Florence Peake: Materials for Making

Sketches for MAKE, Courtesty of the artist

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Ended: 01.04.12
Adults: Free

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Project summary
On 7 April Florence Peake brings her new performance MAKE to YSP that celebrates the working life at the Park, including the movement, cleaning and installation of sculptures. Peake will choreograph and direct performers through synchronised activity, to create a monolithic structure in Longside Gallery, which is immediately dismantled.

Call for Participants  - *EXTENDED UNTIL 24 MARCH *
Materials for Making is a weekend workshop opportunity for 15 participants working with sculpture materials in relation to the moving body and improvisation processes with materials. In order to create the work safely, it will be necessary to have some prior experience in movement practice. To get involved please email before 24 March.

The workshops will include working with lengths of wood to explore framing, delineating and the demarcation of space, contact improvisation tasks with objects and wood lengths. Looking at specific works at YSP, using them as references for improvisation tasks, you will build sculpturally onto the body creating large-scale forms and extensions from the body. Also you will look at collective building and the construction of large structures.

Materials explored: wood, domestic materials including plastic sheeting, polystyrene blocks with contact improvisation and movement explorations.

The performance MAKE will be underpinned by these methods and practices. Five participants from the workshops will be invited to take part in the full production on Saturday 7 April. Invited participants must be available from 4 - 7 April for rehearsals and the performance on 7 April. There is no fee for taking part in the workshops or performance but offers an opportunity to work in a professional context and with an established choreographer to develop performance skills.

Dates, times and location(s)
Day 1: Saturday 31 March, 10am-5pm, Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Day 2: Sunday 1 April, 10am-5pm, Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Application procedure
A maximum of 15 participants will be selected to take part in the workshops.
Artist Florence Peake will participate as well as facilitating the group. Application is by email, assessed by the artist. Please feel free to ask any questions by emailing damon.waldock@ysp.co.uk

Interest in taking part must be received by Friday 16 March 2011. This workshop is open to all, however prior experience in movement practice is desirable. To apply please email damon.waldock@ysp.co.uk with your details and a brief summary of any relevant experience / background in performance, dance or movement. A CV is not necessary. Successful applicants must have own transport or be able to make their own way to YSP.