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Barbican Weekend Lab: nitroBEAT

Saturday 23 July 2016

 


•Barbican Weekend Lab: nitroBEAT

Date

Saturday 23 July

Time

10.30

Venue

Barbican, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS

Tickets

£15, no booking fee

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Bookers must be members of Young Barbican to book this Weekend Lab. Join for free here.

Bursary Places:
A limited number of free bursary places are available if you are unable to attend this Lab due to your financial circumstances. To apply for a bursary place, please email weekendlabs@barbican.org.uk, with the following information:

- Please tell us what you would gain from participating in this Lab
- Please give us an outline of your financial circumstances, making it clear why you would be unable to attend without a bursary place

16-25

Main image by Benji Reid for 'Hoax my Lonely Heart'


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Key Info

Director and artist Benji Reid leads this intensive, practical one-day workshop for young people interested in creating their own work across a dynamic mix of genres, in response to nitroBEAT Pit Party – An Afrofuturistic Trip at the Barbican. As part of your ticket, you will watch nitroBEAT Pit Party on Friday evening.

Barbican Weekend Lab:nitroBEAT with Benji Reid

On Saturday morning, you'll work with Benji as he explores the methodologies behind previous productions. In the afternoon, after a short Q&A about the show you’ve watched the night before, you’ll have the opportunity to work practically, exploring ways of moving from the floor to the stage, engaging with the voice, and building characters from found text and physicality.

This is a wonderful introduction to the world of physical theatre for actors, dancers, spoken word and performance artists looking to find their voice.

Benji Reid is a freelance director and pioneer of Hip Hop theatre. Over the many years since Hip Hop theatre’s inception, Benji has moved towards physical and visual theatre. Working on numerous solo and ensemble pieces, Benji has built up a long list of critically acclaimed productions.

Suitable for young people aged 16-25 with an interest in making genre-defying performance work.

•Videos

Watch Benji Reid talk about his work and how he approaches creative labs: "1000 Pieces Puzzle" at Rich Mix and Hoxton Hall in East London

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•Profiles

Benji Reid is a singular talent and without a doubt one of the most compelling cultural makers in contemporary British theatre.

Benji Reid is an award-wining visual theatre director who has been the recipient of the Nesta Dreamtime award, runner up for Art05 Award and a recipient of the Welcome Trust award, for exploring the relationship between physical theatre and sports. After pioneering Hip Hop theatre, Benji has moved towards physical and visual theatre, working on numerous solo and ensemble pieces.

He has produced & performed over 30 cultural works for leading international cultural institutions such as The National Theatre, PS122 (New York) and Sydney Opera House.

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Benji Reid is a singular talent and without a doubt one of the most compelling cultural makers in contemporary British theatre.

Benji Reid is an award-wining visual theatre director who has been the recipient of the Nesta Dreamtime award, runner up for Art05 Award and a recipient of the Welcome Trust award, for exploring the relationship between physical theatre and sports. After pioneering Hip Hop theatre, Benji has moved towards physical and visual theatre, working on numerous solo and ensemble pieces.

He has produced & performed over 30 cultural works for leading international cultural institutions such as The National Theatre, PS122 (New York) and Sydney Opera House.

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•Location

Directions

Barbican Centre
Silk St
London
EC2Y 8DS

*The Barbican is located in the heart of the City of London and is accessible by rail, road and underground.

Tube:
We are within walking distance from a number of London Underground stations, the closest being Barbican, St Paul’s and Moorgate. To plan your journey and for up to date travel information, visit the TfL website

Rail:
The nearest train stations are Liverpool Street and Farringdon.

Bus:
Bus Route 153 runs directly past the Barbican along Chiswell Street. We are easily accessible by bus from around the city; plan your journey using the TfL Interactive Bus Map