Sat 5 Nov 2022: 10:00AM
Mel Jordan

Mel Jordan: Street Theatre Workshop and Performance

Venue: Traverse Theatre, Cambridge Street, Edinburgh
Prices: Free

Free street theatre workshop and performance with Jordan and Skinner Theatre Company.

When: Sat 5 November 2022, 10am-11.30am
Where: Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh 
Who: The workshop is for anyone 12+ so teachers/artists/adults very welcome too.
How to book: Email Annabel to book your place (Annabel.cooper.online@gmail.com)

Jordan & Skinner are creating a street theatre performance to accompany our tour of The Time Machine and they want you to get involved. If you fancy trying a bit of outdoor performance, they will bring along some props and costumes, and with a brief one hour workshop beforehand, get you ready to go out on the streets to be part of the show.

This playful, engaging performance can take place in shopping centres, town squares or in front of venues to bring a little bit of the show to the wider public. Street theatre is a very democratic form of performance. It’s free, it’s open to everyone and you can just walk away if you don’t like it. They want to give as many people as possible the chance to engage with what they make and the piece will be creative, fun, thought provoking, family friendly and easy to engage with.

The workshop will be led by Jordan and Skinner’s Melanie Jordan. Melanie is a Gaulier trained performer, director and theatre maker based in Glasgow. Melanie is also a Physical Theatre Practitioner with Surge – supporting street arts, physical theatre and circus in Scotland – where she has directed, choreographed and performed in a number of their productions, as well as running Scotland’s largest street theatre festival, Surge Festival.

Mel will lead a one hour workshop (with members of The Time Machine cast) and then participants will go out and try the performance out in the street around the Traverse/Lothian Road. You don’t need to bring anything apart from comfortable clothes and shoes, and some water.

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