Live Dates: 12 December 2017
New International Encounter (NIE) are particularly interested to meet more artists from a wide range of backgrounds and we are offering a free, open access opportunity to work with our Diretcor Alex Byrne during the Christmas 2017 run of Beauty and the Beast, co-produced by Tobacco Factory Theatres, NIE and Cambridge Junction.
Alex Byrne will lead a workshop at Tobacco Factory Theatres introducing NIE’s approach to tragic / comic / magical / musical / devised theatre. Participants will work with improvisation, play and the connection of live music with performance.
The workshop will explore the physical preparation of the body for performance through work on pure and expressive movement, and the playfulness of actors in performance through games and group work.
Artists who play music will be invited to bring their instrument as the workshop will cover working with music as a key and a spur for improvisation, using musicality and rhythm as tools in performance.
NIE love to work with artists who:
- Are from a variety of places / countries / traditions
- Speak different languages
- Play music
- Are interested in devising and being part of making work
- Are intelligent and inspiring
- Are interested in making work for children and families
- Are great fun to work with and are playful
- Have just finished training
- Have loads of experience
DATE Tue 12 December 1pm – 5pm
AGE RECOMMENDATION 20+
COST The workshop is offered free of charge, which is made possible by the support of Tobacco Factory Theatres and NIE
Please bring comfortable clothing and a bottle of water.
To reserve your place, please send your CV to Ailie deBonnaire at
New International Encounter work with an established ensemble and have worked with some artists for nearly 20 years! For each project NIE like to work with a mixture of old friends and collaborators and artists who are new to the company.
Alex Byrne is Artistic Director of New International Encounter. As well as directing international touring work for NIE he has taught workshops in Germany, Norway, the Czech Republic, Russia, Denmark, Bosnia and the UK. Alex trained at Central School of Speech and Drama in London and at Ecole Phillipe Gaulier in London.
Tobacco Factory Theatres