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Blue Elephant Theatre Update

We are delighted to be getting back to a more 'normal' way of working. Our youth theatres are back holding in person sessions and we are hosting rehearsals and other creative activities. We will hold performances again once ventilation works are carried out in our space.

We're very grateful to have had such interest in the two vacancies we advertised recently. All applicants have now been emailed about the outcome of their application. We are aware, however, that some of our emails aren't received or are sent to spam by email providers like hotmail so you are welcome to call us on 02077010100 if you have not received an email.

Our Writers Group will continue to run virtually, meeting every two weeks on a Tuesday. The next meet-up is on Tuesday 8th June and you can find out more here.

Our Artist Network has launched, a new resource for opportunities for emerging artists. More information here.

"The wonderful Blue Elephant Theatre"Joanna Lumley (Patron)
"Thinking big for a little venue"Time Out
"This quirky oasis of a theatre is a charming hidden gem in South London."Everything Theatre
"Camberwell's coolest venue"The Guardian
"Fringe theatre at its finest"Views from the Gods

Family

Current show: Playing Up!

 

Dates
Sunday 16 May - Wednesday 30 June

Playing Up is a new series of drama workshops for children aged 1-3 and their adults.

These workshops use drama, singing, music, moving and props to explore creative play at home.

Pre-recorded workshops to watch anytime:

Workshop 1 - Hide and Speak

This workshop encourages both adults and children to act, sing and dance whilst going on a journey together through a forest. Children will be learning about their bodies and discovering their voices with their favourite teacher... you!

Workshop 2 - Music and Movement

This workshop encourages both adults and children to use music and sound to inspire actions and movements. Children will be singing songs, playing games and learning about the weather.

Workshop 3 - Feelings Friend

A new workshop encouraging children and adults to think about emotions and how they are expressed.

This series of workshops were created by Blue Elephant Theatre with the generous support of Alan and Babette Sainsbury Charitable Fund and Team London Bridge.


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Next show: Elephantology Workshops & Talks

Part of the Elephantology Festival 2021

Dates
Thursday 17 June - Monday 23 August

Blue Elephant Theatre has received support from the Idlewild Trust to offer online workshops and talks to those starting their careers in the performing arts.

Spaces on these events are free but limited and are intended for those who are just entering the industry, especially if you’ve just completed training or graduated from a course in the last eighteen months.

Introduction to Self-Taping –Thursday June 17th at 2pm

Bryony Tebbutt of Self-Tape Solutions offers a thorough introduction to self-taping for actors. Book here.

Elephantology Talk 1 – Wednesday June 30th at 7pm

Elizabeth Adejimi talks to a range of artists about entering the theatre industry, their work and what advice they would give to their younger selves. These talks seek to offer new theatre artists a welcoming and inclusive space to learn and reflect and *virtually* meet inspiring artists. Book here.

How to be an Arts Freelancer – Wednesday July 21st at 7pm

Invoicing and getting paid for your work?! Expenses and Tax Returns! – starting out as a freelancer in the arts can all be a bit much. Join Sam and Dean from Jozara for a session designed to challenge what you think you know about being self-employed in the arts, and answer your questions, so you can live your best freelance life.

After booking feel free to email dean@jozara.co.uk with anything specific you would like covered.

Book here.

Elephantology Talk 2 – Wednesday July 28th at 7pm

Elizabeth Adejimi talks to a range of artists about entering the theatre industry, their work and what advice they would give to their younger selves. These talks seek to offer new theatre artists a welcoming and inclusive space to learn and reflect and *virtually* meet inspiring artists. Book here.

Making Work with and for Young People – Wednesday August 4th at 2pm

A workshop with Blue Elephant Theatre’s Participation Director Jo Sadler-Lovett. Book here.

Elephantology Talk 3 – Wednesday August 18th at 7pm

Elizabeth Adejimi talks to a range of artists about entering the theatre industry, their work and what advice they would give to their younger selves. These talks seek to offer new theatre artists a welcoming and inclusive space to learn and reflect and *virtually* meet inspiring artists. Book here.

Writing an ACE Project Grant Application – Monday August 23rd at 2pm

A practical workshop with the Blue Elephant team to kickstart your first – or next – application for funding. Book here.

All talks and workshops will be between 90 minutes and two hours long and we aim to have opportunities for networking. When booking, you will be asked 'are you a graduate?' but these opportunities are not limited to graduates only but to anyone who has just started a career in the performing arts.


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Supported by

Coming soon: Day-long Training Workshop with Theatre Re

External workshop run by Theatre Re

Date
Saturday 31 July

Come and get your Theatre Re fix!

In this practical workshop Guillaume Pigé (Theatre Re Director and RADA Associate Teacher) will provide an introduction to the company’s training and creative process, as well as how we collaborate with performers to devise Theatre Re’s work. Punctuated by games, ensemble work, technique, repertoire and improvisation, this workshop will support professional, semi-professional, recent graduates and performers-in-training in developing their skills and creativity in an open, playful and generous environment.

Everyone is welcome and no previous experience of Corporeal Mime is required to join, only your professionalism, curiosity and playfulness.

Workshop details

The session will run from 10am to 5pm (with a 1-hour lunch break) and will take place at Blue Elephant Theatre in London.

Session costs £60 (£50 concessions) for the day.
Concessions are available to full-time students, those aged under 18, senior citizen, the unwaged, members of Equity and BECTU and people with registered disabilities.

This workshop will be signed and will be accessible to Deaf, Hard of Hearing and hearing artists who use British Sign Language.

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Any questions and for more information please get in touch by email, or register your interest with Blue Elephant Theatre by calling 020 7701 0100

About Theatre Re:
Theatre Re excels at transforming small, intimate stories into whirling, viscerally physical extravagance.” What’s On Stage

Established as a professional ensemble in 2011, Theatre Re is one of the UK’s leading visual theatre companies. It has garnered a national and international reputation for creating world-class, deeply moving, and visually striking poetic theatre.

The company’s name comes from the prefix re and symbolises its guiding principles: to rediscover, to reinvent and to reveal. Rooted in Etienne Decroux's Corporeal Mime, productions use movement, music and design to tell stories. Our work crosses disciplines, with past projects taking inspiration from science, philosophy, psychology, public health and education to address global human challenges, bring people together and develop empathy with strength and delicacy. Collaborations with community organisations throughout the creation process are central to the company’s work.

The company is led by artistic director Guillaume Pigé with Alex Judd, Katherine Graham and Eygló Belafonte as associate artists. They are supported by a core group of long-standing collaborators.

Theatre Re is currently an @Home company at The Point, Eastleigh (until 2022) and has previously been an associate company at South Hill Park in Bracknell and Greenwich Theatre.


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