home Byrd Productions Presents: The David Gaines Workshops

“7 x 1 Samurai” Mr. Gaines’ most recent show has been the hit of Fringe Festivals all across North America and Canada. It was one of the most popular shows in last summer’s Kansas City Fringe Festival. For more information, go to www.davidgainesperformance.com Lecoq-based TRAINING Explore the fundamental elements of performance through movement and improvisation. Learn from a master of international acclaim. The Workshops Each workshop lasts three hours, and will entail some physical exercises, some conceptual exercises, and some improvisational exercises. The sessions are conducted with a serious focus, but a playful demeanor. Saturday, February 16 Cost: $40 each session Just off Broadway Theatre 3051 Penn Valley Drive, KC,MO TO RESERVE: contact Byrd Productions at www.byrdproductions.org or call 816-305-8188 Morning Workshop 10:00 - 1:00 Space and Clarity in Interaction and Performance How to use “personal space” and the “imaginary space” to create believable behavior and clear interaction in performance. This introductory workshop presents exercises from the training program at the Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris, where Mr. Gaines was a professor, alongside Monsiour Lecoq himself. The workshop is playful, fun, and stimulating, no matter what your level of theatrical experience. Afternoon Workshop 2:30 - 5:30 Dramatic Presence, Emotional Interplay, and Crafting a Scene From the dramatic power of stillness through the seven levels of dramatic tension, this workshop will feature exercises to put into play the principles of the introductory workshop, and explore further concepts in exercises and in the context of small group scenes developed and crafted as in a working rehearsal process. The Teacher Mr. Gaines has taught at the Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris as well as forming an international touring company in London that toured the world to great acclaim. He has won many awards, including “Best Solo Performer” (Capital Fringe), “Best in Festival” (Orlando Fringe), Acclaim Award (Cincinatti Enquirer), “Best in Festival” (Ottawa Fringe), and “Best Physical Theatre” (Victoria Fringe). His show was held over in Winnipeg and Minneapolis, and has sold out venues from Edmonton to Tel Aviv.
Just Off Broadway Theatre
Kansas City MO
Saturday, February 16 @ 10:00 am

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