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Sound and Space (13th – 16th Aug 2023)

Sun 13th Aug 2023, 4:00pm – Wed 16th Aug 2023, 4:00pm
Join Complicité Associate Artists to explore the structures of ensemble devising rooted in creating work with and from the body. Discover the possibilities of a sound led creative process and create new work with reference to the natural world. Space and listening are fundamental starting points of our work as actors and theatre makers and have boundless possibilities for creative communication.

Open to all – actors, theatre-makers, artists, and creative people.

Find out how to register on the Hawkwood website.


“It was a tremendous relief to hear that I am not the only one feeling an urgent need to rediscover the empty space. To take back ownership of the space as artists and creatives, actors and directors.”

Past Complicité Masterclass Participant

We all arrive with our unique experiences and backgrounds into the shared space of a creative process and gradually learn how to hear each other. This four-day residential course will look at creating literal, dynamic and emotional space as well as exploring the healing and communicative possibilities of ensemble devised work. The practice will be deeply informed by the sound led processes often used by Complicité.

Participants will explore how a sound-led approach can be used to devise from text and image to create space, atmosphere, character and emotion. The work will be informed by the natural landscape surrounding Hawkwood and will increase participants’ awareness and sensitivity to space and sound before exploring how to use this work as a creative tool to communicate richly layered imaginative worlds to audiences.

Participants will have the opportunity to create solo responses as well as working in pairs and groups.

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