Every session of Babel’s work aims to do three things
Unpack social, philosophical and psychological ideas
Improve physical, textual and creative skills
Develop confidence, engage inspirations and enrich imaginations
Whether that is in workshops and residencies or our own rehearsals.
This page will detail some of the ways we engage with performers and communities interested in our work.
dates coming soon
ensemble physical theatre workshops
CONNECT: bring together into contact so that a real and notional link is established
Join us for an intensive two day physical exploration of ensemble training, developing a profound sense of connection to ourselves, to each other and to the space around us. Focussing on a key aspect of Babel’s work we unpack some of the fundamentals of ensemble theatre making: impulse, connection, listening, imagination, play, emotion and freedom, in a deep, rooted and intense period.
These workshops are an uplifting and joyous way to practice listening to ourselves, developing strong connections with people, working as a group and trust. CONNECT workshops are highly collaborative, very physical and wonderfully exhausting and will be ideal for recent graduates or artists looking to develop their creative skills.
In these divisive and disparate times it seems even more important to take a focussed period to CONNECT with ourselves and each other and find a sense of presence in our daily lives.
In the spirit of openness and community our CONNECT workshops are priced very affordably and run on a Pay What You Can Afford scheme. Below we have outlined a suggested donation that goes towards the space hire and facilitators. Demand for Babel workshops is often very high, so that we can manage the group and ensure you will benefit from your time with us on this particular session, places are offered via an informal application process. Please send a CV and a short statement expressing your interest in CONNECT and a bit about you as an artist to firstname.lastname@example.org
15TH & 16TH AUGUST @ POPLAR UNION, LONDON
230 - 830
£30/ £20 (concession)
*Donations are made in advance payable via BACS upon confirmation of your place. The amount is of your choosing.
REGULAR PHYSICAL THEATRE TRAINING
Artistic Director Joseph Lynch leads regular laboratory workshops exploring the Babel processes of physical actor training and theatre making, in an attempt to challenge and share the theatre making craft and to begin developing a community of performers who share the same vocabulary.
WINTER 2018 APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!
We will be holding another Lab Project in Winter 2019. If you feel you would like to be involved and/or learn more, please send a CV and expressions of interest to email@example.com
Babel: a confused noise made by a number of voices; a confused situation
Nights: the period between afternoon and sunrise