimed to increase group’s concentration, playfulness, presence and complicity. Through physical improvisation we will explore the dynamics of the surrounding world (colours, materials, elements, animals and humans) and look at the ways in which these discoveries can be used as inspiration for theatrical creation. The class will focus on the relationship between the performer and space, quality of movement, rhythms and physical expression. There will be some physical comedy work, clowning and mask-work (this will vary from week to week).


This class is fun.
Start your week by moving, playing and connecting with your creativity.
Meet like-minded people interested in movement/physical theatre.
If you’re a performer, keep training and get some tools to keep your physical vocabulary fresh.


Bristol Physical Theatre Project’s workshops are aimed at performers and artists of various disciplines who would like to widen their performing and performance making skills. The project’s approach to theatre making has a strong emphasis on movement and physicality and concentrates on the idea that the performer’s creative impulse is crucial in the process of collective theatre creation. Whether you’re a professional performer or a curious soul, you will be encouraged, supported and challenged.


When/Where: Mondays 8-9.30 PM at Space 238 in Bristol
Prices: £12 (full) £10 (conc) or £40 per 5 classes. Also bookable via Move GB.
Info: [email protected]

No need to book, just drop-in.

Please wear clothes suitable for movement and bring a bottle of water.


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 teacher for the undergraduate actors’ course (2013-2014). As a performer and theatre maker Igne has collaborated with The Missing Pieces (Hamilton House, Bristol Old Vic), The Edible Theatre (Bristol Old Vic, Theatre Uncut), The Mechanical Animal Coorporation (The Paintworks, Bristol Old Vic, Edinburgh Fringe), Panevezio Dramos Teatras (Lithuania), O&O Ensemble (The Wardrobe, The Lyric Theatre, Theatre N16 Balham, The Shoebox Theatre, Exeter Phoenix), BreadKnives (Paris-London). Igne has been facilitating workshops for Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, University of the West of England and UAL. She is represented by Bristol Actors Management Associates.


Space 238



Contact Details

[email protected]

Opportunity title: The Playful Body: Physical Theatre Drop-In Class (Mondays)
Expiry Date: 2019-06-30T00:00:00+01:00