Actors required for new RTÉjr kids drama

Are you between 18-30 years old. Need a TV job?

The Gaiety School of Acting

RTÉ are looking for adult actors to appear in their new RTÉjr kids entertainment drama.

We are looking for; a young woman (18-30) who can rollerblade, a young man (18-30) with a boyband look and a grandma figure. These characters need to be strong, funny and get on with children. The show will centre around the children, with the adult actors there to add variety.

They will need to be available for filming every Tuesday and Wednesday from 22nd September- 16th December 2015. We will not need them for every day of filming but rather, use the three actors on rotation.  Auditions will take place in RTE on 14th August 2015.

If you are interested please email your CV, in particular, outlining any comedy work and any experience with children, to daisy.hanahoe@rte.ie By COB 10th August 2015.

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A lovely Yoga website

I think Maybe Mariposa is a really nice website by Meredith Haggerty inspiring ways to share your yoga practice with the kids in your life. You can read the short asana descriptions to your kids as a way to help visualize the intention of the physicality. Maybe Mariposa

Here is a short excerpt….

catching clouds

This pose facilitates ribcage, shoulder, arm, wrist and hand mobility from supine, seated or standing. Pair it with a sun salutation for morning yoga.

catching clouds 

Stand with your arms at your sides. Feel your feet on the ground and reach the top of your head toward the sky. As you stand still, notice that you move when you breathe. Breathe in. Breath out.

As you breathe in again, circle your arms overhead so your hands almost touch. As you breathe out, look at your hands. Reach one arm as high as you can and catch a cloud in your hand. Do your ribs move as you reach your arm? What about your back?

Now, reach your other arm up and touch the sky with your fingertips. Catch a cloud in your hand. Do your ribs move on this side?

Begin to reach with one arm then the other again and again. You can reach for clouds in front to the side, right above or behind. You can move slow or fast. Catch as many clouds as you see. Can you catch a great big cloud with both hands? What does it feel like to hold a big cloud? Is it light as cotton or wet like rain? Hold your big cloud up high, as if you are holding a big beach ball. Hold the cloud as high as you can.

Now, relax your arms down and shake them out, then let them rest at your sides.

Now, let your arms rest at you sides. Settle your feet into the earth and reach the top of your head toward the sky. Reach your arms out wide. On the count of three, we’ll clap once and end our catching clouds meditation.

1,2,3
namaste

Artist’s Statement ….Part Two

Very important thoughts on how we value ourselves as artists.

The Pale Rook

The Pale Rook

So remember that thing I applied for?

My application was successful.  I was selected to take part in a project at Scotland’s Craft Town,  the wonderful West Kilbride.   I’ve been a massive fan of the Craft Town since I first found out about it a few years ago, so I’m massively chuffed to be a part of it.  The project I’m involved in takes selected craft makers based in Scotland, at various stages of their careers and gives them specialist business mentoring and studio space for six months.   For the first time in over a decade I am being mentored rather than mentoring others, which has been quite a shock to the system.

The first meeting of the participants, organisers and business mentors involved an exercise where we had to think of things that limited our business or things that we were worried about and then we had to…

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Alexander Techniques workshop with Clare Maxwell 17-18th August

This workshop introduces a dynamic branch of the Alexander Technique based on a form of developmental movement called The Dart Procedures. Clare Maxwell, NYC based dancer/choreographer/teacher, will bring her playful, exploratory sensibility to mapping the body via the central nervous system. We will explore the physiological basis for the statement “the head leads, the body follows” and other Alexandrian concepts; we will explore every inch of skin on our bodies; and using these integrative experiences as a base we will unpack various parts of the full Dart Procedures  sequence (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnYUvIRZe_o) to elicit natural ease, resilience, and spring in our body/minds.

Bookings open now. Email fumballycourtstudio@gmail.com

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An Alexander Technique workshop with Clare Maxwell: Investigating Dart Procedures

Fumbally Court Studio are delighted to welcome Clare Maxwell all the way from Movement Research NYC to the Studio in August to facilitate her Alexander Technique workshop: Investigating Dart Procedures. This workshop is aimed towards movement practitioners, teachers and those who are interested in taking a somatic approach to life. We at F.C.S. think Clare’s work is amazing, intuitive and unique and encourage you all to avail of this rare opportunity to learn from her here in Ireland.  She will be doing short one-on-one sessions with all the participants throughout the workshop so bring your questions, injuries, thoughts and practices to the Studio. Clare Maxwell image

Clare Maxwell teaches Alexander Technique privately in NYC and is on the Physical Inquiry and Somatic Practices faculty at Movement Research. She taught for 5 years on the faculty of the William Esper acting studio as well. Clare’s mission is to help working artists train and do what they love without burning out and hurting themselves. Her way of teaching the Alexander principles is dynamic and unique. She is engaged in an ongoing investigation of the Dart Procedures, an Alexander based form of developmental movement. Clare danced with choreographers Ann Carlson, Amy Sue Rosen, John Jasperse, and many others, as well as making her own dances since the late 1980’s. She is now primarily a teaching artist, leading workshops for Alexander teachers, performers, body-workers and therapists who want to be fully embodied in their work.
 
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WORKSHOP CONTENT
  • Learn several improvisations based on the structure of the Central Nervous System (12 cranial and 36 spinal nerves), designed to support the Alexander concept of “the head leads and the body follows,” and to easily warm performers up and open the body to receive new information and experience.
  • Learn the simple, practical Alexander Technique principles of awareness, inhibition, and direction, which help us discover and escape from the prison of habit and find out if we are REALLY doing what we want to be doing.
  • Apply the AT principles to learning the Dart Procedures, a developmental movement form which spans the entire journey an infant will undergo in order to stand, walk on two feet, and balance on one foot. We will sketch the whole Dart form, and focus on one small part of it depending on interest. Each person will get hands on guidance through a segment of the sequence.
  • Apply what we have learned about organizing movement via the first two processes to specific movement challenges brought in by participants.

DATES, SCHEDULE & BOOKINGS

The workshop takes place in Fumbally Court Studio on the 17th and 18th August. It is a 2 day, full time event running from 10.30-17.30 on both days.

The cost for the workshop is €125 per person and all bookings can be made by mailing us at:  fumballycourtstudio@gmail.com

or phone Regan on 0860709766

or Message us on the Facebook Page: Fumbally Court Studio

For further information don’t hesitate to contact us and we look forward to seeing you at the workshop.

Giving Voice To Contact with Tom Pritchard (Aus/UK)

Thursday 18th June until Saturday 20th, 2015

Fumbally Court Studio is delighted to be hosting a workshop and performance with international performer and teacher Tom Prichard as part of our Solstice Weekend Festival. There are going to be lots of body-mindful practices, workshops and discussions over the course of the weekend. We will keep you posted here and check the FB page for updates also.

“Giving Voice To Contact”

In this workshop we will consider the crossing points between voice and contact improvisation. This work is grounded in a sense that the voice is a physical process which influences and is influenced by the body in motion. We will look to open and give permission to both our voices and our bodies, considering the roles of bone, breath and eyes in the inspiration of both of these creative outlets. We will consider the possibility of text in this, as a document of experience, as a provocateur for further exploration or as a part of the live lived performance of the moment. We will consider the importance of wakening the understanding in our thinking bodies, working with speed and soloing in order to widen the scope of what we know as ‘choice making’.
Following the workshop on Saturday, there will be a performance in the studio:
As Yet Unspoken 
Tom Pritchard and invited friends
8pm
 Tom Pritchard is a multidisciplinary practitioner, working primarily with movement, text and improvisation. Since 2014, Tom has been based in Australia and before that spent 6 years working out of Glasgow, Scotland. During this time he performed internationally with renowned dance and theatre companies, co-founded @TheGlasgowJam and created his own work under the banner of On The Stage Of The Present. His own work spans dance, performance art, intimate theatre, poetry and improvisation and he will premiere his new works “it” in September 2015 in Scotland and Jeff in October 2015 in Brisbane.

Tom is interested in blurring the lines between art forms and understanding collaboration as a way of expanding what it means to create performance work. Improvisation practices form the base of all his approaches to work and particularly CI, solo performance practice and writing practices. Julyen Hamilton, Billie Hanne, Kirsty Simson, Kristin Linklater, Natalie Goldberg and the beat poets are to name a few important influences on him. Website: www.onthestageofthepresent.com

Giving Voice To Contact with Tom Pritchard (Aus/UK)

Dates: June 18-20 2015
Where: Fumbally Court Studio
Thurs 18th – 10-6pm
Fri 19th – 10-6pm
Sat 20th – workshop 4:15-7:15pm
Prices:
Workshop: €100
Please book for the workshop and direct any inquiries through the studio email: fumballycourtstudio@gmail.com
As there are limited places available for the workshop, booking is essential!
Performance: Saturday 20 June, 8pm:
As Yet Unspoken 
Tom Pritchard and invited friends
8pm Fumbally Court Studio
Ticket: €10