Breathing performer

“You are the most extraordinary and complicated instrument that exists and as an artist it is therefore important to learn how to tune and play this instrument.”

“The work of Christopher is truly transformative for actors, and performers interested in strengthening, integrating and exploring their bodies and their musicality. And powerful and transformative for dancers in search of deepening their theatricality and the use of their voice.

His work is unlike any other. He seamlessly weaves movement, voice, music & rhythm, creating a unique landscape of artistic exploration. His openness, skill (as actor, performer, creator, director) passion and sensitivity fill the room with magic, creativity and incredible possibilities.”

Sophie Bortolussi – Punchdrunk NYC (World Wide Falstaff Award Winner 2011)

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Since 2007 the Awake Project ensemble has been developing an approach to theatre training and performance founded upon an investigation of breath and all aspects of rhythm.

The rhythm of the music: beat, tempo, time, pulse and swing

The rhythm of language: meter, measure, stress, accent and cadence

The rhythm of daily life: pattern, flow, tempo, duration, counter point

The rhythm of connection: timing, distance direction listening

Christopher’s approach to training is both passionate and playful and seeks to release and extend the performer’s capabilities in fundamental areas of the craft of performing. By deepening the participant’s connection with the essential elements of rhythm and breath his workshops aims to enhance and awaken the creativity in the participants.The Breathing Performer draws on sources including folklore, traditional song, hip-hop, jazz, poetic texts and personal stories. All of the work is designed to develop and deepen an understanding of the ‘self’, allowing for greater risks to be taken and to engage as much of the performer as possible in the creation of character and story.

Participants will leave this workshop with a greater understanding of how breath and rhythm can function as the foundation for ensemble theatre and personal creativity.

“Rhythm is a healing power that combines the above with the below and through whirling breath and pulsating blood, constantly creates anew”

Fritz Von Bothmer

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“I am Inspired beyond belief and I am waking up to the potential of this body I occupy! I am absolutely excited beyond words! Thank you  for all that you have shared. “ Eloisa Drysdale (AUS)

“The best…workshop ever!” James Turpin (UK)

“It felt like performance should: dreadfully dangerous but totally exhilarating and above all connected.” Jonathan Bonnici (UK)


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