Physical Theatre, Movement & Circus Skills Residencies,
- In-School and After-School Residencies
- Post Show Workshops
- Teacher Workshops
- Family Night Performances & Workshops
- Customized Residencies
- Summer Camps
Students gain coordination, self-confidence and ensemble skills as they work with Nomadic Theatre Co members. Physical theatre exercises, juggling, circus skills, partner acrobatics, mask work, commedia dell'arte, clown routines, improvisation and ensemble creation can be explored. A residency may culminate in a performance.
Workshops for Adults:
Nomadic teaches a variety of movement theatre workshops for adults, including workshops on clown, mask, mime, and devising theatre. Stay tuned on our Events page for upcoming Nomadic-produced workshops, or contact email@example.com to bring a workshop to you.
A style of performance that uses the body’s language and movement to communicate. Classes can be for children or adults, novices or experienced actors —beginning with a thorough warm-up and simple exercises, building to creating short pieces in groups. The emphasis is on ensemble work, awareness and honesty of movement.
The Nomadic Theatre Co teaches circus skills classes: juggling, stilt walking, balancing, acrobatics, unicycle, poi, and clown. The classes encourage individual focus and learning, as well as group collaboration and creativity. Nomadic Theatre Co members have taught circus skills in many Portland schools, at New Avenues for Youth, throughout the Pacific Northwest, and with Clowns Without Borders in Haiti, South Africa, and Swaziland.
Mask-making and mask performance residencies are available. Students make their own paper mache masks from scratch, from sculpting the shape out of clay, to laying the paper mache, to painting and finishing the final product. Mask performance workshops invite students into a world of physical expression: masks require focus, large gesture, and specific character movement.
A form of improvisational theatre born on the streets of Renaissance Italy in the 16th century. While this masked performance style was rooted in political satire of the times, the style and characters are very relevant today. Mask training pushes the limits of all performers. Nomadic performers have taught Commedia to children and adults in Portland and around Europe.
A hyperextension of oneself through the red nose. The Nomadic performers explore the vast world of clown from many directions. They have taught people from 7 to 70 the art of clowning. Be funny!