Batons et pierres, avec Donald Kitt
15. - 17. May 2018
09:30 - 12:30
Hippocampe - Théâtre de la Terre
1 Passage du Buisson Saint-Louis
75010 - Paris, France
Sticks & Stones.
A Process in Search of Hidden Meanings, led by Donald Kitt
The workshop will focus on several aspects:
The performers physical training
The development of actions inspired by the use of an object
Vocal exploration: the discovery of an individual rhythm, spacial awareness and dynamism
The performer's work evolves from the creation of personal material with the stick as a partner and culminates in a montage. Throughout the development of this material the performer will weave it with texts, songs and the use of space. The workshop aims at encouraging a personal process opening up hidden meanings.
The participants must each bring; a text and a song known by heart, a phrase extracted from an expression or a nursery rhyme.
Donald Kitt was born in Canada in 1964, just a few days after Odin Teatret was born. After studying at the University of Winnipeg, he acted in many performances until 1989, when he co-created Primus Theatre in Canada, a company dedicated to original, multi-disciplinary performances which toured throughout Canada, USA and Europe. After the group ceased its activities in 1998, Donald Kitt moved to Italy where he worked as a performer, teacher and stilt instructor.
Donald studied and performed Topeng dance in Bali (1996) under the guidance of the Balinese Master I Made Djimat. In 2006 Donald joined Odin Teatret and now, as well as acting, he directs, performs on stilts, teaches workshops and instructs young stilters and performers involved in barters and transformances (theatricalisation of a specific social milieu) in Denmark.