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CROSS CURRENTS: Spring Tide 2003     

The Centre for Performance Research (CPR) in Aberystwyth has just announced its new programme of participatory workshops, funded by the Arts Council of Wales Training Scheme & National Lottery Scheme and by ELWa (Education and Learning Wales).

CATCH THE TIDE.if you are a professional performer or singer, an experienced enthusiast or simply curious about performance and keen to explore your creativity this programme of workshops offers many opportunities for all to learn new skills from some of the best practitioners working in the world today. CROSS CURRENTS is a programme rich in the range of skills and diverse in the cultures it represents in workshops across Wales between February and May this year.

The CROSS CURRENTS: Spring Tide workshops focus on developing skills in using the voice, theatre and performance, dance and devising and writing.
The programme also incorporates CPR's VOICE works series of workshops that are specifically programmed to provide opportunities for performers, singers and voice therapists to undertake training in years when CPR is not running its bi-ennial Giving Voice Festival.

CROSS CURRENTS consist of 20 individual workshops, 3 concerts, and 3
performances, most of which take place over a weekend in different locations
around Wales, including Brecon, Mold, Wrexham, Machynlleth, Aberystwyth,
Brecon, Ammanford, St. Donats. St. Davids, Narberth and Cardiff. The
workshops are affordably priced with concessionary rates.

Antony Pickthall, Marketing & Development Director for CPR comments,

"Cross Currents is a truly inspiring programme of very high quality training
opportunities for professional performers, teachers and experienced
enthusiasts across a diverse range of performance disciplines. Participants
can undertake the influential Bodyweather dance training with Stuart Lynch
in Aberystwyth, comedy and clowning with the award-winning Ridiculusmus in
Brecon, a voice retreat with Natalka Polovynka in St. David's, writing for
solo performance with black British performance artist and poet SuAndi, and
a cool Welsh 'Rap Skool' with Steffan Cravos of Tystion fame in Cardiff. All
of the contributors are of international standing and many of them will be
visiting Wales for the first time."

The full colour brochure outlining full details of all the workshops and
other events that form part of CROSS CURRENTS: Spring Tide is available from
CPR - Tel: 01970 622133, Email: cprwww@aber.ac.uk or by visiting the CPR web
site at www.thecpr.org.uk

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THIS RELEASE AND TO REQUEST PHOTOGRAPHS OR
OPPORTUNITIES TO INTERVIEW TEACHERS
Contact Antony Pickthall on 01970 621571 or email aop@aber.ac.uk

CROSS-CURRENTS: Spring Tide FULL LISTINGS

Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 February
Presented at John Phillips Hall, Bangor in partnership with Coleg Normal
GABY AGIS (UK)
SKINNER MOVEMENT RELEASING TECHNIQUE

Gaby Agis is a choreographer with extensive training and teaching experience
in the Skinner Releasing Technique SRT, a movement technique that has been
developed in the USA over the last 30 years.

Saturday 22 - Sunday 23 February,
Aberystwyth
STUART LYNCH (DENMARK)
BODY-WEATHER WORKSHOP

Body Weather is a comprehensive training system relevant to those developing
body awareness generally or for those with specific interests in dance or
performance.

£45 (£20)


March 1 - 2, 10am - 5pm, 10am - 4pm
Presented at and in partnership with St Donat's Arts Centre
HELEN PARIS & LESLIE HILL (UK/USA)
GUERRILLA RETREAT
ENCILFA GUERRILLA

Intended for performance 'veterans' as much as younger artists, the
Guerrilla Retreat is designed to revitalise, inspire and tone artists who
want to re-examine or refresh their practice and asses their current skills
base.

£45 (£20 concessions)


Saturday 1 - Sunday 2 March, 10am - 5pm, 10am - 4pm
Hendre Hall, Talybont, Bangor
GRZEGORZ BRAL - TEATR PIESN KOZLA (Poland)
SONG, DANCE, RHYTHM, MOVEMENT, GESTURE AND THE SPOKEN WORD.
Formerly one of Gardzienice Theatre's leading actor's, Grzegorz's own
company, Teatr Piesn Kozla The workshop is aimed at all types of performer
from actors, to singers to dancers.
Weekend Workshop Fee: £45 (£20 concessions).

Polyphonic Singing/ Polyphonic Singing
Grzegorz will also lead a (separate) polyphonic singing workshop on the
evening of Saturday 1st March - Presented at Huw Owen Hall, Bangor, in
partnership with the School of Music, University of Wales Bangor
Workshop fee £7.


March 8 - 9, 10am - 5pm, 10am - 4pm
Presented at and in partnership with Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon
DAVID WOODS / RIDICULUSMUS (UK)
FINDING THE FUNNY
DARGANFOD Y DIGRI

This workshop aims to help steer people towards their funny self with an
emphasis on action rather than talk, and participants of any age and
physical fitness are asked to come as something other than themselves and
prepared to 'play hard'!

£45 (£20 Concessions)

March 8 - 9, 10am - 5pm
Presented at and in partnership with Chapter, Cardiff
RECKLESS SLEEPERS (UK)
CONSTRUCTING MAPS AND MEMORY: DOCUMENTATION & REPRESENTATION
SAERNÏO MAPIAU A'R COF: DOGFENNU & DARLUNIO

Acclaimed UK performance group, lead a workshop to develop practical skills
and alternative approaches to communication, composition and writing through
developing carefully observed and notated exercises, and a series of
image-making.

£45 (20 Concessions)



March 15 - 16, 10am - 5pm each day
Presented at Butetown Community Centre, Cardiff in partnership with CADMAD
SuAndi (UK)
DEVELOPING THE SOLILOQUY
DATBLYGU'R YMSON

Working with Manchester-based performance poet SuAndi, this workshop will
focus on revealing the skills and approaches needed to create solo
performances.

£45 (£20 Concessions)

March 22 - 23, 10am - 5pm each day
Studio 2, Adeilad Parry-Williams Building Prifysgol Cymru Aberystwyth/The
University of Wales, Aberystwyth
ARYA N.M. & SREENATH K.S. (INDIA)
INTRODUCTION TO KOODIYATTOM
RHAGARWEINIAD I KOODIYATTOM

Still relatively unknown in the west, the ancient Indian performance style
of Koodiyattom combines the spiritual and the artistic to produce a unique
approach to theatre, dance and movement.

£45 (£20 Concessions)


March 29 - 30, 10am - 5pm each day
Presented at and in partnership with Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold
GUY DARTNELL
VOIC(E)MOTION

Guy Dartnell is an award-winning creator, director and performer whose work
spans the realms of theatre, dance, music and circus, and who has taught
workshops all over the world. This workshop will explore how through a
combination of active observation and improvisation one can access these
emotional qualities and play with the vocal/physical patterns and rhythms
they contain.

£45 (£20 concessions)

April 5 - 6, 10am - 5pm, 10am - 4pm
Presented at and in partnership with Theatr Stiwt Theatre, Wrexham
GARY CARTER (NETHERLANDS/SOUTH AFRICA)
PRESENCE - PHYSICAL & VOCAL WORK
PRESENOLDEB - GWAITH CORFFOROL & LLEISIOL

Gary Carter's work in the theatre involves the creation of performance
pieces which cross the boundaries of the conventional well-made play, dance
and performance art. This workshop will explore the concept of 'Presence',
and its relationship to performance, creativity, and ultimately, to meaning.

£45 (Concessions £20)


April 5 - 8
St. David's, Pembrokeshire
NATALKA POLOVYNKA (UKRAINE)
VOICE IN ACTION - A VOCAL RETREAT
Y LLAIS AR WAITH - ENCILFA LEISIOL

A chance to explore your own vocal potential through voice, movement and
song in the beautiful Pen Rhiw Centre in St Davids, West Wales. A four-day
workshop retreat for anyone interested in developing their voice in
performance led by one of the east Europe's leading voice exponents.

Course Fee: £255, which includes all tuition, meals and accommodation at Pen
Rhiw from supper Fri 4th to lunch on Tues 8th (teaching will conclude at 4
pm on Tues 8th)

April 26-27, 10am - 5pm, 10am - 4pm
Machynlleth
HANS KÖHL (Austria)
YODELLING/ YODELLING

A wonderful and rare opportunity to learn this extraordinary vocal form from
one of its greatest enthusiasts, Hans Kohl, director of the famous
Salzburger Adventsingen.

£45 (£20)


May 3 - 4, 10am - 5pm, 10am - 4pm (voice works flag)
Aberystwyth
VIVIANE DE MUYNCK
VOICES/ VOICES

Viviane is one of Belgium's foremost actresses; hugely versatile, she works
throughout Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, and is as acclaimed for her
television and film performances as for her stage work and her experimental
theatre work with Brussels-based Needcompany. Through detailed work with
voice and text, Viviane will explore how actors can achieve this complex mix
individually and as part of a group process.

£45 (£20 concessions)

Saturday 10 May, 10am - 5pm, and a performance at 8pm
Presented at Queen's Hall, Narberth in association with SPAN-ARTS, Narberth
JULIE MURPHY
WELSH FOLK SONG/ WELSH FOLK SONG

Julie Murphy is regarded internationally as one of Britain's finest folk
singers, either solo or with Welsh folk group, Fernhill. In this one day
workshop, Julie will teach some of the Welsh Folk songs that have so
inspired her.

Julie will also give a performance in the evening, accompanied by Dylan
Fowler.

£25 (£15 concessions)

May 17 - 18, 10am-5pm, 10am - 4pm
Ammanford Miner's Theatre, presented in partnership with Ammanford Miner's
Theatre
PETER MORGAN BARNES (NORTHERN IRELAND)
SPEAKING SHAKESPEARE
LLEFARU SHAKESPEARE

Transforming text into speech is a key skill for any actor - this workshop
will help you deconstruct your own modes of speech and language in order to
explore new ways of connecting an audience to Shakespearean language

£45 (£20 concessions)

Dydd Sadwrn 24 - 25 Mai 10am -5pm
Presented at the Old Library, Cardiff and in partnership with CADMAD and
Cardiff 2008
STEFFAN CRAVOS - 'TYSTION'
CREU A PHERFFORMIO 'RAP' CYMRAEG - RAP SKOOL

This is the essential guide to Rap - the background the history and the role
of the MC - in a workshop led by Steffan Cravos, founder of Welsh hip-hop
band, TYSTION. This workshop is taught through the medium of Welsh.

£25 (£15 concessions)


May 24 - 25, 10am - 5pm, 10am-4pm
Presented at Huw Owen Hall, in partnership with the School of Music,
University of Wales Bangor
DOREEN THOBEKILE - from Transglobal Underground
ZULU SINGING
CANU ZWLW

RHYTHM FROM THE HEART - ZULU SINGING

This is a very therapeutic workshop, the traditional songs in harmony will
leave your spirits high. You will learn correct breathing, projection and
vowel shaping to song with rhythm from the heart.

Weekend Workshop Fee: £45 (£20 concessions). Saturday only workshop fee: £25
(£10 concessions)


May 31 - June 1, 10am - 5pm, 10am - 4pm and a performance on 31 may, 8pm
Presented at and in partnership with St Donat's Arts Centre
MICHAEL ORMISTON
MONGOLIAN THROAT SINGING
GWDDWGANU MONGOLIA

Khöömii is an amazing style of overtone singing where one person sings two
or more distinct pitches at the same time. Michael is in the unique position
of being the only European given the blessing to teach the basics of Khöömii
by Tserendavaa, his teacher & Gereltsogt, a famous Khöömii singer from
Mongolia; Michael and his partner, Candida Valentino, have performed
worldwide and have recently played for HH, the Dalai Lama and the prime
Minister of Tibet in exile.

£45 (£20 concessions)


VOICE WORKS PERFORMANCES ACROSS WALES (voice works flag)
(For detailed information on the performances below, please contact either
the relevant venue or CPR on 01970 622133)

CONCERTS/ CYNGHERDDAU

April/ April 11, 8pm
NATALKA POLOVYNKA (Ukraine) - double bill, Parry Williams Studio, University
of Wales
Aberystwyth
MOUTHFUL (Newcastle) - double bill, Parry Williams Studio, University
of Wales Aberystwyth
(Tickets/ Tickets: CPR Tel (01970 622133)

May/ May 10th, 8.pm
JULIE MURPHY & DYLAN FOWLER - presented at Queen's Hall, Narberth in
partnership with SPAN-ARTS, Narberth
(Tickets/ Tickets: £6 (£5 conc) - Tel SPAN-ARTS 01834 869 323)

May/ May 31st, 8 pm
MICHAEL ORMISTON AND CANDIDA VALENTINO - presented at/ and in partnership
with St Donats Arts
Centre, Llantwit Major

(Tickets/ Tickets £6(£5 conc) tel St Donats Box-Office 01446 799100)

THEATRE PERFORMANCES/ PERFFORMIADAU THEATR

May/ May (dates tbc/ dates tbc)
LES KURBAS THEATRE (UKRAINE): Apokrypha - presented at/ and in partnership
with St Donats Arts
Centre, Llantwit Major and Theatr Taliesin, Swansea

TALKS/ SGYRSIAU

May/ May 17th, 8.pm
CONFLICT RESOLUTION THROUGH DRAMA
a talk by Peter Morgan Barnes - presented at/ in partnership with Ammanford
Miners Theatre

(Tickets/ Tickets £3, tel Ammanford Miners Theatre 01269 595 427)

VOICEWORKS PERFORMANCES ACROSS WALES
(For detailed information on the performances above, please contact either
the relevant venue or CPR on
01970 622133)
The workshops will be held in North, South and Mid Wales. The fee for
weekend workshops is £45 (£25 concs.) per person and for one day workshops
£25 (£15).

To reserve your place please download a booking form from www.thecpr.org.uk
or email cprwww@aber.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0) 1970 622133 for further
information.




About theVOICEworks

'theVOICEworks' is a new CPR Voice International workshop programme aimed at voice professionals and experienced non-professionals who wish to develop their skills and knowledge with leading voice teachers in years when there is not a biennial Giving Voice Festival - next


ABOUT THE CENTRE FOR PERFORMANCE RESEARCH

The Centre for Performance Research (CPR) is a multi-faceted theatre organisation 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.
Centre for Performance Research  
web site
: www.thecpr.org.uk
Antony Pickthall
e-mail: aop@aber.ac.uk
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