Space and Sound



COLLABORATORS Complicité & Catherine Alexander

15 - 22 DEC
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
The Adil Shah Palace, Panjim


Curated By Atul Kumar


Space and listening are fundamental starting points of our work as actors and theatre makers. 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 intensive workshop will look at creating literal, dynamic and emotional space as well exploring the live space between performers on stage. The workshop will also 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 and to create space, atmosphere, character and emotion. 

The work 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 pair and groups.


Age – 18 +  
Experience- Keen interest in making theatre in a collaborative way and devising, with prior experience of performing and/ or directing in at least a semi-professional capacity. 
Previous experience in lecoq training – No need of LeCoq training. 
Participants must submit their application with a bio and letter of intent stating how will this workshop will help in their practice to the following email address;
City of residence- Any
The workshop is free. It is compulsory for the selected participants to attend all sessions. The duration of the workshop is 10 am - 6 pm.

Last date of submission – 15 October 2019, Tuesday.



Selection will be done by a panel of jury appointed by the festival. Selected candidates will be informed via email. Participants will be required to take care of their travel, food and accommodation.


About Theatre du Complicité

Theatre du Complicité is an international theatre company based in London led by Artistic Director and co-founder Simon McBurney. Complicité creates work that strengthens human interconnection, using the complicity between performer and audience that is at the heart of the theatrical experience. Complicité works across art forms, believing theatre, opera, film, installation, publication and participatory arts can all be sites for the collective act of imagination. Founded in 1983, the Company has won over 50 major theatre awards worldwide. Alongside McBurney’s work, the Company runs an award-winning Creative Learning and Participation programme and supports artists through its Complicité Associates and ‘Developed with Complicité’ strands. Recent productions include The Encounter, A Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer and The Master and Margarita.

'The English theatre has a fine and honourable tradition. Simon McBurney and Complicité are not part of this; they have created their own tradition and this is why they are so special, so valuable.’ – Peter Brook

Complicité began life as a collective and this spirit of collective enquiry, of collaborative curiosity, has driven the work throughout its history. The Company is famous for making its work through extensive periods of research and development which brings together performers, designers, writers, artists and specialists from diverse fields to create the works – a process now known simply as ‘devising’. The main body of work has been of devised theatre pieces along with adaptations and revivals of classic texts but the Company has also created opera and worked in other media, with radio productions of Mnemonic and John Berger’s To The Wedding, a collaboration with The Pet Shop Boys in Trafalgar Square in central London, and The Vertical Line, a multi-disciplinary installation performed in a disused tube station.


About Catherine Alexander

Catherine Alexander studied Drama at Manchester University and trained at L'Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris. She is Artistic Director of Quiconque (PUSH, Biscuits of Love, Hideaway and Big Bad Duvet Terror) and has worked with Complicité for twenty five years. Shows with Complicité include I'll Take You To Mrs Cole, Tomorrow I’ll Be Twenty, The Master and Margarita, A Disappearing Number, The Elephant Vanishes, The Chairs, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Out of a house walked a man…. Other directing includes The Gypsy Bible, Opera North; Touching Space, Royal Academy of Art; and The Boy from Centreville, Pleasance. Other work includes Wild Oats, Bristol Old Vic; Coram Boy, National Theatre; and Adventures in Moominland and Super Troupers for the Southbank Centre. Catherine won the Young Vic, Jerwood Prize in 2006 for work on Amédée and the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award in 2011 for her devised production SOLD. Catherine is a Reader in Theatre Making and Course Leader for BA (Hons) Acting Collaborative and Devised Theatre at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

Image: Photograph by Sarah Ainslie.

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