Upcoming Event – Niamh Dowling Workshop

University of Chester Dance and Drama are proud to announce a full day workshop by Niamh Dowling on Saturday 10th November 2012.  This will be on the application of Alexander Technique to performance.  Niamh is a remarkable practitioner who with a touch of her hands can allow a performer to be more expressive and free onstage.  The workshop will involve working in pairs and groups, and will also have times when Niamh will work on individual students in a ‘master class’ format.

Niamh is an internationally known movement specialist who combines alexander technique with directing skills.  She is Head of Manchester School of Theatre at MMU, has trained with Monika Pagneux in Paris, as a teacher of the Alexander Technique and collaborates closely with Teatr Piesn Kozla in Poland.

Niamh Dowling – ‘Hoffmania’

Niamh has worked extensively as Movement Director on productions including Manchester’s Library Theatre and Contact Theatre, Theatre By The Lake in Keswick, Sheffield Crucible, Bolton Octagon and at West Yorkshire Playhouse. She regularly teaches workshops abroad including actors in Malta, Syria and Africa, psychotherapists and performers in Poland, refugees and nuns in Central America, dancers in Uruguay, performers in Argentina and an eighteen month movement training course for Blank Space, a theatre company in Singapore.

This workshop is part of the MA in Performance Practice and MA in Dance.  However it will also be open to a small number of students from Dance, Drama and Music.  Tutors will inform you of the process to gain a place in lectures.  If you are particularly interested, please contact Dr Julian Waite on j.waite@chester.ac.uk



~ by wmiller1 on October 23, 2012.

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