Workshops


UPCOMING WORKSHOPS 

SOLO PERFORMANCE IMPROVISATION with Andrew Morrish - (Sold Out)
Sat   12th  May  11.00 - 17.00  Workshop
Sun  13th  May  11.00 - 17.00  Workshop

CCA - Creative Lab / 350 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow

contact: theglasgowjam@gmail.com

Andrew takes a ‘skills and spirit’ approach to teaching improvisation. We will engage in the skills of engagement necessary to find content from breath, voice, movement and the imagination and we will amplify these skills using the spirit of communication necessary to engage an audience. We will start with work with movement and then add voice, breath and imagination. We will constantly explore the spirit of communication as a motivation for choice making. Through this process participants develop the skills of generation and shaping content whilst working between physical and vocal modes. We will also develop a specific form of feedback that will support us in performance. When combined, these elements form a reflective practice that Andrew believes is essential in the development of consistency in solo improvisational performance. Participants are encouraged to become their own editor in performance, using the skills of shifting their point of attention, developing texture and maintaining clarity. Participants should also come expecting to enjoy themselves.

Biography: Andrew Morrish began improvising with Al Wunder's "Theatre of the Ordinary" in Melbourne in I982. In 1987 he formed "Trotman and Morrish" with Peter Trotman. They performed their unique improvisational duets in Australia and the US until 1999, when Andrew moved to Sydney to develop his solo performing. Since 2000 he has been renowned for his solo performing and teaching in Australia and Europe.From 2008-13 he was appointed as a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Huddersfield, U.K.He was the recipient of the Australia Council’s Dance Fellowship for 2016-17.In 2018 he will be teaching in Glasgow, Berlin, Paris, Gothenburg, London, Cologne, Warsaw, Amsterdam, Poznan, Bouxwiller, Adelaide and Melbourne.


PAST WORKSHOPS

THE HIPS DON'T LIE with Tony Mills
Sat   24th  March  11.00 - 17.00  Workshop
Sun  25th  March  11.00 - 17.00  Workshop
Sun  25th  March  17.00 - 19.00 JAM
CCA - Creative Lab / 350 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow
£60 (£50) / contact: theglasgowjam@gmail.com

In this workshop Tony will take you through basic principles of weight sharing focused around the position of the hips. We will build a vocabulary from the floor, to standing and in the air around  these principles.The pace of the workshop will gradually build to involve more  dynamic weight sharing possibilities.  This workshop will also cover aspects of joint manipulation and decision making when it comes to partner dancing. This is with an overall view to give the participant a greater understanding of physical pathways, principles and creative tools for dancing in contact.

  * This workshop may not be suitable for complete beginners to Contact Improvisation. If you are in doubt about whether this is the right opportunity  for you, please get in touch and we can help you to decide. Spaces are limited and available on a first come first serve basis so please book in advance via email.* 



THE SECRET ART OF ACTING



CIRCULARITY IN CONTACT IMPROVISATION

EMBODIED VISION



EMBODIED VISION
A contact improvisation weekend with Anna Bambridge

Workshop Saturday 26 March 2016, 11am–5pm
Class and Jam Sunday 27 March 2016, 1–4.30pm
Kinning Park Complex

Using relaxation and movement techniques grounded in the Bates method of vision education we will explore how our attention and intention affects how we see and how we feel. Vision is a learned sense that we can continually attend to and we will encourage new ways of using our eyesight. Aspects of vision we will explore include peripheral and central sight (and the relationship between them) and our senses of perspective, colour, movement and depth. You are encouraged to bring warm layers, as there will be times of stillness in the workshop.
You are invited to explore your natural vision for this workshop. This means that if you wear glasses you can take them off or if you wear contact lenses please bring what you need to take them out.
Contact Improvisation experience is not necessary.
Saturday workshop only £40
Full weekend £45

To book your place, please email us at: theglasgowjam@gmail.com with the subject header 'Embodied Vision'.
Lunch by Ali (who has been making delicious cakes for the jam) will be available for purchase for this workshop. 

About Anna


I have been obsessed with natural vision work for nearly 20 years. I first experienced a change from blurry to clear vision through relaxation in 1996 when I was 22. I have an MPhil from Glasgow Caledonian University researching Holistic Vision Therapy. I have been teaching vision education since 2006 and have presented workshops at the International Holistic Vision Conferences. I trained as a Bates Method teacher at the Bates College of Vision Education in 2007. I am interested in how the Bates Method can combine with therapeutic and arts practices and I am currently exploring relationships between the Bates Method and the Contact Improvisation dance form. I discovered contact improvisation a few years ago and love it. I find that the principles are the same as for vision work. Creativity, clarity, honesty and communication are all important. I was part of the @TheGlasgowJam's New Jammers programme in 2015, which was supported by Creative Scotland. www.indivisual.org.uk



CI WORKSHOP WITH PENNY CHIVAS
Co-Director of @TGJ and international CI teacher

This workshop considers the possibilities for composition within CI. 
We'll take our practices of working closely with a partner into choices of space, rhythm and dynamics and understand how they can sit as part of a much larger composition. Exploring our spatial arrangements in solos, duos and ensembles we can begin to compose where and how we move and how this impacts the composition of the group.  We will begin to understand how a potential audience may see the space, bringing our CI practice into composed structure. 

A workshop for those looking to bring a sense of composition and choice their CI/Jam practice.

Saturday 28th November 2015
12noon - 6pm
@Kinning Park Complex

£30 - bookings before 31st October
£40 thereafter