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Mime & Movement Workshop for practising artists, teachers and movement enthusiasts

Fergus Aitken Mime & Movement Workshop, Wellington 17 January 2016
17 Jan 2016
10am to 4pm, Sunday 17 January 2016
A fun refresher on physical awareness, presence and play...
Event type: 
Dance, Theatre, Workshop/Seminar
$120. Or $100 earlybird (rec. by Friday 1 January)
Toi Poneke Arts Centre
61 - 69 Abel Smith Street, Wellington 6011
National, Wellington


This workshop is directed towards artists with an active performance practise and it will focus on extending skills and insights into physical performance powers.

The workshop focuses on:
- Illusionary Mime
- Movement Analysis
- Slow Motion
- States of Tension
- Isolation and Robotics
- Character Development
- Spatial Awareness and Proprioception 

The workshop will take students on a journey of play and exploration, developing techniques via games and improvisation.

Fergus Aitken is a New Zealand-based comedian and international award-winning entertainer. He has performed in theatres, comedy clubs and festivals in more than 15 countries world-wide, including in Russia, England, Ireland, Scotland, Netherlands and Australia. 


Fergus trained in mime, physical theatre, circus and clown, in the UK and in NZ. His teachers include Robert Bennett, Desmond Jones, John Wright, Simon McBurney, Les Bubb, John Bolton, Deb Pope, Giovanni Fusetti, Thomas Monckton, Fraser Hooper and Ira Seidenstein. 

Fergus has taught extensively for: 
NASDA (Christchurch);
Whitireia Performing Arts Centre's Stage & Screen course;

1996 - 2010 
Fergus was a guest physical theatre teacher-trainer at NZ's only full-time circus school CIRCOARTS (Christchurch)

Wellington Improvisation Troupe (WIT); 
Wellington Youth Circus;
Footnote Dance Co's ChoreoLab;
Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School;
European Juggling & Circus Skills Convention (Edinburgh)

Interested participants: 
Please contact Fergus directly 
or on 021 386 487

Written by

Fergus Aitken

3 Dec 2015