bft

Training

Masterclasses

How to Work & Rehearse Online

Date: 27 October 2021
Time: 10:00AM - 1:00PM BST
Location: Online

 

Led by members of the BFT ensemble, this session will reflect on best practice and challenges of undertaking a creative process in a digital space.

It will explore:

  • how to run a 'rehearsal room at a distance' and how theatre makers can transition this back into a physical space ahead of a performance,
  • how to use digital technology to devise a new piece and 
  • how to manage online performances.  

 

The session will include practical tasks and tools and techniques that participants can apply to their practice.

Introductory Training


Date: 26 & 27 November 2021
Time: 10:30AM - 5:00PM 
Location: NDT Broadgate, London

 

This two-day intensive workshop, provides training in our unique methodology of creating original performances based on the personal stories and lived experiences of individuals.

Participants will learn how to:

  • capture and record peoples' personal stories and experiences
  • free their mental/physical inhibitions, develop the flexibility, plasticity and physical form necessary for the expression of inner life
  • draw on personal experiences to create a simple series of ètudes/sketches that form the basis of a performances based on documentary material.

 

Suitable for students, emerging or mid-career actors, directors and theatre-makers, aged 18+.

International Summer School

BFT’s two-week residential summer school offers a total immersion into our  unique approach to devising and creating theatre, combining an in-depth exploration of art-activism together with a raft of theatrical techniques culminating in the creation of a brand new piece of work.


Each year the summer school takes place in a different city located in one of the post-Soviet Union states. Against this backdrop, students learn about the history of dictatorial rule that oppressed the region for nearly 70 years, and how its legacy extends to the present day.