STOMPING GROUND: AUSTRALIA'S LEADING PHYSICAL THEATRE SUMMER SCHOOL
A fantastic experience! A whole bunch of new tools, practical and dynamic, wrapped up in a blanket of holistic yumminess! Stimulating, useful, thought‑provoking and challenging – I enjoyed every minute.
Julie Nolan (Artistic Director, Red Leap Theatre, New Zealand).
The best kick-start to a year I’ve ever had. A kick up the bum mentally and physically – like nitro for an actor; I loved it!
Peter Rasmussen (Casting Director).
2023 will mark Stomping Ground’s 24th year. This annual physical theatre summer intensive training program, which was the first of its kind in Australia, is led by Zen Zen Zo founders Lynne Bradley and Simon Woods, Artistic Director Nicole Reilly, Zen Zen Zo company members and selected guest artists.
The aim of this 2-week course is to introduce participants to a range of physical theatre disciplines including Zen Zen Zo’s specialty areas of the Suzuki Method, Butoh, and Viewpoints. Stomping Ground provides a solid base in these methods focusing on developing the performer’s physical, vocal and ensemble skills. It is also a journey of transformation – both personally and professionally – as participants begin the new year by refining their goals for the year, shaping their craft, and meeting fellow artists and creative souls with similar interests and beliefs.
2 week physical theatre training intensive
2 week training & devising masterclass
*to participate you need to have previously completed the 2-week stomping ground physical theatre training intensive or have training in both suzuki method & Viewpoints.
Mon 2 - Fri 13 Jan, 2023
10am - 4pm
Judith Wright Centre, Fortitude Valley
(australasian dance collective studio)
$690 / $590 Conc. Early bird*
$840 / $740 conc. full fee
*early bird must be booked and paid prior to 30 nov, 2022.
In the instance that any face-to-face training program (Stomping Ground, Actor's Dojo, Internship) is unable to be held live due to Covid, training will be delivered digitally.
on behalf of zen zen zo's ongoing commitment to first nations leadership, artistic director nicole reilly, a proud wiradyuri yinaa, offers a place for a first nations artist to train at Stomping Ground for free. applicants must be 16 years or older, identify as first nations, 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 Bio of your training and performance credits to date.
Applications are due by the 15 November via firstname.lastname@example.org.