VE at Yorkshire Dance

James TheRobot shares his experience of week one of Valoris and the Expansions rehearsals. It was only the beginning…

Yorkshire Dance offered us a two week residency with sharing. Darren and the team were welcoming and supportive and it was a massive help. The first week’s exploration included Lizi Patch and Mark Tillotoson masterclasses focussing on theatre and clowning skills such as improv, characters, fixed point, hierarchy, and generating and establishing games. The second week was focussed on choreography, creating material and consolidating the world of the piece. Working with Lizi and Mark was challenging in many good ways. The days included many tasks/ exercises that helped us use our voices, get into/ maintain characters, and share with each other and the audience. 

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