Workshop - Writing and the Body, LISPA/Arthaus Berlin

  • Berlin, Germany
  • combined arts, dance, interdisciplinary arts, literature, theatre, visual arts
  • Michelle Madsen


04 – 08 Nov 2019 Eden Studios, Pankow, LISPA, Arthaus Berlin

15:00 – 18:30

Eur300 - bursaries available 

Whether you are a writer who wants to explore the stories your body has to tell, or a movement practitioner who wants to put their practice into words, this week-long workshop led by poets, theatre makers and storytellers Michelle Madsen and Cat Gerrard will give you the space to explore and create new ways of writing and storytelling.

This is a workshop for those who have some experience of either writing or movement and are curious to explore what possibilities appear when they take the leap into different spaces of research and creation.

This workshop will give artists with different experiences and approaches to writing and the body into the same space as others to see what happens in that encounter.

We'll use masks, materials and physical exploration of spaces as a basis for the work. 

Michelle Madsen is a poet, theatre maker, journalist and performer. She trained at LISPA and has worked with Salena Godden and Kate Tempest, performing poetry on four continents and at Latitude, Glastonbury and the Royal Albert Hall. Her work has been broadcast on Resonance FM, BBC1, Radio 4 and the World Service. She is both a solo theatre maker and half of clown duo Bait and has developed work with Cambridge Junction, Battersea Arts Centre and the Camden People's Theatre. Current productions include KIll The Princess.

Cat Gerrard is a performance-maker, director and teacher from London, based in Berlin since 2015. She trained at Drama Studio London and later at LISPA, where she has been part of the core teaching team since 2016. Cat has toured Europe with solo work and with various puppetry, physical theatre and storytelling ensembles, including Theatre Témoin, Pandvani 108 and Ulua(k) Teatro, which she co-founded in 2015. Current productions include Somewhere, Maybe Here and Maite.

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