Stomping Ground is a Physical Theatre Intensive Training program that will take you on a journey of transformation and kick-start your year.
2014 will mark Stomping Ground’s 16th year, which was the first of its kind in Australia. This year will be led by Zen Zen Zo founders Lynne Bradley and Simon Woods, Resident Director Drew der Kinderen, and Guest Artist Younes Bachir (long-term collaborator with Spanish company La Fura dels Baus) will also join the team.
The program aims to introduce artists to a range of physical theatre disciplines including Zen Zen Zo’s specialty areas of the Suzuki Method, Butoh, and the Viewpoints, as well as Bachir’s Andante Method.
Stomping Ground will provide a solid base in these approaches focusing on developing the performer’s physical, vocal and ensemble skills. It is also a journey of transformation – both personally and professionally – as participants begin the New Year by refining their goals for 2014, shaping their craft, and meeting fellow artists with similar interests and beliefs.
This training course is physically rigorous and mentally challenging. Participants should be in good health and prepared to work hard. However, no previous physical theatre experience is necessary. Due to the demanding nature of this course, all participants must be at least 18 years of age (or have finished Year 12).