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Forthcoming Theatre Workshops:

Directing for the Stage Masterclass
Saturday 10th September 2011, 10am -4pm . Light lunch provided. Fee 20 euro

Paul Meade will share his thoughts on directing through a series of games and practical exercises. Topics to be explored include: status, intimacy and the relationship with the audience or spectator. Students will explore three theatre texts from different eras looking at space, movement and working with actors.

'This workshop is aimed at participants who have some experience of theatre (amateur or professional) and are interested in furthering their knowledge of directing.

To Book tel:
086 0637648

Email contact@hilltown.ie

Dealing with Tensions & Conflict creatively and Constructively
Saturday 17th September 2011. 10am-4pm . Light lunch provided. Fee 20 euro

Susanne Bosch and Dragan Miloshevski will use several creative exercises and critical reflection to highlight the fact that (creative) work in public space and/or with people always provokes, creates and embraces conflict.

What tools and skills can you use to deal with tensions and conflict constructively and creatively? Which role can you play in such settings? A number of creative methods from Augusto Boal, Marshall Rosenberg (Non-Violent Communication) and public art practices will be used. The purpose of the workshop is to introduce the participants to creative communication methods from the art field, peace pedagogy and self-reflective learning. We aim to introduce models that people can easily pick up and use in a playful way in daily life.

To Book tel:
086 0637648

Email contact@hilltown.ie




Past events:

Sculpture Masterclass
Thursday 26th August 2010 - 10am to 4pm
Fee: €20. Lunch provided
funded by Westmeath County Council

The masterclass will consisit of a sculpture workshop in the morning using found objects in the castle keep at Hilltown. There will be an afternoon forum on the morning's work and studio viewing with the participation of a Midlands sculptor.
No experience necessary for participants.

Neda Danianova

Neda is a young Bulgarian sculptor who will take up the Westmeath CoCo artist's residency during August at Hilltown Studio Theatre. She studied sculpture at the Bulgarian Art Academy for four years and graduated last year in the class of Prof. Krum Damianov, her father, who is a renowed Bulgarian sculptor. She has exhibited at various exhibitions throughout Bulgaria.

To Book tel: 086 0637648
Email: fionnualaco@eircom.net


Dance Masterclass
Thursday 9th Sept 2010 - 10am to 4pm
Fee: €20. Lunch provided
funded by Westmeath County Council

The masterclass is ideal for people will some dance experience especially PE/dance teachers, teachers using movement as a tool in the classroom and those generally interested in dance movement. Cristina will lead the dance workshops and the day will finish with a general discussion on contemporary dance with Ray Eliot Schwartz.

Cristina Goletti
Cristina trained at the London Contemporary Dance School where she gained a Postgraduate Diploma with distinction. She co-founded Legitimate Bodies Dance Company, at Birr Theatre and Arts Centre. Since then she has been involved in all productions (“Lingering on a Diagonal”/ “Touching Distance” and “R-Ated”). Awards include “DanceWEB European Scholarship” Vienna 2008 and Bursary Award from The Irish Arts Council. She is one of the co-founders of DARI, Dance Artists in Rural Ireland, a network of Irish dance artists based outside the capital and the director of I.F. O.N.L.Y. the first Irish festival dedicated to dance solos.

Ray Eliot Schwartz
Ray is a movement artist who has spent 20 years committed to developing an experiential understanding of the body. As a co-founder of four contemporary dance projects in the US he has choreographed, performed, presented other artists, and developed educational curricula for diverse populations of students. He has taught at The Mimar Sinan Universitesi in Istanbul and colleges and universities throughout the U.S. and Mexico. Currently he is serving as the Coordinator of the Licenciatura en Danza en la Universidad De Las Americas, Mexico.

To Book tel: 086 0637648
Email: fionnualaco@eircom.net


October 12th 2009 - 10.00am-4.00pm light lunch provided. €20

Visual Art Practice with Social Consciousness

This Master class is designed to encourage the development of a work practice for visual artists interested in participatory art beyond the traditional structure of the art institution, ie. museum and/or gallery, with a particular emphasis on collaboration between artist/architect/designer and community. The master class focuses on artistic practices that express and explore a range of community and social concerns.
Caelan Bristow & Sarah Entwistle

Sarah Entwistle graduated from the Architectural Association in 2006. She is currently working with Charles Tashima Architecture in London and undertaking her Part 3 at Westminster University.

Caelan Bristow studied at The American University in Paris, the Architectural Association and the Southern California Institute of Architecture. She has been involved in both art and architecture practice, in the US, the Europe and Ireland.


Oct 17 2009 - 10am- 4pm,  €20. Light Lunch Provided

"Directing From Page to Stage"
'This workshop is aimed at participants who have some experience of theatre (amateur or professional) and are interested in furthering their knowledge of directing. 

Paul Meade
Paul Meade is a writer, director, actor and co-artistic director of Gúna Nua Theatre. From Limerick, Paul trained at the Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College, and later received an M.A. in modern drama from U.C.D. As a director Paul has directed Trousers (in Dublin and off-Broadway), The Real Thing, Taste and co-directed the award-winning Scenes from a Water Cooler for Gúna Nua.

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