The STOMP programs, which have now been held in all the capital cities in Australia, as well as in Vancouver, Hong Kong and (in 2019) Bristol, Amsterdam and Bulgaria, are week-long physical theatre training intensives. They are also designed to provide an opportunity for actors, directors, educators, and students to take time out of their busy lives and reconnect with their creative selves.
NEW ZEALAND STOMP will introduce participants to Zen Zen Zo’s specialty physical theatre training forms of Viewpoints, Butoh, The Suzuki Method, and the devising technique of Composition. The course will cater to both beginners and advanced students in these methods, and is open to artists and non-artists alike.
In 2019 NEW ZEALAND STOMP will be held in the picturesque alpine village of Hanmer Springs. Situated on thermal hot springs, this idyllic location will provide a welcome retreat for participants to focus on on their art and deepen their practice.
There will also be a MASTERCLASS component (3-5pm daily) open to anyone who has completed the one-week STOMP program or STOMPING GROUND before (either in New Zealand or elsewhere), or has prior experience with the methods being taught. Places will be limited to ensure an intimate class size for maximum one-on-one coaching, so book early!
TEACHER: Lynne Bradley (Co-Founder & Director of Zen Zen Zo)
NEW ZEALAND STOMP
Hanmer Springs Forest Camp & War Memorial Hall
Sun 29 Sept – Thur 3 Oct, 9-5pm
NEW ZEALAND STOMP
Early Bird* NZ$410 / Full Fee NZ $440
Early Bird* NZ$590 / Full Fee NZ $670
+ $200 Accommodation & Dinner for 4 nights
EVENING LAB (7-9pm: optional)
This optional (free) 2-hour evening session will be lead by Zen Zen Zo Associate Director, Alys Hill, and will include Zen Zen Zo video showings, a discussion/ reading group, and a laboratory for new work development. Come with a concept for a show/ collaboration/ performance piece and we’ll workshop it through storyboarding, pitches, and hands-on mentoring to get those dreams off the ground!
Past participants said…
“A fantastic experience! A whole bunch of new tools, practical and dynamic, wrapped up in a blanket of holistic yumminess! Stimulating, useful, thought-provoking and challenging – I enjoyed every minute. Lynne is a very generous and inspiring teacher, creating a safe environment to fail magnificently, and to get back up and fly” (JULIE NOLAN: Artistic Director, Red Leap Theatre)
“I’m taking away a greater sense of “I can-do-it-ness” and a rediscovered JOY. I have a new Role Model in Lynne, an amazing teacher with a strong sense of integrity, knowledge and care. I came to this course with little expectation, a lot of fear and a degree of apathy. I left feeling fulfilled spiritually, mentally and physically. I also left with a renewed desire to challenge myself and spread my dragon wings.” (STEPH BARNETT – Educator)