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    Working Title of Project
    ‘Big V Energy’
    Director/Process Facilitator
    Kimberley Twiner
    Performance Style
    Physical Theatre and Chorus
    Training in physical theatre; developing a shared language
    Devising; using chorus improvisation
    Collating, editing, refining
    Present x3 work in progress showings in a short development season
    Poetic Project Description

    Big V Energy (working title) is a new physical theatre work devised through chorus practice and designed to be performed outside. Using fury as fuel it will be a fiercely physical celebration of feminism. The ensemble will be trained by Kimberley Twiner, who will also facilitate the devising process and direct the work-in-progress showings. Inherently joyful, it will be physical theatre verging on part riot, part ritual and part outdoor pop concert performed with the athletic gusto of Amazonian warriors.
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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

    Autumn 2021

    Bouffon - 2 Day Workshop

    Clown Play - 2 Day Workshop

    Flock Fit in the Park Series

    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.


    A History of the Dance by Curt Sachs

    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


    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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