New theatre project with Periplum

New theatre project with Periplum

Artistic Directors, Claire Raftery  and Damian Wright, have led two sessions exploring the indoor spaces in Church House, and various locations around the Minster, and bringing to life some of the research material gathered by Wimborne Community Theatre.

Tony Horitz, writes:
It’s rare for me to have the opportunity to play and devise with a group, rather than having the responsibility to plan and facilitate activities overall. As in the first session, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It was great to see how quickly strong images relating to the subject matter of the Great War came into focus.

I think a real strength of Periplum’s approach is how they guide participants through structured games and exercises into work that has the potential for performance and is fully grounded in the preliminary activities. They provide you with the tools, show you how best to use them and then leave you to shape the work yourself. This is the kind of empowering workshop practice I’ve always believed in.

Further sessions:

April 5 Site Specific Devising from Narrative & research material: Church House, BH21 1HT
May 10 Creating Trails from a chosen Overall Narrative: Methodist Hall, BH21 1DY
June 28 Devising Performance Trail / Site Animations: Church House, BH21 1HT (JUNE 14 CANCELLED)
July 5 Outdoor exploration animating public space: Community and Learning Resource Centre
July 19 Outdoor exploration animating public space

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE:  Wednesdays, July 9 & 16 7.30-9.30 pm):  led by WCT artistic director, Tony Horitz: will be held at Community and Learning Resource Centre, 41-44 King St, Wimborne Minster, Dorset BH21 1EB (entrance through Public Car Park)

Who is the project for?
New or experienced visual artists, musicians and performers and anyone interested in exploring ways of making theatre in unusual settings, over 12 years.

All sessions, to include one-year WCT membership: £35 or £20 (concessions: young people; over 60 yrs)
Single sessions: £10 each (£8 concessions)

Wimborne Community Theatre has been awarded £5000 from the BBC’s Community Theatre scheme, to work with Periplum, a theatre company producing ground-breaking site-responsive and outdoor performance.  Periplum performed ‘Arkuiem’ in Wimborne in 2007, as part of the Instide Out Festival.

More about Periplum
Periplum is one of the UK’s foremost site-responsive & outdoor theatre companies. Besides producing ground-breaking performance they specialise in heritage, participatory & educational projects. Accolades & nominations for the company’s work include The Guardian Critics’ Choice and the Edinburgh International Festival Fringe First. Read more:


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