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A TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTRE

 
 

The Work Centre’s vision is a collaborative working community that champions engagement and dialogue between artists, communities, like-minded companies and institutions.

It offers workshops, conferences and artistic platforms that encourage new thought on art, humanity and the natural world through practical realisation.

It is a platform that provides an artistic sanctuary in which people across the UK can engage in creative, cultural and spiritual conversations that nourish and support the creative development of each individual. 

 

 

          WORK WITH ARTISTS

 

To awaken the artist as researcher these workshops give participants the opportunity to:

  • Research the relationship between form and freedom, inner life and outer expression

  • Explore vocal and physical training within an ensemble ethos.

  • Hones skills that engage with the principles of presence, truth and the freedom and spontaneity of the body.

The work is open to artists and participants of all levels and is designed to build a collective of connected artists. These workshops take place in London, Bristol and around the south-west.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

This programme works with marginalised, alternative and rural communities.

We engage in conversations about the nature of community and what communities ecosystems can teach us in contemporary life.

Our workshops investigate:

  • How nature, ritual and outdoor activities effect and enhance the wellbeing of individuals within a community

  • How creative artistic practice can support, clean and nurture the health of a community.

 

 

 
 
 

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

Photographer: Patrick Dodds

Photographer: Patrick Dodds

“THE MYTHIC IMAGINATION”

6th & 7th APRIL

BRISTOL - SPACE 238, BRISTOL

£33 FOR ONE WORKSHOP, £56 FOR BOTH

15% DISCOUNT FOR RETURNING PARTICIPANTS

“Magical, spontaneous, tender, deep, joyful, insightful’ 

-Holly Stoppit, performance skills teacher

This weekend workshop from Òran Work Centre dives into the heart of the mythic landscape to awaken the story-maker in us all. Playfully exploring the collective unconscious and the language of symbol and archetype, this workshop offers an embodied, immersive and practical doorway to the wild terrain of the imagination.

Òran Work Centre offers the chance for performers and artists to work within a playful, focused work space to excavate the vital principles and processes that invigorate personal and collective creative practice.

In the Work Centre’s signature style, the work is designed to enable individual excavation, creating an atmosphere of personal research while nurturing the findings of the group.

Participants will have the chance to interrogate their creative process, develop skills in storytelling, improvisation, word play, embodied practice and ensemble techniques to inspire personal discoveries, and to invigorate the discipline and freedom of personal and collective performance practice.

The work is open to artists and performance practitioners of any kind and, while physically demanding, is designed to be accessible to all.

“Every performer should do this. Beautiful work, excellent with strong facilitation”

- Igne Barkauskaite, actress and physical theatre workshop facilitator


RESEARCH PROGRAMMES

Photograph by Eleanor Buchan

Photograph by Eleanor Buchan

“CREATIVITY IN COMMUNITY”

A 10 month research project

In collaboration with The Asha Centre, this programme works works with the EVS volunteers in residence at the centre to investigates the way playful creative practice can help maintain personal freedom while strengthening healthy community eco-systems.

Running October 2018 to August 2019

www.ashacentre.org


 
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“EXPRESS YOURSELF”

Theatre and Performance Workshops

A series of workshops for the residents of The Grange Village, a rural community home to 40 adults with disabilities and other support needs. Looking at Shakespeare, physical play and the performative language of self-expression.

https://www.cvt.org.uk/communities/grange-village


PAST WORKSHOPS

Photograph by Patrick Dodds

Photograph by Patrick Dodds

“EXCAVATING FREEDOM: THE DISCIPLINE OF PERFORMANCE PRACTICE”

19TH & 26TH JANUARY 2019

12PM-6PM BOTH DAYS

SPACE 238, BRISTOL

£30 FOR ONE WORKSHOP, £50 FOR BOTH

15% DISCOUNT FOR RETURNING PARTICIPANTS

This is a 2-part workshop series by Òran Work Centre and a unique opportunity for performers and artists to work within a playful, focused work space to excavate the vital principles and processes that invigorate personal and collective creative practice.

In the Work Centre’s signature style, the work is designed to enable individual excavation, creating an atmosphere of personal research while nurturing the findings of the group.

The work is open to artists and performance practitioners of any kind and, while physically demanding, is designed to be accessible to all.

Participants will have the unique chance to interrogate the creative process, develop skills in physical theatre, contact improvisation and ensemble techniques to inspire personal discoveries, and learn how to invigorate the discipline and freedom of personal and collective performance practice.

“A safe space to explore movement, community, sound, shape and expression. Each workshop is different and magical in its own way - just like its participants.”

- Workshop participant

Òran Work Centre was formerly known as 'The Studio of Incorporate Arts' [SIA]

Workshops are led by co-directors Eleanor Buchan and Henry McGrath, and practitioners from Eden’s Cave company.


Join us as we research.


For more information, availability and prices, contact:

oranworkcentre@gmail.com