IN 2020 WE ARE EXCITED TO OFFER YOU YOUR FAVOURITE WORKSHOPS + SOME NEW ONES - ALL CLOSELY ALIGNED TO THE AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM! NOT ONLY WILL YOU BE HITTING SYLLABUS OBJECTIVES WITH EASE, OUR EXPERIENCED TEACHING-ARTISTS WILL BE ON HAND TO HELP YOU AND YOUR STUDENTS ADAPT THESE LEARNING EXPERIENCES TO ASSESSMENT WITH CREATIVITY AND CONFIDENCE.
WE ALSO PROVIDE SHORT AND LONG-TERM ARTIST RESIDENCIES. THESE CAN INVOLVE INTENSIVE TRAINING IN OUR TRAINING IN OUR SPECIALTY METHODS, OR WORK TOWARDS PERFORMATIVE OUTCOMES. ZEN ZEN ZO HAS STAGED OVER 50 FULL PRODUCTIONS IN PARTNERSHIPS WITH SCHOOLS IN AUSTRALIA AND AROUND THE WORLD!
WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH TEACHERS AND STUDENTS TO BRING EXCELLENCE, DISCIPLINE, FUN AND A TOOL-BELT OF SKILLS TO YOUR CLASSROOM. TOGETHER, LET'S SHARE, REFLECT, CHALLENGE AND TRANSFORM!
All workshops are taught by TWO Zen Zen Zo Teaching-Artists to allow maximum interaction with your students. Our Teaching-Artists are passionate educators and professional artists with national and international performance and teaching experience.
DURATION: 70-90 minutes per workshop*
COST:$16 per student (min 20 students – max 30)**
*You can choose the length of the workshop to suit your class duration.
** Class sizes can be smaller, this is the minimum booking fee.
Interstate and international bookings are priced separately, please email us to discuss.
Zen Zen Zo offers both short and long-term Teaching Residencies for anywhere between 5 hours to 15 weeks! From in-depth physical actor training (in Zen Zen Zo’s specialty areas of The Viewpoints, The Suzuki Method of Actor Training, or Butoh Dance-Theatre) to assisting students to create, develop, rehearse and direct their own performance work or any combination in between, we can structure an ongoing program to suit your needs, time-table and budget.
You can have a Zen Zen Zo Teaching-Artist in Residence at your school for:
Per Hour: $200 (Minimum booking 5 hours – can be spread over a period of time)
Per day:$800 (5 hours teaching + 1 hour lunch break per day)
Per Week:$2000 (5 hours teaching + 1 hour lunch break per day)
*A travel expense of $30 will apply to schools in Translink Zones 2-5
**A travel expense of $60 + min. booking of 3–hour sessions will apply to schools in TransLink Zone 6-7
***Per diems, airfares, and accommodation costs will also apply for schools in regional Queensland, interstate and abroad (by negotiation).
Zen Zen Zo’s popular Professional Development Workshops provide a practical insight into the dynamic world of Physical Theatre. Led by ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Nicole Reilly, the workshops are designed to train educators to teach physical theatre in secondary schools as well as engage teachers in an artistic and practical experience.
The PD Workshops will be offered at different times during the year (keep an eye on the Zen Zen Zo Facebook page) or can be booked for your department or cluster of schools in Brisbane, regional Queensland, or beyond.
The 6 workshops introduce Zen Zen Zo’s speciality training methods & styles:
Viewpoints / The Suzuki Method / Japanese Theatre (Butoh & Noh) / Brecht & Physical Theatre / Contemporary Performance / Devising Theatre
Each workshop can be taught in one day (9am – 5pm), or extended over two days to suit the school or community’s needs. TEACHERS WILL COME AWAY WITH:
A solid understand of each of these areas
Many new exercises that can be taught in the classroom
Forming, presenting and responding tasks
Resources to support the students’ learning journey.
COST (per participant per day): $190 Early Bird / $250 Full Fee
Early Bird Rate – if paid one month prior to the start date.
A minimum of 6 participants is required to run a PD workshop in your school/community.
Flights, accommodation and transport costs will also apply if you wish to bring us to your school/community in regional QLD or interstate.
To acknowledge and support one young artist’s passion and accomplishments in the performing arts arena, Zen Zen Zo has set up a Youth Scholarship. The annual winner of the scholarship will receive a full year of free training with Zen Zen Zo in The Actor’s Dojo (worth $800). Applicants must be in Year 11 or 12 and be able to commit to regular attendance.
Applications should include:
Short answers to the following questions (1 page total):
How do you think the training will benefit you as an artist?
Why do you want to work with Zen Zen Zo?
What do you believe your strengths and weaknesses are?
What are your future aspirations as an artist or arts-worker?
A 1-page CV or Biog of your training and performance credits to date.
Applications are due no later than Fri 1 Feb, and should be send to firstname.lastname@example.org