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Workshops held in John Phillips Hall, University of Wales, Bangor
Friday 16th/Saturday 17th November 10am-3pm
The Aberystwyth based Centre for Performance Research (CPR) is presenting physical theatre workshops led by Swansea’s 2021 Performance in collaboration with Toronto’s Theatre Gargantua on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 November 2001. The visit to Bangor University continues CPR’s current season of workshops ‘CPR On Tour’ which will present a different performance workshop each month in a different part of Wales.
2021 and Theatre Gargantua are running workshops during the tour of their latest co-production ‘Phantom Limb’, offering participants an exciting opportunity to experience their methods of creating original physical theatre. The workshop techniques used will encourage participants to explore and extend their physical, vocal and dramatic boundaries. The ‘Phantom Limb’ production uses the concept of the medical condition prevalent in amputees to explore the wider sense of ‘loss’ and identity in society.
2021 Performance and Theatre Gargantua are meeting the challenge of developing performance for the 21st Century by creating high-energy theatre that is relevant, highly accessible, and speaks directly to audiences through its use of contemporary culture references.
The workshops cost £25 (£15 concessions) and places can be booked through CPR by telephoning (01970) 622133 or emailing or visiting the CPR web site


<b>2021 Performance,</b>

2021 Performance was established in Swansea in 1998 by Artistic Director Spencer Hazel, and went on to create a number of works under various guises and in various collaborations with other companies. During 1999/2000, 2021 toured their first independent full scale production, scratch.

<i>&#8220;..hauntingly beautiful&#8230; amazingly evocative theatre.. the effect is awe-inspiring..
really inventive.. pure brilliance.&#8221;</i>
Manchester Evening News on scratch

2021 Vision 2021 is committed to producing intelligent work which engages, excites and energizes new audiences with a style firmly rooted in contemporary culture, in ways that are accessible and stimulating. Work which responds to changing demand; which reflects the ideas of its time and generation; which is comprehensible to a turn-of-the-century public, whether they are regular theatre-goers, or are those for whom theatre for a long time has seemed a domain of exclusivity and irrelevance.

&#8220;Really amazing&#8221; The Herald
&#8220;Easily the best show I&#8217;ve seen&#8221; Komedia .com/Reviews

THEATRE Gargantua
&#8220;Theatre of the unique.. No Toronto company is more distinctive&#8221; Toronto Star
Established in 1992 by its Artistic Director Jacquie P.A. Thomas, the multi-award-winning Theatre Gargantua is an artist-driven ensemble theatre company committed to the development and performance of imagistic, physical music theatre. Each cycle is presented at various phases of its creative life allowing audiences the opportunity to trace the rich and complex evolution of the work from its early incarnations to the finalized touring production. Four such works have been created through this intensive process, garnering three Dora Mavor Moore Awards and a total of twenty Dora Mavor Moore nominations over the past eight years. Gargantua has toured extensively in Canada and the US, and receives financial support from Canada Council for the Arts, Toronto Arts Council, Arts Council of Ontario, Laidlaw Foundation and Air Canada.

<i> &#8220;&#8230;compelling theatre&#8230;Theatre of the best sort&#8230; Gargantua never ceases to push the boundaries of our imaginations. And beyond those boundaries, it is clear, Gargantua has envisaged a whole new world and called it theatre.&#8221;</i>
The Toronto Sun

Participants can book by completing a form (available by emailing or telephoning 01970 622133) and returning it to CPR with full payment. Payments can be made by cheque or Credit Card.

Centre for Performance Research (CPR)
Unit 6, Science Park Aberystwyth, Wales, UK, SY23 3AH
Tel: +44 (0) 1970 622133
Fax: +44 (0) 1970 622132
CPR is a company limited by guarantee (Reg. No. 231 570)

<b>About CPR On Tour</b>
CPR On Tour &#8211; presenting performance skills from around the world Autumn 2001/Spring 2002

CPR on Tour is series of weekend workshops for professionals and non-professionals interested in the training and creative opportunities normally found at a typical full-blown CPR festival or Summer School. Each weekend, whilst self-contained, will explore a broad theme in an accessible format. Workshops are organized in different venues around Wales, and at a modest fee.

The Centre for Performance Research (CPR) is a multi-faceted theatre organization based in Wales and working internationally. The CPR produces innovative performance work; arranges workshops, conferences, lectures and master classes; collaborates and exchanges with theatre companies of international significance; publishes and distributes theatre books and runs a multicultural performance resource centre.
web site
Antony Pickthall
Wednesday, November 14, 2001back



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