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  • Flock Fit

    Flock Fit in the Park

     
    Calling all flockers! Do you want to practice the technique of flocking as well as work on your fitness?
    If you know what flocking is you’ll know how it can get your cardio pumping, your endorphins zinging and your whole poetic body buzzing! If you’re new to the technique be prepared to have a totally ecstatic time!
     
    Across four Wednesdays in March we will meet and dedicate our time to two things, chorus movement and aerobic movement. The technique we will be practicing is the flocking method - it is improvised group movement, (similar to but not the same as the school of fish work). The lead teacher Kimberley Twiner will introduce the group to the method of flocking, and each week a new piece of the technique will be practiced.
     
    You will play, you will get sweaty, you will move!
     
    Where:
    Balfe Park, John St, Brunswick
     
    When:
    March
    Wednesday 3rd - 6:00pm - 7:15pm
    Wednesday 10th - 6:00pm - 7:15pm
    Wednesday 17th - 6:00pm - 7:15pm
    Wednesday 24th - 6:00pm - 7:15pm
     
    You are required to attend all sessions.
    All sessions will include a warm up and a warm down.
    All levels of experience are welcome.
    Class size is limited to 12.
     
    Prices:
    Full: $100.00
    Conc: $80.00
     
    Mates rates, payment plans, and scholarships are available if you seek them out with me.
    You can also Pay It Forward - if you’d like to sponsor someone’s place in the workshop just because you feel generous get in contact with me!
     
    This workshop is non-contact and will be practiced in accordance with any Covid Safe rules and regulations in place at the time.
     
    Questions?
    Contact Kimberley Twiner - ktwiner@gmail.com
  • Clown Play

    Clown Play - Two Day Workshop

     

    Invigorate your clown!
     
    Across two days we will visit the state of clown. We will look at the technique behind the red nose as well as the physical state required to experience the world through the mask of clown.
     
    We will explore the timing and tempo of clown work and how the clown FEELS and SHARES its way through. Emotion is important for the play, they don’t just stay on one track, their emotions are not fixed into a generic state of ‘happy’ or a generic state of ‘grumpy’ or a generic state of ‘bossy’. We will practice letting emotion come, go and evolve.
     
    We will work out how the clowns can play together (in duos) and find the sweet spot where the clowns are really listening to each other and playing together.

    Where:
    Workroom 2, Siteworks, Brunswick
     
    When:
    March
    Saturday 27th 9:30am - 3:30pm
    Sunday 28th 9 :30am - 3:30pm
     
    All levels of experience are welcome.
    You are required to attend both sessions.
    Class size is limited to 16.
     
    Prices:
    Early Bird: $200.00 (Book before 13th March)
    Late Bird: $250.00
     
    Mates rates, payment plans, and scholarships are available if you seek them out with me.
    You can also Pay It Forward - if you’d like to sponsor someone’s place in the workshop just because you feel generous get in contact with me!
    This workshop is non-contact and will be practiced in accordance with any Covid Safe rules and regulations in place at the time.
     
    Questions?
    Contact Kimberley Twiner - ktwiner@gmail.com

  • Bouffon

    Bouffon - Two Day Workshop

     
    Has your satirical eye been firing off lately?
     
    Bouffon is satirical physical comedy. It is created in an ensemble, and devised through group improvisation. This workshop is a refresher course for people who have done Bouffon before and wish to reignite the flame but it will also serve as an introduction to the form for people who have not encountered it before.
     
    Bouffon is a style of theatre that requires larger than life play, we seek to train our playing body to become grotesque, saturated with humanities themes. For the Bouffon to play with such lightness we must train a sharp eagle eye to SEE-IT-ALL and we must train the shapeshifting body to be able to BECOME-IT-ALL.
     
    We will ground ourselves in movement complicite through the technique of flocking, and we will practice how to make theatrical moments bigger - amplify them. And we will look at what to do when we improvise great work and then want to turn it into something repeatable and performable.
     
    Where:
    Workroom 2, Siteworks, Brunswick
     
    When:
    April
    Saturday 3rd 9:30am - 3:30pm
    Sunday 4th 9:30am - 3:30pm
     
    All levels of experience are welcome.
    You are required to attend both sessions.
    Class size is limited to 16.
     
    Prices:
    Early Bird: $200.00 (Book before 20th March)
    Late Bird: $250.00
     
    Mates rates, payment plans, and scholarships are available if you seek them out with me.
    You can also Pay It Forward - if you’d like to sponsor someone’s place in the workshop just because you feel generous get in contact with me!
    This workshop is non-contact and will be practiced in accordance with any Covid Safe rules and regulations in place at the time.
     
    Questions?
    Contact Kimberley Twiner - ktwiner@gmail.com
  • Contact Kimberley

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  • About

    Started by Kimberley Twiner in 2019.

    Melbourne Physical Theatre School is a place for high quality training taught by local, national and international maestros.

     

    Kimberley is a Melbourne based performer, director and teacher.

    She is a Fusetti, Bolton and Gaulier trained performer. In 2019 she studied THE PEDAGOGIC JOURNEY An Advanced Training in Movement Theatre under the tutelage of Giovanni Fusetti. This was a study into teaching the Lecoq lineage of training.

     

    She is obsessed with many aspects of theatre training and believes that technical training and play based training hold hands with each other. Play without technique doesn't work, and technique without play doesn't work. Kimberley seeks to train people in a non-personal way, because theatre trangresses the personal, a performer must go beyond their own private experience.

     

    Kimberley's expertise is found in devised physical comedy, clown, bouffon and character comedy. Her practice is explored through her award winning queer comedy troupe PO PO MO CO, award winning directing for The Travelling Sisters, devising contemporary clown with Fish & Twiner's Bait Shop and her bouffon troupe Physical and Political.

  • Past Workshops

    Winter 2020

    Outdoor Physical Theatre Conditioning Series

    Summer 2020

    From the Neutral Mask to Red Nose

    The Pedagogy of Bouffon

    Bouffon and the Ecstasy of Mocking

    Spring 2020

    Drag 101: Performing Skills

    Character Charge Up

  • Creative Food

    Resources for the eyes and ears that capture something about the incapturable.

    Books

    Society of the Spectacle by Guy Debord

    The Dance Cure by Dr Peter Lovatt

    Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy by Barbara Ehrenreich

    The Poetic Body (also known as The Moving Body) by Jacques Lecoq

    Women Who Run With The Wolves by Dr Clarissa Pinkola Estes

    The Empty Space by Peter Brook

    Why Is That So Funny? by John Wright

    True and False by David Mamet

    Every Little Movement by Ted Shawn

    Listenings

    Myths of the Family by James Hillman

    The Creative Fire by Dr Clarissa Pinkola Estes

    The Politics of Feeling by James Hillman

    Pagan Psychology by James Hillman

    Pink Madness by James Hillman

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