Amy Rose's Utility Room

Mar 11 2019

Holly Stoppit
Image credit: Kamina Walton​​

Holly Stoppit Workshops are proud to be hosting inspirational performance alchemist Amy Rose, to run a series of four Utility Room sessions for the playful people of Bristol in June this year. 

Amy’s enormous knowledge of play and carefully considered facilitation has supported Holly’s artistic evolution over the years, so much so, that we wanted to share her with you!

Utility Room is a class where actors, dancers, live artists, puppeteers and other performance practitioners can develop their craft in a friendly yet professional atmosphere. The approach is influenced by the notions of play, pleasure and complicity, from the physical theatre teachings of Jacques Lecoq and Philippe Gaulier, as well as the improvisational performance practices of Al Wunder, Andrew Morrish, Action Theatre and Brenda Waites Flummery Room.

Dates: June 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th 2019

Times: 7-9pm

Venue: The Island Dance Studio, Silver Street, Bristol

Price: £65 / £50 (concessions) for all four sessions

Tickets must be purchased before the course commences, first-come, first-served.

Ticket link here.

Amy is a facilitator and director with specialisms in clown, physical theatre, puppetry/visual theatre, political theatre, outdoor arts and post-dramatic performance. She has 25 years experience as a performer, director and facilitator. She lectures part-time in Theatre Studies at UCW. More about Amy here.

Responses from previous Utility Room participants:

"I find it so hard to stay creative, especially working by myself a lot, so have found the sessions amazingly fun and inspiring, and actually they really reminded me why I do what I do."

"One of the best classes I have taken for a very long time. The lessons were planned, themed and grew as the sessions unfolded. The atmosphere was supportive and reassuring. A great class with a superb teacher who enabled everyone to learn and grow at their own pace. What a delight!"

"A great sense of freedom aligned to creative purpose is hard to teach. It can be learned but not taught. Amy lives the tenets of what she shares with others. That comes through in a class and it is refreshing and honest. The unlearning of movement is equally as important as the learning of movement and performance. Where else could you stick a piece of tape on your nose and learn how to get so much out of that experience? Brilliant!"

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