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2011

Shows with former students

WAR HORSE

Based on a novel by Michael MORPURGO, adapted by Nick STAFFORD, with in the cast Joel REUBEN GANZ (2002-2004) and Richard CRAWFORD (1994-1996), director of Movement and Horse Choreography Toby SEDGWICK (1974-1976)

At the outbreak of World War One, Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. He’s soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary odyssey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man’s land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.

War Horse has won six Tony Awards in New York this year, including best play, best directors and one award for the Handspring.

From March 2011 until 18 March 2012, Tuesdays at 7pm, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2pm and 8pm, Thursdays and Fridays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm.

At the Lincoln Center Theater-Vivian Beaumont, 150 West 65th Street (Between Broadway and Amsterdam), New York NY 10023

Booking information War Horse.

TRANSLUNAR PARADISE

Theatre Ad Infinitum presents a show with George MANN (2004-2006), Deborah PUGH (2005-2007) and Kim HERON.

After his wife passes away, William escapes to a paradise of fantasy and past memories, a place far from the reality of his grief. Returning from beyond the grave, Rose revisits her widowed companion to perform one last act of love: to help him let her go.

From 17 to 21 January 2012 at 7.45pm

At the Barbican Pit, Barbican Centre, Silk Street London, EC2Y 8DS as part of the 2012 London International Mime Festival (LIMF)

For further information please refer to London International Mime Festival and Theatre ad Infinitum.

WINTER WORKSHOP: INTENSIVE MODERN COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE and LE PETIT FESTIVAL

Organised by Teatro Punto, Carlos Garcia ESTEVEZ (1997-1999)

Teatro Punto is a theatre company based in Amsterdam which develops performances and workshops, based on modern Commedia dell'Arte. With an international team of actors. Teatro Punto is active in countries such as the Netherlands, America, France, Spain and Italy. Its workshops are designed for professional actors and for theatre academies like the Wagner University in New York, Arnhem acting school, and the Frank Sanders Music Theatre Academy in Amsterdam.

Teatro Punto makes theatre where the actor is the author of the story.  He does this through movement, text, techniques, imagination and the drift to perform. Teatro Punto’s main source of inspiration is Commedia dell'Arte. With its famous masks and archetypes, Commedia dell'Arte is the first professional actors' theater in history. Teatro Punto occupies itself with the archetypes of today while developing a very characteristic and contemporary actors' theater. Full of acting possibilities it is precise and vulnerable, yet above all, it is alive.

Le Petit Festival - Teatro Punto is inviting international artists related with the company to expose their work by lectures, workshops...This year there will be guests such as Pascale LECOQ, (LEM), Marina WIJN (Camera Acting), Thibaud DELPEUT (Theatre Director), to name a few.

The workshop will take place from 2 to 12 January 2012.

Le Petit Festival will be run from 12 to 14 January 2012, both in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

For more information about the workshop, the festival and the company you can visit the official website Teatro Punto.

ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD

Text by Tom STOPPARD, directed by Jo TOMALIN (1983-1985) and John WILSON.

Experience the existential mystery of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. Adapted from William Shakespeare, British playwright Tom Stoppard’s masterpiece invites audiences to engage in the chaotic and absurd world of fate experienced through the lens of two minor characters found within Hamlet.

December 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, & 10 at 8pm
December 4 & 11 at 2pm
At The Little Theater, Creative Arts Building (CA 107), San Francisco Stage University Campus, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco CA 94132
Tickets available online or per phone 001 (415) 338-2467

MY WEEK WITH MARILYN

Movie directed by Simon CURTIS, with Toby JONES (1989-1991) as Arthur JACOBS. Michelle WILLIAMS stunning performance has been prepared with the collaboration of her movement coach Jane GIBSON BURGESS (1968-1969).
Colin Clark, an employee of Sir Laurence Olivier's, documents the tense interaction between Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during the production of The Prince and the Showgirl.
Playing in cinemas in London as from 25 November.

MORSE

Calvacreation presents an audiovisual installation written and performed by Fabrice CROIZÉ (2001-2003) and Sabrina MONTIEL-SOTO.

Calvacreation is a mobile and independent platform of experimentation, reflection and creation. Sabrina Montiel-Soto and Fabrice Croizé create together "immersive" installations, crossing many practises such as film, photography, drama, technology and sculpture.
Transfiguring reality to create a fictional world, a mental space in short, Calvacreation questions the place of imaginary world. They offer viewers a dive in their works as a gateway to space, an exeperience of vertigo.

Friday 18 November, 7pm
Sumahan Space, Bankalar Cad. Yanikkapi Sok No3 Karaköy, Istanbul
Information on Calvacreation and Sumahan Space.

CENTRALIA

Superbolt Theatre presents a show directed and performed by Maria ASKEW (promotion 2009-2011), Simon MAEDER (2009-2011), Frode GJERLOW (2009-2011) and Andreas MOEDBE THORESEN.

Based on the true story of a small town in Pennsylvania, Centralia explores what happens to society when the world is crashing down around you. In the 1960's an underground coal fire was sparked by an accident. 20 years later the fire was still burning and the inhabitants of Centralia were forced to relocate by the government. Seven people refused and stayed in their homes. The show is about them.

From Monday 3rd October to Saturday 8th October & Wednesday 12th October to Saturday 15th October at 7.30pm.

At The George Tavern, 373 Commercial Roat, London E1 0LA

Booking and Information

And Sunday 2nd October at 7.30pm

At The London Theatre - New Cross, The Lower Space, 443 New Cross Road, London SE14 6TA

Booking and Information

FLYNCH, LOOKING

Written and performed by CLOUT - Daniel WILCOX (promotion 2009-2011), George RAMSAY (2009-2011) Sacha PLAIGE (209-2011) and Jenny SWINGLER (2009-2011).

A physical piece mixing music, lost love and continental breakfasts. In search of the woman who left him, Flynch finds himself in a seaside hotel where the guests cave in to wild delirium ... rooms become oceans, a man romances his foot and corridors sing with desire. Playful and poetic, this piece uses theatre of objects, dance and humour to explore longing and the imagination. Clout are a Lecoq trained company based in Paris making theatre which inspires the audience to see the world with fresh eyes.

From 5th to 29th August 2011 at 8.15pm

At the Fringe Festival, ZOO (Venue 124), 140 The Pleasance, EH8 9RR, Edinburgh

All relevant and booking information available on FRINGE.

TRANSLUNAR PARADISE

Theatre Ad Infinitum presents a show with George MANN (2004-2006), Deborah PUGH (2005-2007) and Kim HERON.

After his wife passes away, William escapes to a paradise of fantasy and past memories, a place far from the reality of his grief. Returning from beyond the grave, Rose revisits her widowed companion to perform one last act of love: to help him let her go.

From 4th to 29th August 2011, every day except the 16th and 23rd, at 3.40pm

At the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Pleasance Dome, Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, Edinburgh EH8 9AL

For further information please refer to Fringe Festival and Theatre ad Infinitum.

A CONCERT OF STORIES

With Abbi PATRIX (promotion 1973-1975) - storytelling, percussions, Linda EDSJÖ - marimba, vibraphone, percussions and Erica WAGNER - artistic collaboration.

Who made the first move, the woman or the man? Myth tells us how the Creator accidentally caused this first encounter and how it has transformed the destiny of humankind. Drawing from the word's great tales, Linda Edsjö and Abbi Patrix guide us trhough our innermost selves in a series of first steps - towards love, journeys, the other world and music bestows a light-hearted, tender and moving touch to this "pas de deux". The story and the music just like man and woman, acquire a new dimension.

From Friday 12th August to Sunday 28th August (except 22nd August) at 7pm.

Scottish Storytelling Centre (Venue 30)

43-45 High Street, Edinburgh, Eh1 1SR

Box Office 0044 131 556 9579.
More info on Scottish Storytelling Centre and Edinburgh Fringe Festival.ENREGISTRER

THE BIG SMOKE

Theatre Ad Infinitum presents a piece with Amy NOSTBAKKEN (2005-2007)

The poignant tale of a tormented woman whose search for identity becomes a descent into madness. One woman uses the rich nuances of her unique voice with a distilled style of physical performance to weave together this story of pain, beauty and unceasing internal conflict. Inspired by the lives and work of Virginia Woolf, Silvia Plath and Anne Sexton, Ad Infinitum brings to life this poetic waltz with death. A courageous, remorseless experience that walks you down the fine line between sanity and psychosis.

28 April 2011 - North Wall, Oxfort - 8pm

6, 7, 8, 10 & 11 May - Brighton Festival Fringe at Upstairs at Three and Ten - 6-8th 5pm, 10-11 8.30pm

12 May - Aberysthwyth Arts Centre, Aberysthwyth - 7.45pm

23 & 24 May - Theatre Royal Bath, The Ustinov - 8pm

31 May - Physical Fest @ Unity Theatre Liverpool - 8pm

9 June - Carriage Works, Leeds - 7.45pm

14 June - Red Bridge Drama Centre, London - 8pm

23 to 25 June - The Lowry, Salford Quays - 8pm

30 June - Norden Farm, Maidenhead - 7.30pm

For booking information please refer to Theatre ad Infinitum.

POSTHUMOUS WORKS

Conceived and created by Katrina BUGAJ (2004-2006) and Troels HAGEN FINDSEN (2004-2006), performed by Ivan HANSEN. Directed by Katrina BUGAJ.

Comic, compelling and life-affirming, Ivan Hansen's Posthumous Works is a meditation on life, death and the inevitability of the unknown.

June 9th

As part of the launch festivities for the 2011BE (Birmingham European) Festival.
At MAC, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH.

For more info about the festival 2011BE.

THE BORDERS PROJECT

Featuring Troels Hagen Findsen (2004-2006) and Marc Gassot (2004-2006), Directed by Katrina Bugaj (2004-2006)

Out of Balanz is proud to present the premiere and Nordic Tour of our newest devised piece, The Borders Project. A blend of personal memories, shared stories and melodies to remember, The Border's Project is a low-fi, physical storytelling that celebrates imagination, connection and the importance of relationships.

April 26-28th

At The Korjaamo Theatre, Helsinki

May 3rd
Redbergsteatern, Gothenburg
presented in collaboration with Teater Enkor

May 6th-7th

Prøvehallen, Copenhagen

May 13th

Grusomhetens Teater, Oslo
presented in collaboration with EFTN

SKETCH!

Music event for voice, viola, harpsichord and electronics with DUBLIN SOUND LAB, Garth KNOX and Bryan QUINN (1999-2001).

The programme focuses on real-time, computer-based interaction and includes the premiere of Fergal Dowling's "Sketch", based ont the texts from Samuel Beckett's "Worstward Ho".

Taking place on the eve of Beckett's birthday, this performance connects Dublin (where Beckett was born) with Paris (where he spent much of his life). Dowling's "Sketch" explores the directness, drive and sardonic humour of Beckett's text.

Tuesday 12th April 2011, 7.30pm

At the Centre Culturel Irlandais, 5, rue des Irlandais, 75005 Paris, France

Booking, réservations recommended Centre Culturel Irlandais or 0033 (0)1 58 52 10 30.

THE ART OF LAUGHTER
A performance written and performed by Jos HOUBEN (1981-1983)

Complicite original member Jos Houben, after his returns to London with a new version of his brilliant analysis of physical comedy, will be performing in France. In this witty, engaging and acclaimed sixty minute performance/lecture he explains and illustrates just what makes people laugh. And you will. In great demand as both a director and actor all over Europe, Jos has been involved with many of the most successful physical comedy creations of recent years, most notably in this country with Spymonkey and The Right Size.

From 15 March til 10 April 2011 6.30pm, except Mondays and 20th March

At the Théâtre du Rond Point, 2 bis avenue Franklin D Roosevelt,75008 Paris, France

For more information visit http://www.theatredurondpoint.fr

INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP WITH MARCELLO MAGNI OF COMPLICITE
Marcello MAGNI (1980-1982)

Marcello MAGNI is one of the founders of Complicite an dis a world class physical performer who has worked with Simon McBurney, Peter Brook and Kathryn Hunter. This intensive workshop will explore the world of Commedia Dell’Arte, using authentic leather masks made by Amleto Sartori. Stretch your physical language beyond its limits and search for richness in expressivity, creativity and imagination of your physical gestuality. As part of the workshop we will explore the pedagogy of Jacques Lecoq, clown, masque, mime as well as creation methods used by world famous UK physical theatre company, Complicite.

March 21 – March 26, 2011, 10am – 5pm Cost : $525.00 ($464.50 plus HST)

Space is limited to 24 participants

To register please email : Register Marcello Workshop

ARTAUD : UN PORTRAIT EN DECOMPOSITION
Featuring Adam PAOLOZZA (2001-2003) and Coleen MacPHERSON, direction Michele SMITH, lighting design Kim PURTELL

Cruelty, madness and beauty. Through his poems and letters through the memories of his closest friends Artaud : un portait en décomposition presents an unflinching theatrical portrait of Antonin Artaud. We invite you to join us in celebrating the incandescent poetry and sublime violence of Autaud’s language and thought.

Presented in co-production with Le Théâtre Français de Toronto.

Wednesday to Saturday, February 16-19 & 23-26 at 8pm

Théâtre Français de Toronto Centre de Création, 21, rue College, Bureau 6th Floor, Toronto, ON, M5G 2B3

GODWIN’S LAW
Written by Nicolas BILLON, performed by Claire CALNAN, directed by Ravi JAIN (2004-2006)

Developed with Ravi JAIN and Claire CALNAN, GODWIN’s LAW is a troubling portrait of the politics of our time. It is the story of Anna GODWIN, a young woman whose religious faith is put to the test after she’s evicted from her apartment.

Four shows only, Wednesday 16, Thrusday 17, Friday 18 and Saturday 19 February at 8.30pm

GODWIN’s LAW runs about 25 minutes

At Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Capabert Space, 12 Alexandre Street, Toronto, ON, M4Y 1B4

Box-Office : http://www.totix.ca

THE PAINTER

A play by Rebecca Lenkiewicz, directed by Mehmet ERGEN, with Toby JONES (1989-1991).

"The Fashoniables…they just want to know if a painting’s hot. Whether it will gain. They’ve got one or two facts. And they string them out like they were classicists…Fuck’em."

Turner, the English romantic landscape artist and « painter of light », was a man obsessed. Intensively prolific, he was heavily reliant on his father, deeply affected by his mother’s rejection and isolated from the usual breed of artists.

« English painting is dead. Dealers making fortunes out of sentimental dross. Dogs. Cherubs.»

12 January til 12 February 2011, 7.30pm

2.30pm matinees 22, 29  January and 5, 12 February

Arcola Theatre

24 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL

Booking : 020 7503 1646

For further information please refer to Arcola Theatre.

ODYSSEY

A devised piece directed by Nir PALDI (2005-2007) performed by George MANN (2004-2006).

Theatre ad infinitum reinvent the timeless Greek myth : One man’s epic quest to reunite with his family and seek his bloody revenge. Passionnate, highly physical, and poignant storytelling brings this breathtaking adventure to life. A journey tath will ignite your imagination and awaken the senses…

From Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th January 2011

At the Tarragon Theatre Extra Space, 30, Bridgman Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 1X3, Canada

For further information please refer to Tarragon Theatre and Theatre Ad Infinitum.

TANGRAM THEATRE PRESENTS
THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES

A play written and performed by John HINTON (2003-2005), directed by Daniel GOLDMAN (2003-2005).

The Origin of Species tells the incredible story of how Charles Darwin came to discover the secrets of evolution and why it took him over twenty years before he plucked up the courage to publish his remarkable idea.

A show for young and old alike, it’s packed with big ideas, terrible puns, brilliant physical comedy and six cracking original songs about everything from blasted boring barnacles to the perils of marrying our own cousin.

Wednesday 20th October – 7.30pm at Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich

Thursday 4th November – 7.30pm at Bishop Greaves Theatre, Lincoln

Saturday 6th November – 8pm at The Assembly Rooms, Presteigne

Wednesday 10th November – 7.30pm at The Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl

Thursday 11th November – 7.30pm at Pondardawe Arts Centre, Pontardawe

Monday 15th November  - 1.30/7.30pm at The Drama Studio, Coleg Menai, Bangor

Tuesday 16th November at 7.30pm at Neuadd Dwyfor Pwllheli

Thursday 2nd December – 7.30pm at The Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham

Friday 3rd December – 8pm at Olt Town Hall, Herned Hempstead

Saturday 4th December – tbc at The Drama Academy, Charvil, Redaing

The Origin of Species will then tour Norway for a week, 10th-14th January, and will then continue its UK tour from January 17th 2011.

For further information please refer to Origin of Species and Tangram Theatre

BRIMFUL OF ASHA

By Asha JAIN and Ravi JAIN (2004-2006)

Dec 2007: Ravi goes to India to eat, see family, explore the country and watch some Indian theatre. What he didn’t know was that his parents also planned a surprise trip to India to intercept him and arrange his marriage. This is the story of what happened from two very different viewpoints.

Monday, November 22 at 8.00pm

At Tarragon Theatre, 30 Bridgman Avenue, Toronto, Canada